Creating Custom Attributes for a Product.

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

 

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Select a title for your attribute. For an example, I'll create an attribute for logging my personal notes on a bottle. I'll title my attribute "Zach's Notes".

"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 my notes are going to be long and unique, I'll use an HTML box for mine.

Decide whether or not you want your attribute to be a required field. I think every bottle should include my notes, so I'll make this field required.

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

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

Now You can go over to a product page to test out your attribute. Product attributes will appear in the back end right away. You will need your designer to configure your front end product page in order to have new product attributes visible on the front end.