I'm trying to create a custom variation attribute for products in Salesforce Commerce Cloud. There are already attributes like "color", "size", "batteryLife", etc. I want to add a completely new one called "productVariation" or something like that.
I set-up a new sandbox with SFRA, and the default product catalog. If I go to Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Products then select my product, and open the variations tab, there's a section where I can add shared variation attributes:
In this case I've already added color, which was a pre-defined variation attribute. It works correctly. If I click new the attribute definition ID isn't a free-form field:
After clicking the ellipsis (...) the list looks like this:
There's no option to "create new" there.
What I've Tried
I tried going to Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Shared Variation Attributes > Apparel Master Catalog. But again, if I try to add a new attribute there, it requires me to select from the same list of existing variation attributes:
I also tried going to Administration > Site Development > Custom Object Types, and tried to create a new "object type", hoping that might appear in the list of variation attributes, but it did not.