Assign/Edit Attribute dialog box
In the Assign Attribute dialog box, add a single-field attribute to an object type. You can assign an existing attribute, or define a new attribute and assign it.
Note: Do not create attributes that have the same names as system-defined attributes. For a list of reserved attribute names, see Reserved system-defined attributes.
In the Global properties section, define the general attribute properties:
Enter the name for the attribute.
When editing an attribute, you cannot change the name.
(Display only) Specifies a unique number that Dimensions CM assigns to the attribute.
Unless you define a value for the Display Order field, this number determines the order in which the attribute is displayed in a list of attributes.
Specify the maximum length of a character field. Enter an integer between 1 and 1978.
This field is relevant only for the character (Char) data type.
Select the format for the attribute's values:
If you selected the Date data type, define the Date range validation options. These options describe additional validation that occurs when a user enters a value for the date attribute.
|No date range validation
|Select this option if you do not want additional validation for the range of the date.
|Select this option to require the date to be before another date attribute. Then select a date attribute from the list.
|Select this option to require the date to be after another date attribute. Then select a date attribute from the list.
|Select this option to require the date to be between two specified dates. Set the range by selecting the from and to dates.
Select this option to require the date to be between two dates relative to the current date (the current date at the time the date is entered).
Set the relative range by entering the number of days to add to (+) or subtract from (-) the current date.
In the Local properties section, define the properties related to the object type. Some properties may not be available for some object types.
|Enter the attribute's field label to be used in interactive dialog boxes.
|Select the type of attribute, single-value or multivalue.
|Display width (in chars.)
Specify the width for the display of the attribute, from 1 to 240 characters.
Note: If this field has a list (when there is a valid set), the value includes the width of the arrow control. Make sure to allow extra characters for this.
Display height (in no. of lines)
Specify the height for the display of the attribute, from 1 to 24 lines.
The height determines how many lines are visible whenever the attribute is entered or edited. The height does not restrict the number of lines the attribute may occupy.
By default, the height is set to 1 line. We recommend that you set it to 2 or more lines so that users can see at least two lines of data.
(Optional) Enter the order in which the attribute is displayed in lists, from 1 to 220.
If empty, the order is determined by the Attribute Number that Dimensions CM assigns to the attribute.
If the attribute is declared as the first column of a multirow multicolumn block, this field determines the display order for the whole block. If it is declared as any other column of the block, this field is ignored.
(Optional) Enter the default value of the attribute for new objects, up to 240 characters long.
The attribute has this value whenever an object of the selected product and type is created, until/unless a different value is assigned specifically.
If this field is empty, each object has no default value for the attribute, until/unless a specific value is assigned for that object.
You can use these variables as default values:
(Optional) Enter the help text for the attribute, up to 80 characters long.
Note: The help message does not function for the TITLE attribute. Entering a value has no effect for this attribute.
|(Optional) Select this option to record update history information for the attribute.
|(Optional) Select this option to require users to provide their password when they attempt to update the attribute.
Items only: Specify how attributes are set between different revisions of the same item:
(Optional) Specify where to display the attribute:
Associated Valid Set
(Optional) Select a valid set to associate with the attribute.
If you selected a multicolumn valid set, specify additional details: