If you are looking to pre-populate product drop down attributes (custom types) i.e. “Partners” attribute etc. then you must be wondering how to pre-populate the product drop down attribute values in that attribute. One option is to manually enter all the data which is time consuming specially if you are supposed to fill large data set. What if the source of the data is large enough to enter and update? Situation gets worse if you are asked to check whether the data is upto-date or not.
Lets take a scenario where people are coming to a separate part of your website and registering as a partner which is getting stored in other database (Non-Magento database).
Now, we have to fetch partners from this remote site and pre-populate (upto-date) data in our newly created custom attribute dropdown (partners).