System Attributes

Plytix has pre-set attributes created by our 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. System Attributes cannot be edited or removed. 

Which attributes are System Attributes?

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

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These are the 11 default system attributes (and here is a refresher on the different attribute types).


  • Type - Short Text
  • This is the unique identifier of all your products and is used as such for imports, exports, and lookups. Two products cannot have the same SKU. This field is required for all products in Plytix. 


  • Type - Short Text
  • This is a unique identifier for your Global Trade Number. This can be an EAN, UPC, JAN...etc. This will only accept valid GTIN formats. Two products cannot have the same GTIN.


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

Variation of

  • Type - Variation
  • This identifies the parent SKU of a variation


  • Type - Variation
  • This identifies the child or variation SKU of a parent


  • Type - Category
  • 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.


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


  • Type - Media Single
  • 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

  • Type - Date
  • This is a date attribute that shows the last time your product was edited. 


  • Type - Date
  • This is a date attribute that shows when your product was created.


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