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Attribute types (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 25, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Product information management > Setup > Attributes > Attribute types.

Use this form to define the attribute types and default values that you can select when you define attributes for products and categories in the Attributes form. You must define attribute types before you define an attribute. By using attributes, you can add more details about products, such as color, size, dimensions, and so on.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Tab

Description

General

Enter the name and data type for the attribute type. You can also indicate whether a defined list of values or a value range is required for the attribute type.

Values

Enter a list of values for the attribute. You can select one of the values to display as the default value in the Attributes form when you define an attribute.

Range

Enter a range of values. You can select a value within the range that you define, as the default value in the Attributes form when you define a DateTime, Decimal, or Integer attribute type.

Button

Description

New

Define a new attribute type.

Delete

Delete a selected attribute type.

Add

Add a new value to the fixed list for a selected attribute. You can perform this action only if the Fixed list check box is selected for the attribute type.

Remove

Remove a value from the fixed list that is defined for a selected attribute. You can perform this action only if the Fixed list check box is selected for the attribute type.

Move up

Move the selected value in the list up in the display order.

Move down

Move the selected value in the list down in the display order.

Translate

Open the Text translation form, where you can define the text values in other languages.

Field

Description

Name

Enter a name for the attribute type.

Type

Select the data type to use for the values that you enter for the attribute. Select from the following values:

  • Currency

  • DateTime

  • Decimal

  • Integer

  • Text

  • Boolean

Fixed list

Select this check box to define a list of values for Text attribute types. You can select one of the values to display as the default value for attributes that are defined in the Attributes form.

Value range

Select this check box to set a range of values for Currency, DateTime, Decimal, and Integer attribute types. The range that you define is used when you enter a default value for attributes that you define in the Attributes form.

Unit of measure

Select a unit of measure for Decimal or Integer attribute types.

From

Enter the starting value for the range.

To

Enter the ending value for the range.


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