Product Attributes In Magento 2 decide the way of using the attribute in the catalog its behavior and appearance on the shopping website, and in data transfer operations. The properties and labels associated with each attribute decide how it can be used, and its presence in the shopping website.
This section includes basic and advanced attribute properties.
The label identifies an attribute in the Admin and also in the storefront of each store view. If your store is the multi-lingual site, a different translated label for each language is recommended.
The Storefront Properties decide how an attribute can be used in your store, its appearance, and behavior. You can specify if attributes are available for search, layered navigation, product comparisons, price rules, and sorting. For text attributes, you can use the WYSIWYG editor, and decide to use or not to use HTML tags in formatting the values.
To know how to use attributes while creating a product, read this article: Product Attributes In Magento 2 Catalog.
Use in Search
Set option to “Yes” to allow people to search the catalog based on the value of this attribute.
The following attributes display when Search is enabled:
Set Search Weight from 1 to 10 to weight the search results.
Visible in Advanced Search
Allows customers to enter search criteria through a form.
Comparable on Storefront
Set option to “Yes” to include this attribute as a row in the Compare Products report.
Use In Layered Navigation
(Multiple Select, Dropdown and Price input types) the attribute will be included as a filter in the “Shop By” section of the layered navigation. Options available:
The attribute will not be used as a filter in the layered navigation.
Filterable (with results)
Layered navigation includes only those filters for which comparable products can be found. The attribute value that already applies to all products shown in the list doesn’t display as an available filter. Attribute values with a count of no product matches will not on the available filters list.
The filtered products list includes only those that match the filter. The products list is updated only if the selected filter(s) change what is shown.
Filterable (no results)
Layered navigation includes filters for all available attribute values and their product counts, including those without product matches. The value displays as a filter but is crossed out if the attribute value is a swatch.
Use In Search Results Layered Navigation
To add the attribute to the layered navigation for search results, set option to “Yes.”
Decides the position of the attribute in layered navigation concerning other filterable attributes.
Use for Promo Rule Conditions
To make the attribute available for use in price rules, set option to “Yes.”
Allow HTML Tags on Storefront
(Text Area input types and Text Field) To unlock the ability to format the attribute value with HTML tags, set option to “Yes.”
Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront
(Simple and virtual products) To add the attribute to the Additional Information tab of the product page, set option to “Yes.”
Used in Product Listing
Depends on the theme. To add the attribute to product summaries that display in catalog listings, set option to “Yes.”
Used for Sorting in Product Listing
Depending on the theme, includes the attribute as a “Sort By” option for catalog listings.