The Attribute Properties in Magento define the individual characteristics that determine how an attribute can be used in the product catalog.
Attribute Properties in Magento
PROPERTY: Attribute Code
(Required) A unique identifier for internal use. The Attribute Code must begin with a letter, but can include a combination of lowercase letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9).The code must be less than thirty characters in length and cannot include any special characters or spaces, although an underscore (_) can be used to indicate a space.
Limits the use of an attribute to a specific store view or website. Options include:
- Store View
PROPERTY: Catalog Input Type for Store Owner
Determines the data type and input control that is used to manage the product from the store Admin. Options include:
Text Field: A single line input field for text.
Text Area: A multiple-line input field that can display paragraphs of text formatted with HTML.
Date: An input field for date values. The date can be typed directly into the field, or selected from a list or calendar.
Yes/No: A drop-down list with pre-defined options of “Yes” and “No.”
Dropdown: A drop-down list of configurable options, from which only one can be selected.
Multiple Select: Displays a drop-down list of configurable options. To select more than one option, hold down the Ctrl key and click each item.
Price: An input type that can be used to create price fields in addition to the predefined attributes: Price, Special Price, Tier Price and Cost.
Media Image: An additional image that can be included in the attribute set of a product.
Fixed Product Tax: An input type that gives you the ability to define FPT rates based on the requirements of your locale.
PROPERTY: Default Value
Assigns a starting value to the attribute to help during data entry. To assign a default value for Multiple Select or Dropdown input types, see: Creating Attributes.
A default value cannot be set for Multiple Select, Dropdown, or Fixed Product Tax input types.
PROPERTY: Unique Value
To prevent duplicate values in a data entry field, set Unique Value to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
PROPERTY: Values Required
To require that a value to be entered in this field before the record can be saved, set Values Required to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
PROPERTY: Input Validation for Store Owner
Performs a validation check of the data entered in the field, based on the following options:
- Decimal Number
- Integer Number
- Letters (a-z, A-Z) or Numbers (0-9)
PROPERTY: Apply To
(Required) Identifies the product types to which this attribute applies. Options include:
- All Product Types
- Selected Product Types
- Simple Product
- Grouped Product
- Configurable Product
- Virtual Product
- Bundle Product
PROPERTY: Use to Create Configurable Product
(Dropdown input type only) Select “Yes” if this attribute will be used to create a drop-down list for a configurable product. Options include: Yes / No
Topics in the Attributes section include the following:
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