Attribute

Product Attribute

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈætrəˌbjut/

Definition

A data entity that defines a property and holds specific information about individual products in a category.

The collection of product attributes are referred to as schema. The collection of attribute data makes products unique. Attribute data is used by both back end and front end users. Common front end product attributes include dimensions like height, width, length or color. Information like product IDs, supplier information, and business units can be attributes that are useful on the PIM back end.

Attributes are managed at the category node level. Some attributes will be shared by all products in a hierarchy while others will be specific to the products in a terminal node.

Category

Schema

Related Terms

Attribute Values, Metadata, Schema, Unit of Measure (UOM), Facet

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