Attribute Input Types

The attribute input type determines the type of information that can be stored in the attribute and how it can be used. Options include:

PropertyDescription
Text FieldA single line input field for text.
Text AreaA multiple-line input field that is used to enter paragraphs of text such as a product description. Depending in the attribute proprties, you can use the WYSIWYG editor to enter and format the text with HTML.
DateDepending on your system configuration, dates can be typed directly into a field, or selected from the a calendar or list. To display the pop-up calendar, click the calendar icon next to the field.
Yes/NoDisplays a drop-down list with the pre-defined options, “Yes” and “No.”
DropdownDisplays a drop-down list of values that allows only one selection to be made. The Dropdown input type is used to select options for a configurable product.
Multiple SelectDisplays a drop-down list of values that allows multiple selections to be made. To select more than one option, hold down the Ctrl key and click each item.
PriceThe price input type can be used to create price fields that are in addition to the predefined attributes, Price, Special Price, Tier Price and Cost. The currency that is used is determined by your currency configuration.
Fixed Product TaxThe Fixed Product Tax input field lets you define the FPT rates according to the requirements of your locale. To learn more, see: Setting Up Taxes.

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