Managing Category Attributes

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Navigate to: PIM > Category Attributes

Category Attributes help pass along important information to Znode and Administrators about Categories. New Categories inherit the Category Attributes from the respective Product Attribute Category.

Category Attributes are the building blocks of the category data model. Administrators can easily create custom individual attributes to be used during the category creation process.

Category Attributes contain Attribute Details and an Attribute Type.

  • Attribute Details are the actual descriptive characteristics of Categories.

  • Attribute Types determines what type of input to accept and, ultimately, how Znode will interact with the Attribute. Znode’s built-in attribute types are:

    • Date

    • File

    • Image

    • Label

    • Number

    • Yes/No

    • Link

    • Multi-select

    • Simple-select

    • Text

    • Text Area

Znode comes with many default Category Attributes to get you off the ground. These are the most commonly used Attributes to help Administrators start creating Categories, however, the custom attributes can be added at any time.

System Defined Category Attributes

Detail

Description

CategoryName

Internally used name for the category. Displayed in the navigation menu.

Category title

Displayed as the category page title.

DisplayOrderCategory

Categories with a lower display order are displayed first on the navigation menu.

CategoryImage

Upload a suitable image for your category. These file types are supported. The file size should be less than 1.5 Mb. Your image will automatically be scaled so it displays correctly in the catalog.

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ShortDescription

Enter an optional short description (less than 100 characters) to be displayed in the search result listing grid.-

Long Description

You can enter rich text and upload images using the editor. This will allow you to create a splash page for your Category or provide a text introduction that will show above your products. You may leave this field blank.

AdditionalDescription

Enter additional information for the Category description.

CategoryBanner

You can enter rich text and upload images using the editor. This can be used for Category Banner.

Adding and Editing a Category Attribute

Navigate to: PIM > Category Attributes > “Attributes” > “Add Attributes”

Add Category Attribute Details

Attributes Detail

Description

Attribute type

The administrator needs to select the attribute type from the available list of types.

Code

The administrator needs to add a unique Alphanumeric code that identifies the attribute.

Required

The administrator needs to select if the attribute is required or not.

Is Localizable

The administrator needs to select if the attribute can be localized or not.

Is personalizable

The administrator needs to select if the attribute can be personalized or not.

Is show on Grid

The administrator needs to select if the attribute should be shown as a column on a PIM > products list page or not.

Validation Rule

The administrator can select the type of value the attribute field should accept. Not available for all attribute types.

Regular expression

The administrator can add a customized type of the value the attribute field should accept by adding a regular expression for the custom type. Not available for all attribute types.

Min Date

The administrator can add a start Date if the “Attribute Type” date is selected.

Max Date

The administrator can add an end Date if the “Attribute Type” date is selected.

Max characters

The administrator can add a numeric value here which will indicate the maximum number of characters the attribute value should support.

Unique value

The administrator can select if the attribute value needs to be unique or not.

Attribute Group

The administrator needs to select an attribute group where the attribute will belong.

Is Comparable

The administrator can select if the attribute will be used for the product comparison on the webstore.

Is used in search

The administrator can select if the attribute needs to be used in search or not.

Default value

The administrator can add the default value of the attribute.

Help Description

The administrator can add a help text which would describe the attribute on the “add/edit product” page.

Display Order

The administrator can add the sequence number here. This sequence number will indicate the position of the attribute in the attribute group.

Delete Category Attribute

Navigate to: PIM > Category Attribute

Steps to delete Category Attribute:

  1. Click on the “delete” icon

  2. The Category Attribute is now deleted.

Note: Administrators will not be able to delete an attribute that is being used by a category or is system defined.

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