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Text, Float, and Integer Attributes


Text, float, and integer attributes with a Text Field Attribute Type are all edited in a Text Attribute Editor page, although different options appear depending on which type of attribute is being edited.

If you have a text, float, or integer attribute with an Attribute Type of Single Select Menu, Multi Select Menu, or Single Select Pick List, see the Menu Attributes topic.

ClosedText Attributes

ClosedFloat Attributes

ClosedInteger Attributes

Integer fields validate whole numbers—those without decimal values. This can be displayed as a text field or as a single-select or multi-select menu.

If your text, float, or integer attribute has a Single Select Menu or Multi Select Menu type, you will also see a Menu Population section. For more information, see Menu Attributes.


ClosedAccessing the Text Attribute Editor 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. Click the name of an attribute with Text, Float, or Integer in the Attribute Type column, or create a new attribute.

    The Text Attribute Editor page appears.

ClosedUsing the Text Attribute Editor Page

The Text Attribute Editor page has the following sections under the General tab: Main Information, Properties, and Default Data or Data Validation.

ClosedMain Information Section

  1. Edit the Name of the attribute.
  2. Enter a Description.

    If Help Icon is checked for the attribute in the Configuration Flow Editor, the description appears when the user hovers over the help icon.

    For more information, see Configuration Flows.

  1. Choose the Display Type: Text or Text Area.

    Text Area allows you to enter more than 255 characters in the field

  2. Select Array Control Attribute, if desired.

    This option only appears for Integer type attributes. See Managing Arrays and Sets for more information.

ClosedProperties Section

  1.  Choose the Set Type:
    • None The user can input any value without encountering an error message.
    • Set A recommendation rule can change the value entered by the user unless the attribute is locked by the user.
    • Forced Set A recommendation rule will change the value of the attributes regardless of what the user enters and if the attribute is locked or not.
  1. Select the appropriate checkbox for:
    • Required This will require the user to enter a value before proceeding to a commerce transaction.
    • Hidden This attribute will not appear to the user. It can be used in rules.
    • Auto Update This will by updated by the system without the user invoking an action.
    • Hide In Transaction This attribute is hidden within a commerce document.
  1. Choose the Status of the attribute:
    • Active An attribute that is active will appear to the buyer and/or be included in rules.

      All attributes are active by default.

    • Inactive An inactive attribute cannot appear in a rule to the user.
    • Internal An internal attribute will only appear to FullAccess users.
  1. Click Show Start/End Dates to specify how long the attribute will remain in the chosen status.

      If no duration is specified, the attribute maintains its status until the admin changes it.

ClosedDefault Data or Data Validation Section


    Attribute range calculations are validated on the Value Punch-In.

    Example: If the value was passed in the URL to the Configuration, it will be validated and an error message will appear.

    This affects both Mobile and Desktop.

Have as few attributes "auto-update" as possible.

    NULL and blank Integer values are treated as separate values.

    - NULL= 0
    - Blank = ""

    If you use logic that tests for NULL values in rule conditions or BML, this logic should be updated.

    Using "null" as an attribute value is strongly discouraged.


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