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Product Line and Model Attributes

OVERVIEW

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.


ADMINISTRATION

ClosedUsing the Product Line Attribute List Page

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Product Line Attribute List page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.
    2. Click Product Definition in the Products section.

      The Product Family List page appears.

    3. 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.

  2. Use the following table to perform tasks on the page.

    To... Do This...
    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.

ClosedDefault Attributes

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.

ClosedDefault Attributes created for each Product Family

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.

ClosedOther types of Product Line & Model Attributes

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.


NOTES

    Similar to Product Families, Product Line and Model attributes are also created in an inactive, pending state. They become active when the parent Product Family is deployed. For more information about deployment, see Setting Up Product Families.

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