Creates a Product Type

Magento supports a number of product types, each with its own behavior and attributes.

This powerful concept allows Magento to support a wide range of industries and merchant needs by mixing and matching product experiences in their catalog.

Even more powerful, however, is the ability for developers to easily add new product types.

In general, when a product class has distinct behavior or attributes, it should be represented by its own product type.

This allows the product type to have complex and custom logic and presentation,

with no impact on other product types — ensuring that native product types can continue to function as intended.

Use the snippet in the Magento 2 module creator.




namespace Mage2Gen\Module\Model\Product\Type;

class Test extends \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\AbstractType

    const TYPE_ID = 'test';

     * {@inheritdoc}
    public function deleteTypeSpecificData(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $product)
        // method intentionally empty


<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Catalog:etc/product_types.xsd">
	<type name="test" label="Test" modelInstance="Mage2Gen\Module\Model\Product\Type\Test" isQty="true"/>



namespace Mage2Gen\Module\Setup;

use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;

class InstallData implements InstallDataInterface

    private $eavSetupFactory;

     * Constructor
     * @param \Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory
    public function __construct(EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory)
        $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;

     * {@inheritdoc}
    public function install(
        ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup,
        ModuleContextInterface $context
    ) {
        $eavSetup = $this->eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);

        // associate these attributes with new product type
        $fieldList = [
        // make these attributes applicable to new product type
        foreach ($fieldList as $field) {
            $applyTo = explode(
                $eavSetup->getAttribute(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Product::ENTITY, $field, 'apply_to')
            if (!in_array(\Mage2Gen\Module\Model\Product\Type\Test::TYPE_ID, $applyTo)) {
                $applyTo[] = \Mage2Gen\Module\Model\Product\Type\Test::TYPE_ID;
                    implode(',', $applyTo)