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Removing delete mass action from product grid

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Stephan Hochdörfer
Head of IT Business Operations

One of our customers asked us to remove the delete option from the mass action element for the product grid. What sounded like a simple task evolved into a lot of debugging and testing. Apparently removing the mass action option from the xml configuration does not work even though a lot of StackOverflow posts say so. The only way that worked for me, was to do it programmatically like this:

Extend the default Product Grid, overwrite the _prepareMassaction() method and remove the delete option there:


namespace Vendor\Product\Block\Adminhtml\Product;

class Grid extends \Magento\Catalog\Block\Adminhtml\Product\Grid
protected function _prepareMassaction()

After that the DI configuration needs to modified as well, making sure Magento will use our implementation instead of the default one:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi=""

<preference for="Magento\Catalog\Block\Adminhtml\Product\Grid"