Catalog Attributes

Catalog Attributes are a powerful way to customize Lead Commerce to your exact needs. Many times, as a business begins to use a software product, they want to make changes to that product and usually they have to consult a web programmer or developer to add new data fields, change text or labels, etc.

Lead Commerce puts that power into the end users hands. With attributes, you can create new text areas, drop down menus, checkboxes and more without any programming knowledge what-so-ever.

Below are the specific sections of the Catalog Attributes detail sections:

Details:

NameThis is the internal name of the custom attribute you are creating.
StatusThis is the status of the Attribute and can be Active, Inactive, or Archived.
Display NameThis is the external name of the Attribute which will display in your storefront if the Show on Website (FLEX) option is selected.
TypeThe Type of Attribute you create can be drop down, small text area, large text area, checkbox, media date.
Show on Website (FLEX)This option allows you to display the contents of your attributes on the page of your storefront.
RequiredThis option requires that the data is filled out when creating a new product or Importing a new product using the Import/Export option.
FilterThis option allows you to add a particular attribute and its values to the side navigation area.
SlugThe SLUG is a non-required field typically used for your storefront theme. Consult your web designer on questions relating to slugs or review the FLEX theming guide for more details.
Applies ToThis option allows you to indicate which subcomponents can use this custom attribute. Please Note: This does not mean that data within these custom attributes will be shared. Simply the form element itself.

Attribute Values:

Attribute Values will display when you create a product attribute that requires the user to pick a value. These specifically show up for Drop Down types and Checkbox Types. You must first save the Attribute prior to adding values to both a drop down and checkbox type product attribute.



NameThe name of the attribute value.
StatusThe status which can be active, inactive or archived.
Order Bythe order that this value should appear in a checkbox menu or drop down menu.

Related Products:

The Related Products section shows you all products that are using this Product Attribute.



IDThis is the ID of the product.
NameThis is the product name.
StatusThis is the current status of the product.

File Upload Section:

File UploadThis section displays all files that have been associated to this category.
Upload Files ButtonThis button is used to upload one or multiple files to the category from your computer.
Row level ColorboxIf you click on each file that has been uploaded it will open a dialogue window to allow you to make changes to the file name, to display the file in the customer portal and view the full path URL.
File NameThe name of the file
File URLThe full path URL of the file.

History Section:

UserThis column indicates which user made the change to this Category.
ActionThis column indicates what was done.
Modified OnThis column indicates when the change occurred.

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