The first step of the process is to declare these three attributes in the “Attributes_Definition” tab.
Take a screw, for example. Screws are characterized by two main dimensional attributes: diameter and length. We want to add this information for each reference to our screw in the “Products” tab.
The “diameter” attribute of the screw is named “D”; the “length” attribute is named “Lg”.
Screws are also characterizsed by their material attribute, so we also want to add this information for each reference of our screw. We will name this material attribute “MAT’. What is making the difference between the dimensional attributes and this material attribute is that the first ones are numeric values whereas the last one is text attribute that is translatable.
- Scroll down the table to the first unused row.
By default, if you have not yet added an attribute, the first empty row is row “4”.
- In the first column, “Attribute_ID”, enter the name of the “diameter” attribute, namely: “D”.
- The following columns, which start with “Attribute_Name”, can be used to assign a label to the attribute.
For example, suppose that with the wizard, you selected English and French; you therefore have 2 columns: “Attribute_Name_EN” and “Attribute_Name_FR”.
In the column “Attribute_Name_EN” you can specify the English label for the attribute, for example “Diameter D (mm)” (or just “D” if you prefer).
In the column “Attribute_Name_FR”, do likewise, but in French: “Diamètre D (mm)” (or just “D” if you prefer. Even if you already entered that for the English label, you have to enter it again for the French label).
Remember that it is always advisable to include, in the attribute label, the symbol for the units in which the attribute’s values are expressed.
- Repeat the procedure on the next row with the “length” attribute named “Lg”
- Repeat the procedure on the next row with the “Screw Material” attribute named “MAT”
- Important: Do not leave any blank rows in the table between attribute declarations.
- Example :