Create a Category Attribute using Data Patches

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In this tutorial, Today I will explain to how to create a category attribute using data patches in Magento 2. From Magento 2.3.x, Magento brings new features which is  data patches. The Data Patch is class that contains data notification instruction.

Previously, Magento 2 uses InstallData and UpgradeData file use add data in core table or custom table. From Magento 2.3 it will be replaced by Data Patch.

Let start step by step, on how to create a category attribute using data patches.

Step 1: Create module required files.

First of all, Let’s assume that you have created simple module.

Step 2: Create category attribute 

Now, To create custom category attribute Create CategoryAttribute.php file at app/code/Nv/FeaturedCategories/Setup/Patch/Data/  and paste the below code :

 * Copyright © Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
 * Created By : Navnit Viradiya
declare (strict_types = 1);
namespace Nv\FeaturedCategories\Setup\Patch\Data;
use Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\ScopedAttributeInterface;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\Patch\DataPatchInterface;
 * Class CreateCustomAttr for Create Custom Product Attribute using Data Patch.
class CategoryAttribute implements DataPatchInterface {
     * ModuleDataSetupInterface
     * @var ModuleDataSetupInterface
    private $moduleDataSetup;
     * EavSetupFactory
     * @var EavSetupFactory
    private $eavSetupFactory;
     * @param ModuleDataSetupInterface $moduleDataSetup
     * @param EavSetupFactory          $eavSetupFactory
    public function __construct(
        ModuleDataSetupInterface $moduleDataSetup,
        EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory
    ) {
        $this->moduleDataSetup = $moduleDataSetup;
        $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;
     * {@inheritdoc}
    public function apply() {
        /** @var EavSetup $eavSetup */
        $eavSetup = $this->eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $this->moduleDataSetup]);
        $eavSetup->addAttribute(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Category::ENTITY, 'product_temp_attribute', [
            'type' => 'text',
            'label' => 'Category Temp Atrribute',
            'input' => 'text',
            'default' => 0,
            'sort_order' => 5,
            'global' => ScopedAttributeInterface::SCOPE_STORE,
            'group' => 'General Information',
            'visible_on_front' => true
     * {@inheritdoc}
    public static function getDependencies() {
        return [];
     * {@inheritdoc}
    public function getAliases() {
        return [];

Step 3: Add field in category form

As you may know, in the latest Magento versions, the category form for the admin panel is created via configuration file (app/code/Magento/Catalog/view/adminhtml/ui_component/category_form.xml or vendor/magento/module-catalog/view/adminhtml/ui_component/category_form.xml), so we need to create the same configuration file for our module and add our attribute to the category form.

Create a file category_form.xml at app/code/Nv/FeaturedCategories/view/adminhtml/ui_component/  and paste the below code :

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<form xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Ui:etc/ui_configuration.xsd">
    <fieldset name="general">
        <field name="product_temp_attribute">
            <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="required" xsi:type="boolean">false</item>
                    <item name="validation" xsi:type="array">
                        <item name="required-entry" xsi:type="boolean">false</item>
                    <item name="sortOrder" xsi:type="number">333</item>
                    <item name="dataType" xsi:type="string">string</item>
                    <item name="formElement" xsi:type="string">input</item>
                    <item name="label" translate="true" xsi:type="string">Category Temp Atrribute</item>

 Step 4: In Last, Now just execute this below command :

php bin/magento s:up
php bin/magento s:s:d -f
php bin/magento c:c