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Product attributeA characteristic or property of a product; anything that describes a product. Examples of product attributes include color, size, weight, and price. properties determine how an attribute can be used in the catalog, and its appearance and behavior in the store. The Attribute Information panel on the left includes:
The Properties section includes both basic and advanced attribute properties.
The label identifies an attribute in the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. and also in the storefront of each store view. If your store is available in multiple languages, you can enter a different translated label for each language.
The Storefront Properties determine how an attribute can be used in your store, its appearance, and behavior. You can specify if attributes are available for search, layered navigationThe primary group of web page links that a customer uses to navigate around the website; the navigation links to the most important categories or pages on an online store., product comparisons, price rules, and sorting. For text attributes, you can enable the WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get: An editor that displays formatted text as it will appear in its final published form. editor, and determine if HTMLHyperText Markup Language: A standard for tagging and structuring text, images, videos, and other media on a web page. tags can be used to format the values.
The label that identifies the attribute during data entry.
Catalog Input Type for Store Owner
Determines the data type and input control that is used to manage the product from the store Admin. Options include:
A single line input field for text.
A multiple-line input field that can display paragraphs of text formatted with HTML.
An input field for date values. The date can be typed directly into the field, or selected from a list or calendar.
A drop-down list with pre-defined options of “Yes” and “No.”
A drop-down list of options that allows multiple selections. To select more than one option, hold down the Ctrl key and click each item.
A drop-down list of options that allows only one selection.
An input type that can be used to create price fields in addition to the predefined attributes: Price, Special Price, Tier Price and Cost.
An additional image that can be included in the attribute set of a product.
An uploaded image that represents a configurable product option for color, material, texture, or pattern.
A text-based representation of a configurable product option that is frequently used for size. Text swatches can also be used to represent hexadecimal color values.
Fixed Product Tax
An input type that gives you the ability to define FPT rates based on the requirements of your localeA set of configurations that defines the user’s language, country, tax rate, and other settings..
To require that a value to be entered in this field before the record can be saved, set Values Required to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
Advanced Attribute Properties
(Required) A unique identifier for internal use. The Attribute Code must begin with a letter, but can include a combination of lowercase letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9).The code must be less than thirty characters in length and cannot include any special characters or spaces, although an underscore (_) can be used to indicate a space.
Assigns a starting value to the attribute to help during data entry. To assign a default value for Multiple Select or Dropdown input types, see: Creating Attributes.
A default value cannot be set for Multiple Select, Dropdown, or Fixed Product Tax input types.
To prevent duplicate values in a data entry field, set Unique Value to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
Input Validation for Store Owner
Performs a validation check of the data entered in the field, based on the following options:
Letters (a-z, A-Z) or Numbers (0-9)
Add to Column Options
Determines if the column appears in the product grid. Options: Yes / No
Use in Filter Options
Determines if the attribute is used as a filter control at the top of columns in the grid. Options: Yes / No
Use in Search
Select “Yes” if you want people to be able to search the catalog based on the value of this attribute. Options include: Yes / No
The following attributes appear when Search is enabled:
To weight the search results, set Search Weight to a number from 1 to 10.
Visible in Advanced Search
Gives shoppers the ability to enter search criteria through a form. Options include: Yes / No
Using too many attributes can slow down search.
Comparable on Storefront
Use In Layered Navigation
The attribute is not used in layered navigation.
Filterable (with results)
Filterable (no results)
Lists all attribute values, even those that do not apply to any product in the list. Layered navigation appears on a categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. page only if there are filterable attributes available.
Use In Search Results Layered Navigation
To include the attribute in the layered navigation for search results, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
Determines the position of the attribute in layered navigation in relation to other filterable attributes.
Use for Promo Rule Conditions
Allow HTML Tags on Storefront
Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront
Used in Product Listing
Depends on the themeA package that contains graphics and appearance information, and customizes the look and feel of the store.. To include the attribute in product summaries that appear in catalog listings, select “Yes.”
Used for Sorting in Product Listing
Depending on theme, includes the attribute as a “Sort By” option for catalog listings. Options: Yes / No