Attributes – characteristics of a certain product that distinguish it from other products, e.g. size, color, functionality, components and features that affect the product's attractiveness or acceptance in the market.

An attribute can be assigned to only one attribute group. Value of a certain attribute set for a certain product is called product attribute value. It is possible to define the same product attribute different values for each channel.

Attributes can be assigned to several Classifications, so if the product for that Classification is created, the selected attribute will be added to the product attributes automatically.

Attributes can be activated or deactivated. Deactivated attributes cannot be used in the system, e.g. no values can be set to them or transferred via any channel. All the values of the deactivated attributes are hidden and will be shown again after the attribute is activated again.

Attribute Fields

The attribute entity comes with the following preconfigured fields; mandatory are marked with *:

Field Name Description
Type Attribute types are predefined in the system and can be defined via the drop-down menu
Code * Unique attribute code, consisting of small letters (a..z), numbers (0..9) and underscore symbol ("_")
Name * Attribute name, can be set in different languages
Attribute Group Attribute group name
Attribute Tab Attribute tab name
Default value you can define a default value for an attribute of type "Unit". If the default value is set it will be applied automatically, as soon as an attribute is assigned to a product.
Scope The default scope can be set to "Global", or to "Channel", if the attribute should have a channel-specific value, in this case you also need to choose a Channel. Default Scope and Channel are applied to an attribute when the attribute is assigned to an Attribute Group or a Product directly.
Required When checked the attribute will be marked as required for an Attribute Group or for a Product, as soon as it is assigned.

If multiple attributes are assigned to an Attribute Group or to a Product at once the default Scope, Channel and Required option are always applied.


If you want to make changes to the attribute entity (e.g. add new fields, or modify attribute views), please contact your administrator.

Available Attribute Types

Attributes are automatically validated according to their type. The following attribute types are available in the AtroPIM system:

Attribute types

Attribute Type Description
Array Data array, where each product attribute can get more than one value. No array values can be set upon the attribute creation or editing.
Boolean Checkbox for the product attribute
Date Date picker with the calender and option to set up the date manually
DateTime Date and time picker
List List of possible values, which is set up upon the attribute creation or editing; a single value can be set for the product attribute.
Float Number with a decimal part
Integer Integer attribute
Float Range Range of values from smallest to largest of type float
Integer Range Range of values from smallest to largest of type integer
Multi-value List List of possible values, which is set up upon attribute creation or editing; multiple values can be set for the product attribute.
Text Text area, for long multiline texts
Url URL with a hyperlink, which is automatically created
String Short text attribute
HTML Text area for long multiline texts that contains a built-in text editor
Asset File attachment
Alias displays the value of another attribute(s) linked to it
Link Reference to any other entity
Script a dynamic attribute that can have different data types and display the value of any field or attribute configured in the field of type Twig

The ability to create attributes of type alias, link, link multiple ans script is provided by the Advanced Data Types module. You can read more about these types here Advanced data types.


To create a new attribute record, click Attributes in the navigation menu to get to the attribute list view and then click the Create Attribute button. The common creation pop-up window will appear:

Attributes creation

Here enter the attribute name and code and select its type from the Attribute Type drop-down list. Define its attribute group using the corresponding select button, if needed. Your username is loaded to the Owner and Assigned user fields by default. You can change them via the corresponding select buttons, as well as define the team, if needed. Click the Save button to finish the attribute record creation or Cancel to abort the process.

If the attribute code is not unique, the error message will appear notifying you about it.

Please, note that attribute type cannot be changed after the attribute is created.

When creating attribute records of the Enum, Multi-Enum, Enum Multilang, and Multi-Enum Multilang types, their attribute values should also be defined:

Enum values list

Alternatively, use the quick create button on any AtroPIM page and fill in the required fields in the attribute creation pop-up that appears:

Creation pop-up


To open the list of attribute records available in the system, click the Attributes option in the navigation menu:

Attributes list view

By default, the following fields are displayed on the list view page for attribute records:

  • Attribute name
  • Code
  • Attribute group
  • Attribute type

To sort attribute records order in the list, click any sortable column title; this will sort the column either ascending or descending.

Attribute records can be searched and filtered according to your needs. For details on the search and filtering options, refer to the Search and Filtering article in this user guide.

To view some attribute record details, click the name field value of the corresponding record in the list of attributes; the detail view page will open showing the attribute records. Alternatively, use the View option from the single record actions menu to open the quick detail pop-up.

Mass Actions

The following mass actions are available for attribute records:

  • Remove
  • Mass update
  • Export
  • Add relation
  • Remove relation

Attributes mass actions

For details on these actions, please, see the Mass Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.

Single Record Actions

The following single record actions are available for attribute records:

  • View
  • Edit
  • Remove

Attributes single record actions

For details on these actions, please, refer to the Single Record Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.


To edit the attribute, click the Edit button on the detail view page of the currently open attribute record; the following editing window will open:

Attributes editing

Here edit the desired fields and click the Save button to apply your changes.

Besides, you can make changes in the attribute record via in-line editing on its detail view page.

Alternatively, make changes to the desired attribute record in the quick edit pop-up that appears when you select the Edit option from the single record actions menu on the attributes list view page:

Edit option

Associated Attributes

The System has the functionality of automatic attribute linking to a Classification or Product data record. If some attribute is assigned other related attributes will be assigned as well. This is realized with the help of hierarchies. Attributes is a hierarchical entity. After a new record is created you can assign Associated Attributes and Associating Attributes to it.


  • Associating Attributes – are "parent" attributes, assigning of which will cause automatic assiging of the current attribute.
  • Associated Attributes – are "child" attributes, which will be automatically assigned if the current attribute is assigned.

In the Tree Panel you can see the full attribute hierarchy and change it by using drag-and-drop.



To remove the attribute record, use the Remove option from the actions menu on its detail view page


or from the single record actions menu on the attributes list view page:


By default, it is not possible to remove the attribute if there is any product or Classification linked with this attribute. The following confirmation pop-up appears:

Attribute removal confirmation

Select the checkbox to unlink the attribute record from other entities and click Remove to complete the operation. Click Cancel to abort the process.


Use the Duplicate option from the actions drop-down menu to go to the attribute creation page and get all the values of the last chosen attribute record copied in the empty fields of the new attribute record to be created. Modifying the attribute code is required, as this value has to be unique.

Numeric attribute types

There are two types of attributes for displaying numeric data in PIM: Integer and Float. And also the ranges of these two types (Integer Range and Float Range). For all attribute types, you can specify a minimum and maximum allowable value (1).


If you specify these fields for the attribute, the value of the attribute when entered will be validated according to them. If the entered value is not within the valid range, the error message "Value shouldn't be greater (less) then ..." will appear on the screen.

For float or float range attributes, you can also specify the number of decimal places allowed (2). If you leave of this field empty, the number of decimal places is limited to 12 digits by default.

Units of measurement

Units of measurement can be added to attributes of numeric and string type. The "Measure" and "Unit" fields are used for this. A measure is a separate entity that is related to attributes by a many-to-one relationship. You can add an unlimited number of units to each measure and also choose the unit that will be used by default.

To create a new measure record, click Measures in the navigation menu (if it is not there, you can add it through Administration --> User interface) and then click the Create Measure button. A page for creating a new measure will open


Enter the measure name and code (by default, this field is optional) and click the Save button. To add a new unit to the measure, click the "Create" (+) button on the Units tab. Unit creation pop-up window will appear:


You can create a unit from the measure entity, or vice versa: go to the Unit entity, create a new unit via the "Create Unit" button and choose the measure to which you want to add it. In the "Convert to" field, you can choose the units of measurement to which the current unit should be converted. A default unit can be selected for both the measure and the attribute to which the measure is added.

Attribute of Date and Date-time type

There are two types of attributes for displaying time-related data in PIM: Date and Date-time. For Date attribute you select a date on a calendar in pop-up or type it. For Date-time attribute you can also select time in pop-up or type it.

Attribute output type

Attribute output type

The date and time is set in Universal time but the presentation of it is localized to your current selected time zone. This helps with integration issues and also with actualizing data when the time zone is changed.

You can set a Default Date for both types of attributes. This is a function that will move the date and/or time forward or backwards as you set. So, for the example below, if you select Date-time as 10th November 12:00 it will be set in attribute value as 14th November 11:00.

Attribute output type

For Date attributes the time defaults are not applicable.

Attribute of Composition type