Attributes are organised into attribute sets. Every attribute must be assigned to an attribute set and can only be part of a single set.
Attributes sets allow you to define groups of related attributes that can then be used in multiple schemas. Changes to an attribute set are automatically reflected in schemas in which the entire attribute set is assigned.
Attributes can be added to a schema taxonomy as an entire set or on an individual basis. Attribute sets can be assigned to any number of schemas as needed. Only the default attribute set is required for all products. For more details on assigning attributes to taxonomies, see Assigning Attributes and Sets to Taxonomy Classes.
The Default Attribute Set
The default attribute set is available on all products regardless of product type or taxonomy level and cannot be removed. This is the set in which key master data that the business requires on all products should be defined. Usually this is data that comes from an ERP system. For example:
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All attributes within a default attribute set are assigned to every product within Pimberly and cannot be removed. Any attributes which do not need to appear on every product should be moved into a different attribute set. Attributes can be added or removed from the default (and any other) attribute set at any time.