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Magento 2 - Build World-Class online stores by Jonathan Bownds, Bret Williams, Vladimir Kerkhoff, Ray Bogman, Fernando J. Miguel

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Creating system configuration fields

In Magento, it is possible to store configuration values for global/website or store in the backend. These values can be used to store simple module settings such as API -keys, module enable/disable options, or any setting that you might require for your module. The data is stored in the core_config_data table.

Getting ready

As the configuration fields are only accessible through the backend web pages, the configuration file is stored in the etc/adminhtml directory.

How to do it…

Create your own configuration options with the following step:

  1. Create the system configuration file:

    etc/adminhtml/system.xml

    <?xml version="1.0"?> <config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Config:etc/system_file.xsd"> ...

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