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Configuration Attributes Overview

OVERVIEW

Configuration attributes define the characteristics of Product Families that can be specified by the user. Much of the functionality of the Configurator requires the use of these attributes. They are used in search flows, configuration flows, and every type of configuration rule.

Attributes can be of float, integer, date, HTML or text data type. The status of configurable attributes can be active, inactive, or internal. Configurable attributes can also be made active during certain time periods by specifying start and end dates.

Configurable attributes can be created as menus or text fields.

Configurable attributes can be defined as stand-alone attributes or as arrays. Array attributes group multiple scalar attributes. Usually, the size of an array attribute is specified by a control attribute.

ADMINISTRATION

ClosedAccessing the Configurable Attributes Administration List Page

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Configurable Attributes Administration List page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click Catalog Definition in the Products section.

      The Supported Products page appears.

    3. In the Navigation column, select Configurable Attribute and then click List.

      The Configurable Attributes Administration List page appears.

  2. Perform one of the tasks in the following table.

    To... Do This...
    Delete Attributes In the Select column, select the attributes you want to delete and click Delete.
    Re-order Attributes Change the numbering in the Order column, then click Update.
    Add Attributes Click Add to open the Attribute Editor.
    Edit Attributes

    In the Name column, click the link to open the Attribute Editor specific to the attribute type.

    Change Attribute Status Choose one of the following options from the Status drop-down: Active, Internal, and Inactive.
    View Related Rules

    In the Related Rules column, click List to open the Attribute Editor.

    Manage Array Sets

    Click List Array Sets to open the Configurable Array Sets Administration List view.


ClosedAdding an Attribute

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Configurable Attributes Administration List page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click Catalog Definition in the Products section.

      The Supported Products page appears.

    3. In the Navigation column, select Configurable Attribute and then click List.

      The Configurable Attributes Administration List page appears.

  1. Click Add.

    The Attribute Editor page appears.

  2. Enter information for the items shown in the following table.

    Information Settings
    Name

    Required.

    The name of the configurable attribute

    Variable Name

    Required.

    The Variable Name field populates automatically, but you can change the entry.

    Array Type

    Designates that the attribute can be used as a column in an array set.

    For more information, see Managing Arrays and Sets.

    Data Type

    Required.

    Select Text, Float, Integer, HTML, Date, Currency, or Boolean.

    See the following table for more information.

    Attribute Type Select Text Field, Single Select Menu, Multi Select Menu, or Single Select Pick List.

    Depending on which Data Type you select, you will see different choices.

    Data Type Attribute Type Panel?
    Text

    Text Field

    Single Select Menu

    Multi Select Menu

    Single Select Pick List

    No
    Float

    Text Field

    Single Select Menu

    Multi Select Menu

    Single Select Pick List

    No
    Integer

    Text Field

    Single Select Menu

    Multi Select Menu

    Single Select Pick List

    Part Information
    HTML

    none

    none
    Date none none
    Currency none none
    Boolean none Part Information
  3. Click Add to proceed to the Attribute Editor specific to your type of attribute (for example, the Text Attribute Editor), or click Add and New to create the attribute and return to the same blank Attribute Editor page.

    For more information on how to finish entering your configurable attribute, go to the corresponding topic for the Attribute Type:

    Boolean

    Currency

    Date

    HTML

    Text, Float, and Integer

    For a Text, Float, or Integer Data Type that has an Attribute Type of Single Select Menu or Multi Select Menu, see the topic Menu Attributes.

    For a Text, Float, or Integer Data Type that has an Attribute Type of Single Select Pick List, see the topic Single Select Pick Lists.


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