Creating Custom Attributes for a Customer Profile.

To create an attribute for a customer profile, first go to the meta data page located in the developer section. Click Customer from the options at the top of the screen and then click "Add Customer Meta Data".

 

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Select a title for your attribute. For an example, I'll create an attribute for logging a customer's spouse's name. I'll title my attribute "Spouse's Name". 

"Code" is just a reference point for doing API calls. You do not need to change this, but you can if you'd like. 

Next select your data type. We offer 11 different data types. Because names are unique, I'll use a text box for mine.

Decide whether or not you want your attribute to be a required field. Not every customer will have a spouse, so I wont make my attribute required.

Finally you can set the sort order. The sort order determines the order your customer attributes will appear in on a customer profile. 

 

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Click "Add Customer Meta Data" when you're finished building your attribute.

Now You can go over to a customer's profile to test it out.