The Attribute Properties define the individual characteristics that determine how an attribute can be used in the product catalog.
|Attribute Code||(Required) A unique identifier for internal use. The Attribute Code must begin with a letter, but can include a combination of lowercase letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9). The code must be less than thirty characters in length and cannot include any special characters or spaces, although an underscore (_) can be used to indicate a space.|
|Scope||Limits the use of an attribute to a specific store view or website, or view. A Magento Go store has only one website and one store, but can have up to three views. Options include:
|Catalog Input Type for Store Owner||Determines the data type and input control that is used to manage the product from the store Admin. Options include:
|Default Value||Assigns a starting value to the attribute to help during data entry. To assign a default value for Multiple Select or Dropdown input types, see: Creating Attributes.
A default value cannot be set for Multiple Select, Dropdown, or Fixed Product Tax input types.
|Unique Value||To prevent duplicate values in a data entry field, set Unique Value to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No|
|Values Required||To require that a value is entered in this field before the record can be saved, set Values Required to “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No|
|Input Validation for Store Owner||Performs a validation check of the data entered in the field, based on the following options:
Letters (a-z, A-Z)
|Apply To||(Required) Identifies the product types to which this attribute applies. Options include:
All Product Types
Selected Product Types
|Use to Create Configurable Product||(Dropdown input type only) Select “Yes” if this attribute will be used to create a drop-down list for a configurable product. This property appears only when the Dropdown input type is selected. Options include: Yes / No|