I’m happy to report
n98-magerun have incorporated and improved my old attribute migration generator script into a new
$ n98-magerun list dev:setup:script ... Available commands for the "dev:setup:script" namespace: dev:setup:script:attribute Creates attribute script for a given attribute code
If you’re not familiar with my original script, it automatically created a Magento setup resource migration script for existing catalog product attributes. This allows you to configure a development Magento system however you wanted via the UI, and then generate a script to insert your attribute into a staging or production system.
Here’s the syntax for the
$ n98-magerun dev:setup:script:attribute catalog_product color
You’ll notice instead of simply passing in the attribute code (
color), you also need to pass in the attribute type (
catalog_product). This is a little more work, but also means you can use this script for any EAV attribute. My original script was focused on product attribute creation because that was the specific problem I needed solved at the time.
This sort of collaboration is what I’ve always liked about “open source”. One group (Netz98) makes a great Magento tool, someone else (Me) vomits up a useful script but then moves on, and a third person (Dusan Lukic) has the knowledge/creativity to see how the two interlock and the drive to bring them together.