For example you decided detach completely attribute Material from the variable products. Do next steps:
- Using the functionality of the tab 'Filters' make filtering of the products by type: 'Variable' and also if necessary you can filter by more parameters
- If you need to change only some products you can select them using checkboxes in the Products Editor or skip this step. Also you should know that you can do this operation without any filtering using product selection by checkboxes only.
- Go to tab 'Bulk Edit' and enable there in section taxonomies attribute 'Product Material'
- Do not select any terms in the drop-down for the 'materials' there but select behavior in the near drop-down: 'replace'
- Click on 'Do Bulk Edit' and wait until operation is finished
- If you want you can rollback changes in the tab History