Product: Product Manager (PIM)

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We use attributes within PIM to add custom fields to hold various elements of your product data. Any attributes must be configured before you start importing and manually editing product data within PIM. You can create as many attributes as you need, there’s no limit.

Note: It is highly recommended that attribute descriptions and their groups are agreed upon before creating within PIM. Once attributes have been mapped within your import and export templates, changing the description or the group of an attribute can adversely affect your import and export data and will require templates to be re-mapped.

To access this section, navigate to Unified Commerce > Product Manager > Taxonomy > Variants. The Attributes section should be highlighted in green.

Before configuring any attributes, an attribute group must be created. Groups will allow you to organize your attributes into sections when viewing and editing a product to avoid sifting through a long list.

Create a new group:

  1. Click Add New Group

  2. Specify the group name in the text box provided

  3. Click Save

Update an existing group:

1. Click the settings cog icon next to the group name.

2. Here you can update the group name, change the sort order of the attributes alphabetically, or manually change the sort order by drag and dropping the attribute into its new place via the ≡ icon. The order you specify here is the order the attributes will appear in when populated against a product or when adding a new attribute.

3. Click the tick icon to save any changes, or the cross to revert/cancel any changes.

4. You can delete an attribute group and all associated attributes by clicking Delete towards the bottom of the group box.

Create a new attribute:

  1. Click Create New Option within the new group created.

  2. Populate a Name and Description for the attribute. Attribute names should not contain a colon (:) as this would prevent you from being able to search on that attribute.

  3. Place a tick in the Important box if you want this attribute to appear within the Highlighted tab on a product page, as shown below.

  4. Select the type of data that will be stored within this attribute from the Type drop down options. The most common types for most implementations are:


Accepts alphanumeric data including special characters


Accepts whole numbers, with no decimal places.


Accepts numbers up to 3 decimal places (i.e. for pricing, measurement data).

Custom Source

Allows an attribute to be fixed to a set list of options:

  • Once selected, scroll down and click Add to configure the set values for this attribute.

  • Populate Value and Display Value with the option you wish to configure

  • Click Save. Repeat this process for as many options as you need.

5. Click Save to create your new attribute.

Managing Attributes

Update an existing attribute:

  1. Select the pencil icon next to the appropriate attribute.

  2. Make any required changes, click Save.

Delete an attribute:

  1. Select the cross icon next to the appropriate attribute.

  2. A dialog box will appear to confirm this decision, click Delete.

Note: Changing or deleting existing attributes that have been included in import or export definitions will compromise those processes and require remapping.

rev: 4/26/21

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