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This topic describes the fields that you enter and select when creating product attributes, as well as provides examples of super attributes and product descriptive attributes.

On the Product Attributes page, you see the following information in the table view:

  • Autogenerated attribute ID
  • Attribute key
  • An identifier that shows if the attribute is a super attribute (true if yes, and false if no), and the attribute type
  • Actions that you can invoke from this page (View and Edit)

The following table describes the attributes you enter and select on the Create a Product Attribute page.

Attribute Description
Attribute Key The name of the attribute you create, e.g. color.
Input type A drop-down list with the types for data input, e.g. text.
Super attribute A checkbox that defines if the attribute you create is a super attribute for an abstract product.
Predefined values The values for you attribute, e.g. if the attribute you create is a color, the values for it can be red, green, black, etc.
Allow input any value other than predefined ones A checkbox that defines whether you can enter the values other than the predefined ones when creating or updating a product variant.
Translation The translation for either an attribute key into the other language based on the locales for which you add the translation.
Translate predefined values A checkbox that defines if the predefined values will also be translated. If selected, the predefined value itself and the Translation field for it appears.

The super attributes are displayed in the Variants tab of the Create a Product page of an abstract product. Create a product

Once you select any super attribute, you will be able to select among its values. Select a superattribute

The descriptive attributes are displayed on the Attribute Management page of the abstract and concrete product. Unlike the super attributes that are defined during the abstract product creation, the descriptive attributes can be added and removed at any point in time. Attribute management

In the online store, the descriptive attributes are displayed on the product details page of a specific product: Descriptive attributes