Attribute Input Types
When viewed from the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed., attributes are the fields that you complete when you create a product. The input type that is assigned to an attributeA characteristic or property of a product; anything that describes a product. Examples of product attributes include color, size, weight, and price. determines the type of data that can be entered and the format of the field or input control. From the standpoint of the customer, attributes provide information about the product, and are the options and data entry fields that must be completed to purchase a product.
Attribute Input Types
Date values can be entered by making a selection from a drop-down list, or popup calendar ( ). Depending on your system configuration, dates can be typed directly into a field, or selected from the calendar or list. To format date and time values, see: Date & Time Custom Options.
Displays a drop-down list of values. Only one item can be selected at a time. The Dropdown input type is a key component of configurable products.
This input type is used to create price fields that are in addition to the predefined attributes, Price, Special Price, Tier Price and Cost. The currency used is determined by your system configuration.
Associates an additional image with a product, such as a product logo, care instructions, or ingredients from a food label. When you add a media image attribute to the attribute set of a product, it becomes an additional image type, along with Base, Small, and Thumbnail. The media image attribute can be excluded from the media gallery.
Displays a swatch that depicts the color, texture, or pattern of a configurable product. A visual swatch can be filled with a hexadecimal color value, or display an uploaded image that represents the color, material, texture, or pattern of the option.
A text-based representation of a configurable product option that is frequently used for size. Text swatches can also include hexadecimal color values.
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