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:
|Name||This is the internal name of the custom attribute you are creating.|
|Status||This is the status of the Attribute and can be Active, Inactive, or Archived.|
|Display Name||This is the external name of the Attribute which will display in your storefront if the Show on Website (FLEX) option is selected.|
|Type||The 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.|
|Required||This option requires that the data is filled out when creating a new product or Importing a new product using the Import/Export option.|
|Make Searchable||By selecting this, this will allow this attribute to be searchable.|
|Filter||This option allows you to add a particular attribute and its values to the side navigation area.|
|Slug||The 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.|
|Use This Attribute On||This option allows you to indicate which subcomponents/modules 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 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.
|Name||The name of the attribute value.|
|Status||The status which can be active, inactive or archived.|
|Order By||the order that this value should appear in a checkbox menu or drop down menu.|
The Related Products section shows you all products that are using this Product Attribute.
|ID||This is the ID of the product.|
|Name||This is the product name.|
|Status||This is the current status of the product.|
File Upload Section:
|File Upload||This section displays all files that have been associated to this category.|
|Upload Files Button||This button is used to upload one or multiple files to the category from your computer.|
|Row level Colorbox||If 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 Name||The name of the file|
|File URL||The full path URL of the file.|
|User||This column indicates which user made the change to this Category.|
|Action||This column indicates what was done.|
|Modified On||This column indicates when the change occurred.|