Meta Data

Creating Custom Attributes/Meta Data for a Product

Custom product meta data allows you to save additional information on each product. For products, this is typically used by developers to group or add additional information on the website.

  1. To create an attribute for a product, navigate to DeveloperMeta Data
  2. Click the Product tab from the options at the top of the screen and then click Add Product Meta Data
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  3. Select a Title for your attribute.
    For an example, you could create an attribute to log tasting notes on each bottle (that I want to be separate from the product's "Description" field.
  4. Code is just a reference point for doing API calls. You do not need to change this, but you can if you'd like. 
  5. Next select your Data Type. There are 11 different data types available.
  6. Decide whether or not you want your attribute to be a Required field. If it's required, it will need to be entered in order for the product to be saved.
  7. Finally you can set the Sort Order. The sort order determines the order your product attributes will appear in on a product page. 
  8. Click Add Product Meta Data when you're finished building your attribute.
  9. Now, when you click on a product under StoreProducts, each will have you custom field added under the Meta Data tab.
  10. If you want your new field data to display on your website, you'll need to contact a designer in order for them to include it in your product page layout.

Before You Save, Choose Your Option Titles Wisely!

If you have chosen a 'text' Data Type such as 'Radio', 'Checkbox', or 'Select', make sure to carefully select your option title. Once saved, if you later edit the title, you will only be able to filter using the new title.

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Example using Order Meta Data:

  1. You have Order Meta Data for "Source" and your options are: Social, Friends & Family, and Google. 
  2. You select the value of "Social" on Order #1012. 
  3. You change your Order Meta Title to rename "Social" to "Social Media".
  4. Order #1012 that has "Social" selected will not have "Social Media" selected. (This is because the backend doesn't know that "Social" and "Social Media" are the same thing. Since the text doesn't match, it thinks that it's a different value).
  5. If you filter by the Order Meta Data of "Social Media", the Order with "Social" selected will not be included in the results. (Note that unfiltered Order Exports will contain both). 



  1. Oh no! I edited my Option Title after I'd already begun using the old Title. How can I report on Products containing both the old and new option titles? Unfiltered Product Exports contain both. You can download and sort on the applicable Meta Data column.
  2. Can I re-order the Options after the fact? Yes! As long as the text matches, there are no issues with changing the display order.