System Attributes

Plytix has some pre-set attributes created by the system. Here is what they are and what they do.

What is a System Attribute?

These are attributes created by Plytix, not by the user. Users can create their own attributes by going to Settings. 

System attributes are defaults that help identify products and different system settings. These cannot be edited or removed. 


Which ones are System Attributes?

In most cases you can identify a system attribute by the purple SYS label next to it. 

There are 10 different system attributes: 




This is the unique identifier of all your products and is used as such for imports, exports, and lookups. 


This is a short-text identifier for your products. This shows in the individual product pages. 

Variation of

This identifies the parent SKU of a variation


This identifies the child or variation SKU of a parent


This attribute is a type of multi-select attribute that outputs category trees. You can assign your product to many categories at a time and categories can be 6 levels deep. Learn how to create categories here.


This is a media attribute that summarizes all the files you have linked to a particular product. When exporting with Channels or creating Catalogs, it is best practice to set up other Media attributes to ensure the right files are shown. 


This is a media attribute that only allows one input. This is the "featured image" that will appear around the Plytix platform as the visual identifier of your product. You can set other Media (Single) attributes in Settings. 

Last Modification

This is a date attribute that shows the last time your product was edited. 


This is a date attribute that shows when your product was created.


The status attribute is a boolean type that lets the user set whether the product is "Complete" or "Draft".