What are Item Based Attributes and their importance?
Item-based attributes are item tags that are applicable to all items irrespective of the departments. Item attributes help you further refine your Item identification by attaching more tags to each item.
For example, you can attach attributes like the season, brand, gender, etc. to each item and later generate attribute specific reports to see sale/stock performance of products according to various attributes.
How to define Item Based Attributes?
All item based attributes can be customized meaning retailers can change the attribute name according to their requirements by going to the System configuration>Item tab.
Moreover, you can also add new attributes according to your requirement by going to Items>Item Based Attributes>Item Attribute.
Note: Item Attribute numbers are mapped with their names on the System configuration>Item tab.
Adding new Item Attribute:
Select Item Attribute from the menu to load the screen
Click the New button.
In the Name field specify the name of the attribute.
In the Code add the item group code.
In the Sort Order field, you can add the number in which you want your items to be sorted. It is an optional filed depending upon your choice.
In the Comments field, you may add some related information if you want.
Viewing your Item Attribute data:
All the added item attribute data can be viewed on the Records tab. In case you want to delete or update a specific item double click the item attribute from the table or select it and press the Edit button.
This will load the data.
If you want to update a record, make the required changes and click the Update button to save the record.
To delete a record, press the Delete button.
Attaching Item Attributes to Items
- Select Department
- Define item
- Navigate to the section Item Based Attributes and click to expand it
- All defined attributes will appear in the drop-down menu, select the one you want to attach to the selected item