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

⚠️  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.


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


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


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 500 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 500 options. 

Available filters

  • contains
  • is defined
  • is not defined


Date

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


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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