Attributes management

Introduction

When customers inquire about an item, either in correspondence or in an integrated web shop, they may ask or search according to characteristics, such as height and model year. To provide this customer service, Tinx connector can assign item attribute values of different types to the items, which can then be used when searching for items.

How to set it up

The customer can extend the item information in BC in two different ways:

  1. Creating attribute sets and attributes in Tinx tables.
  2. Sending the attributes values from BC tables through Tinx mapping.

Create an attribute

Go to Product information Mgt -> Attributes & Custom Options & Metafields -> Attributes & Custom Options & Metafields--> Click on New--> fill the below fields:

Attribute Card:
Field Description
Code Choose a code for the attribute field
Default label This is the name of the attribute. It is visible when you enter information to an item.

Catalog Input Type for Store Owner

This describes the type of data for the attribute. What is set here determines how data entry for this attribute will take place.

Possible values:

  • Boolean : yes/no
  • Text
  • Date
  • Price: for price values
  • Option: dropdown
  • Text Area
  • Mulitiple Select

Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront

If “no”, this attribute will not be displayed in the product info page. The “visibility” only controls whether or not the attribute displays in the front-end. Keep in mind - if you set an attribute to “Visible: No”, and leave it as “Comparable: Yes”, this attribute will still show up in comparison charts.

Webshop ID

This id will be returned by Magento, when creating the attribute by API
Code This is the name of the attribute used by the system. Spaces cannot be used in this field. This field will automatically be generated by the system, but you can overrule the proposed value.

Content Type

This field is used if you want to create the attribute as a custom option in Magento, tags in Shopify or in WooCommerce, Metafield in Shopify , or customer fields in Shpware.

Custom Option Check this field if you want to create the attribute as a custom option in Magento. If checked you also have to fill in all possible options.
If you have created an attribute with the type Option / Multiple Select, you have to fill in all existing option values in two ways:

1. Manually:
   a- Click on attribute-> options.
   b- Add value in the value field.
   c- Add the value in the identifier field.

 

2. Insert Options from BC tables:

  a- In the Attribute Card Source Type = Existing Item Value.
  b- Click on Filters-->Option filter-->Field No='1', Operator='=' , Filter Value= 'BC attribute ID'.
  c- Go to Existing ERP Value.
  d- Table No. Item Attribute Value = table number where the customer stores the attribute value in
       BC.
  e- Field No. Item Attribute Value = the attribute field value number in the table(d).
  f- Field No. Item No. Link=primary key of the table(d).
  g- Field No. Variant Code Link= primary key of the table(d).
  h- there are two ways to insert the options from BC tables:
     *- Attribute Card -->Insert Options "manually".
   



 

   *- Add Tinx attribute report in the Job Queue Entries,
         Then the option will be added automatically when new option is added in BC tables.

  • Link the attribute by adding it to the attribute set:
Product information Mgt -> attribute sets -> No. Of Attributes -> new -> attribute code.
Then the customer can select/fill in the attribute value/s for the items:
Webshop Item card-->webshop-->Attributes.

 

 

Link the attribute to an item

1. Link Tinx attribute to an item:

a- Hard mapped in the product message.
b- Use Dynamic attributes.

 

2. Sync the attribute values from BC tables:

a- Hard mapped in the product message.
b- Send BC attribute value thought Tinx attribute table:

*- Create the attribute in Tinx tabel.
*- Attribute Card -->Existing Item value section.
*- Table No. Item Attribute Value = table number where the customer stores the attribute value in.
*- Field No. Item Attribute Value = the attribute field value number in the BC table.
*- Field No. Item No. Link=primary key of the BC table.
*- Field No. Variant Code Link= primary key of the BC table.