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Product Line attributes and Model attributes characterize general product traits. For example, if the Product Family is "Automobile", then the Product Line and Model attributes might be wheels and brake type, respectively.
The purpose of creating Product Line and Model attributes is to provide an attribute framework for the Product Lines and Models within each Product Family. Using this framework, admins and users who upload product information (such as FullAccess users) can differentiate items by entering product-specific values into these common sets of attributes.
Sets of Product Line and Model attribute also establish which attributes a Partner Organization’s users can use to conduct product searches within Product Families.
Using the Product Line Attribute List Page
Navigate to the Product Line Attribute List page.
Click Product Definition in the Products section.
The Product Family List page appears.
For a Product Family, ensure Product Line Attributes or Model Attributes is selected in the Navigation column, and click List.
The Product Line Attribute List (shown below) or Model Attribute List page appears.
Use the following table to perform tasks on the page.
|Change the order of the attribute||Modify the Order field and click Update to refresh the page.|
|Use the Attribute Editor page||Click a name in the Label column. For more information, see Configuration Attributes Overview.|
|Make attributes available for use in Configuration rules||Check the box in the Config Attr column and click Update.|
|Make an attribute the base price||
Select the circle in the Base Price column and click Update.
You can only select a circle if there is more than one Currency attribute.
|Create a new attribute||Click Add.|
|Save changes to the page||Click Update.|
|Manage product attribute groups.||Click Groups and go to the Product Attribute Group List page. For more information, see Product Attribute Groups.|
|Define the sort order for products found during a search||Click Groups and go to the Product Attribute Group List page. For more information, see Defining Product Sort Behavior.|
|Return to the Product Family List page.||Click Back.|
CPQ Cloud automatically generates a default set of Product Line and Model attributes for each Product Family. It is not possible to delete default attributes.
Default Attributes created for each Product Family
|Attribute Name||Field Type||Description|
|Name||String||This field accepts Product Line and Model names. The system validates that each name is unique. Names can be up to 255 characters.|
|Description||Long String||Product or Model descriptions entered into this field can exceed 255 characters.|
Additional Product Line and Model attributes can be added to these default sets. The Commerce system supports up to 60 Product Line attributes and 60 Model attributes for each Product Family.
Other types of Product Line & Model Attributes
|Boolean||Boolean fields display as a set of radio buttons. This field is used to construct an either/or attribute.|
|Text Area||Long strings display as text boxes that exceed 255 characters.|
|Text Field||String displays as text fields that cannot exceed 255 characters.|
|Single-Select Menu||Single-select menu fields offer a selection of values from which you can choose a single item.|
|Multi-Select Menu||Multi-select menu fields offer a selection of values from which you can choose multiple items.|
|Integer||Integer fields validate that whole numbers are entered. The system can also validate within a range of integers.|
|Decimal Number (Float)||Float fields validate numbers with decimal point values. The system can also validate within a range of float values.|
|Range||Range fields enable you to set a lower and upper set (min/max) of values for a single attribute. During a product search, the system checks wither the user-submitted value falls between the lower and upper bounds of the range. If it does, the product is returned in the search set.|
|File Attachment||File attachment fields validate a file extension. The system can specify some particular file extensions.|
|Currency||Currency fields validate numbers with decimal values. The system can also validate currency as non-negative.|
After generating Product Line and Model attributes, you can create groups to organize how they appear on pages such as the Attribute Search page (in Commerce) and the Product Line Administration page (in the Supported Products Administration area). For more information, see Defining Product Sort Behavior.