How to modify attributes of an item type without system update/initialization?

Often we come across the situation, when it is difficult to run a system update, like in production. But still we need to apply some modification at an attribute level.

Hybris has provided Hybirs management console (HMC) , as a graphical tool, which mirrors database in a user friendly way.

Go to HMC > system > type > Search for your item type > Properties.

Here you can apply all sort of modifications you want to do. You can set default values, initial values, mandatory nature etc.




5 thoughts on “How to modify attributes of an item type without system update/initialization?

  1. This method is fine ,as long as the server is not down . But once the server is stopped all modifications has to be physically done in the *items.xml and an update has to happen after that . so what ever is done by going to hmc will be lost.


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  3. Hi ,
    Great Post! Very helpful! I have question for you though! I have specified a defaultValue for an attribute “xyz” to be set as Boolean.TRUE in my items.xml file.

    When I go to the above mentioned path I can see the default value set to TRUE.
    But , when I go and see the value of attribute for any random product in HMC ! I see it is set to “n/a” instead of true


    • Hi Shruti
      Thanks for the comment.
      You see “n/a” because those product might have been created before you made changes in default value. If you init your system, all value should be set to zero.



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