Attributes (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 21, 2014

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 > Attributes.

Use this form to define details that your organization wants to track for a particular product or category. You can add the attributes to a product by adding the attribute to the category to which the product is assigned in the Category hierarchy form

Product attributes can be applied to retail products. You can assign the attributes to a category of retail products. For more information about setting up attributes for retail products see Add and update product attributes for retail channels or Key tasks: Create retail product catalogs.

NoteNote

In AX 2012 R3 Cumulative Update 8 you can select metadata options to apply to the attributes. Select the options that indicate how the attributes for each product should behave.

For example, you can select whether attributes are required, whether they can be used for search, and whether they can be used as a filter. For retail products, the attribute metadata settings can be overridden at the channel level.

For more information about setting attribute metadata for a retail channel, see Add and update product attributes for retail channels.

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

Button

Description

New

Create an attribute.

Delete

Remove the selected attribute from the attribute list. An attribute cannot be deleted if it is currently assigned to an active product.

Translate

Open the Text translation form, where you can enter the attribute description and help text in other languages.

Edit

Open one of the following forms:

  • Catalog product presentation – Enter the HTML text that applies to attributes that are assigned to an attribute type of HtmlDomain.

  • Images – Add the URL for the image files that apply to attributes that are assigned to an attribute type of ImageDomain.

  • Videos – Add the URL for the video files that apply to attributes that are assigned to an attribute type of VideoDomain.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Filter settings

Open the Filter settings form to set the filter display properties for a selected attribute. In this form you can set options that control how the filter is displayed to the user in the point-of sale. For example you can allow the user to select one or more values to filter by, and you can select the format that the filter uses, such as a slider or a range of values.

NoteNote

This form only applies to filter settings in Retail Modern POS.

For more information about how to set up filter settings, see Set up attributes and attribute types.

Field

Description

Help text

Enter text to describe the attribute.

Purpose

Where the attribute is used. All attributes that you define can be assigned to a category.

Attribute type

A classification that is used to identify the type of data that you enter for this attribute. For example, an attribute of Size can be associated with an attribute type of Clothing or an attribute type of Window. If the attribute type is Clothing, the values for that attribute may include text data types, such as S, M, or L. If the attribute type is Window, the values entered for that attribute may include string data types, such as 12x24 or 10x10.

Default value

Enter a value or range of values that is displayed by default when this attribute is associated with a product or a category. Depending on the type of attribute, additional field values, such as unit of measure or currency code, may also be required for the default value.

Searchable

Select this check box if the attribute can be used to search for a product.

Retrievable

Select this check box if products with this attribute can be returned in search results.

Can be queried

Select this check box if the attribute can be used in a query.

Can be refined

Select this check box if this attribute can be used to filter product search results.

Sortable

Select this check box if products can be sorted using this attribute.

Allow multiple values

Select this check box if you allow multiple values to be assigned to this attribute.

Ignore case and format

Select this check box to ignore character case and format for this attribute during search.

Complete match

Select this check box to only return this attribute during search if the search criteria is an exact match.


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