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Plytix Glossary

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API: Application Programming Interface — a key that allows data to be sent from one software to another. 

Asset: Assets include images, videos, audio, PDFs, documents, presentations — anything that comes in a file format. 

Attribute: Characteristics or features that describe a product.

Attribute Groups: Categories of attributes that contain similar information. Examples of attribute groups include “Media Attributes,” “Internal Information,” “Sales,” and “Shopify fields”. An attribute can be part of several attribute groups at a time.  


Brand Portal: Your e-catalog in Plytix. Brand Portals are considered an output. 

Brand Portal Detail: The section where you can configure the settings of your Brand Portal and select your Brand Portal design options. You can access a Brand Portal’s Detail page by clicking on your Brand Portal’s name from the main page of the “Brand Portals” tab.  

Brand Portal Overview: The main page of the “Brand Portals” tab where you can find a list of all your existing Brand Portals.

Bulk Edit: Applying edits to multiple products or assets at a time.


Categories: Your product or asset taxonomy.

Channels: A Plytix feature that allows you to access direct integrations and templates, and set up product feeds to syndicate information to different systems, marketplaces, and other platforms. 

Channel Details: This is the tab where you can access and configure a specific channel’s settings. You can access a channel’s detail page by clicking on a channel name in the channel overview page.

Channel Overview: The main page that appears when you click on the “Channels” tab. This is where you can find a list of all your channels. 

Computed Attributes: Attributes that are available in output settings which allow you to transform your attribute output values using formulas. 

Connections: The credential repository between Plytix and an external source such as Dropbox/FTP or Shopify.


DAM: Digital Asset Management. A platform where you can store and manage your digital assets. If you’re with Plytix, you also have access to digital asset management. 

Direct integration: A channel that doesn’t require you to manually copy and paste the generated feed URL to connect your Pytix data with the site. An example of that would be Plytix’s direct integration with Shopify.


Export: Downloading data from Plytix. You can export a list of attributes, and product and asset data in different formats. 


Families: Groups of similar product types that share particular characteristics in common. Examples of families include: “Shoes family,” “All t-shirts,” and “Fragrances”.


Import: Adding data in your PIM via a CSV file or external connection. This is the best alternative to adding or updating information in bulk rather than doing it manually. 

Import Feeds: Regularly scheduled imports in Plytix. In Plytix, you can generate feed imports from a URL (which you can generate by creating a Channel) and from a FTP/SFTP or Dropbox Connection.

Import Profile: Import templates that will automatically match selected fields and settings, making recurring imports easier. 


Log: A report, usually referred to  changes or updates made across your PIM or processing updates in your channels. 


(Shopify) Metafields: Fields that enable you to customize the functionality and appearance of your Shopify store by letting you save specialized information that isn't usually captured in the Shopify admin. You can use metafields for internal tracking or display technical information on your online store in various ways. With Plytix’s Shopify integration, you can add and update metafields to your products from your PIM data.


Output: Ways to share and export your Plytix data in customized formats; these include Channels and Brand Portals.

Output Label: The displayed label of an attribute in your outputs. E.g.: you can edit the label of an attribute in your channels, by heading over to the attributes tab of your channel information. 


Parent: A configurable non-sellable product that has linked variations. 

Permissions: Specifications of the access a role has to the data in your PIM.

PIM: Product Information Management. Plytix is a PIM system :) 

Plugin: An external app used to bridge the gap between Plytix and a shopping site when formats are not compatible. Examples of plugins include  “All Import” for WooCommerce and “Wyomind” for Magento. 

Product Detail page: The tab where you can access and edit all the information about a particular product; from its attributes, linked assets, categories, to its relationships and change log. You can access a product’s detail page by clicking on a product from the main product overview page. 

Product Overview page: The page with the full list of all of your products. You can access it by clicking on the “Products” tab, then selecting “All Products”.


Relationships: Associations assigned to products. Examples of product relationships include “recommended products” and “bundles”.


SKU: Stock Keeping Unit — it’s your unique product identifier and the only required field in Plytix.

Smart List: Lists that automatically update when products or assets meet the specified conditions.

Static List: A list of products or assets that needs to be updated manually. 

Status: A Plytix system attribute that defines whether a product is in Draft, Completed, or Archived.

Syndication: The act of sharing your data with external sources, such as shopping sites or an e-catalog.


Table View: Customized views in your Product and Asset overview pages. In Plytix, you can customize which columns you want to view and how the order they are displayed in the overview pages. In the Product overview page, you can save your customized view for future use. 

Team Roles: Profiles with customized permissions that an account admin or owner can assign to different users. 

Ticket: A record of a reported issue in the system that is escalated to our team for further investigation.


User: Person accessing the PIM. Plytix allows for unlimited users in a single account free of charge. 


Variation: A sellable version of a configurable/parent product. Also called "Variant".