Attributes section allows you to add more information about products and help users further refine search process of items.
Run Store Manager, go to the "Store" tab and choose the "Attributes" section from the available list.
To be able to add new attribute, press the corresponding button on the toolbar:
The same options are available from the context menu:
In the form, which activates, specify the basic attribute's data:
"Attribute Name" and "Attribute Slug" - these fields are mandatory and must be unique.
Establish whether current attribute will be available on the product page of the store front-end (select or unselect the "Public" field).
Choose attribute "Type" - there are two options available: "Text" and "Select". "Text" allows you to enter text manually while "Select" allows to choose prearranged terms in the drop-down list.
"Default Sort Order." Select from the drop-down list the sort order variant:
"Custom ordering" allows you to drag-and-drop terms in a current attribute.
Once you finished with the main attribute data, press the [Apply] button and navigate to the right pane, where you can add necessary attribute's terms.
Let's create the "size" attribute. Its terms should be the basic size parameters like Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL).
Fill the necessary details for each field of the terms area and press [Apply] to save changes.
Now the newly created attribute is added to the attributes list and can be assigned to the relevant products of your store.
In case you need to change some information in attributes details, press the [Edit] button.
You are able to remove one or more attributes from the attributes list by clicking [Delete] on the toolbar.
To update page data press the [Refresh] button.
< - "Columns to preview" helps to select columns that will be reflected on the attributes page.
To adjust columns width click the corresponding button on the attributes toolbar.
The automatic resizing columns width ensures an appropriate options.
For reporting, you can save data from the current section to a separate file of a certain format. Click the necessary option on the toolbar named [Export Grid], which calls the drop-down list.
< - Among all variants select such format that suits you best for storing data.
The [Group Box] tool allows grouping store data at your discretion with the help of drag-and-drop column headings feature.
It gives you the possibility to build data-tree. For instance, you need to group attributes by the "Type" and "Slug" columns. To perform this, drag-and-drop the necessary headers in the "Group box" field one by one.
Check an example below:
If you drag column header, it will be placed between the columns where you drop it.
The filter tool calls the top row where you can specify your own search option (choose the column with the data you want to filter and at the top line enter the necessary value ). Your data will be filtered by this parameter.
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