Attribute Types

Learn about the attribute types available in Plytix and their uses.

This article provides an overview of the available attribute types, when to use them and the filter types they provide.

 

 

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Overview

Here is a quick overview graphic of all of the information. Scroll down to find further information about each individual attribute type.

 

plytix attribute types overview

 


 

Short Text

The Short Text attribute is perfect for names, identifiers with letters, and other short values of text. It is the perfect option when you need to see the entire value of this attribute in the Product Overview table. 

 

Short Text

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • contains
  • does not contain
  • is not equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined
  • character count

 

⚠️  When using a Short Text attribute, you will see the entire value of this attribute in the Product Overview table so make sure you keep it short to avoid crowding your table, or set a character limit.

 

💡 The system attribute SKU is a short text attribute. If you ever need to filter out a list of SKUs you can simply apply a filter saying "SKU contains any of" and insert these SKUs (this can even be done via copy and paste from a file). This filtering option allows you to filter out up to 100 SKUs at a time. 

 

filter-multiple-skus

💡 Short Text Attributes also allow you to filter on character count. This filter conditions ensures you to comply with any SEO standards by identifying content that has either too many or too little characters.


To filter on character count simply: 

  1. Select a Short Text Attribute in the "Filter section" of the "Product Overview"
  2. Enable the box "Character count
  3. Choose the condition you wish to filter on 
  4. Type in the character count

 

filter-character-count

If you want to limit the amount of characters in a short text attribute, check the box in the "Settings" section when you create it, then type the number of characters for your limit. 1In the even you try to add a value over the limit, the attribute will turn red and tell you how many characters are over the limit.

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Paragraph

Used for longer pieces of plain text, eg. description, instructions and warranty content. 

 

Paragraph

ℹ️  When viewing this attribute in the Product Overview table, you will only be able to view a summary that contains the first two lines.

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • contains
  • does not contain
  • is not equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined
  • character count

 

💡 Just as described above for the short text attribute, paragraph attributes can also be filtered on character count conditions. 

 

To add a character limit to a Paragraph attribute, check the box under settings and type the maximum number of character you want to allow.2

Trying to add a value over the limit will cause the attribute to turn red and display how many characters are over the limit.

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HTML

For content that uses styling when exporting outputs in HTML/Rich Text format. 

 

Plytix HTML attribute

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • contains
  • does not contain
  • is not equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 

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Integer Number

A numerical input that only allows for whole numbers. Useable for quantities, numerical identifiers, weight in grams, volume in ml/oz.

 

integer-number

 

⚠️  If you do not input the number correctly you will get an error message.

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is greater than
  • is greater or equal to
  • is less than
  • is less or equal than
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Decimal Number

A numerical input that allows for decimal numbers.

 

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Filter Type:

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is greater than
  • is greater than or equal to
  • is less than
  • is less than or equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Dropdown

For a set of options where only one option can apply at a time, i.e a color or size.

 

Dropdown

 

⚠️  Dropdown Attributes are limited to 1000 options. 

 

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Multi-Select

For a set of options when multiple options can apply simultaneously, i.e. color combinations or available retail outlets (web shop, retail store...)

 

multiselect attribute plytix

 

⚠️  Multi-Select attributes are limited to 1000 options. 

 

Available filters

  • contains any of
  • doesn't contain any of
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Date

When you need a uniform way to tell the date. Some examples are launch dates, end of life dates, created date, modified date etc.

 

Date-attribute plytix


ℹ️  Check out how to configure the Date attribute

 

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is greater than
  • is greater or equal than
  • is less than
  • is less or equal than
  • is defined
  • is not defined


    💡When filtering under "Created Date" or "Modified Date" you are also able to indicate a specific time to identify when certain changes were made. 

    filter-by-time

 


 

URL

Link to an external resource i.e. a YouTube video or external documentation.

 

URL-Attribute-Plytix

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • contains
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Boolean

Used for all 'yes or no' questions about your products i.e. Dishwasher Safe or Discontinued.

 

Boolean

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Media (Single)

To contain a single linked file for a product i.e. main image or instruction booklet.

 

media gallery attribute

Available filters

  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Media Gallery

To contain multiple linked files for a product i.e. packshots, in-use images, firmware updates.

 

media gallery attribute-1

 


 

Completeness

Completeness attributes let you choose how to track your product completion progress. Learn how to make them here.

Completeness

Available filters

  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is greater than
  • is greater or equal than
  • is less than
  • is less or equal than
  • is defined
  • is not defined

 


 

Computed

A special type of attribute that allows you to use formulas to transform other attributes. 


 

computed attribute-1

 

⚠️  Computed Attributes can ONLY be created and used in Channels, Brand Portals, and PDFs. You are unable to view or filter them in the Product Overview table. 

 

What's Next?

 

Now that you know the different types of attributes you can work with:

 


 

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