To create a new or edit an existing attribute, navigate to Settings - Attributes and first sort the attributes by set (by clicking the 'Attribute Set' column header)
This will group all of the attributes by the set that they are currently in. From here you can then add a new attribute by selecting the 'Add Attribute' button for the attribute set you wish to create the new attribute under (note that attributes cannot be created outside of attribute sets)
Alternatively, you can edit an existing attribute by expanding the attribute set that the attribute is under and selecting the attribute name
These will bring up the 'Edit Attribute' dialog box
Any changes are then saved by selecting 'OK' (mandatory fields which have not been filled in are highlighted in red when trying to save).
Note: If you choose to edit an existing attribute that already contains data, for example changing the data validation requirements or the attribute type, existing data will not be modified to reflect these changes. Data will be lost if changing the attribute type.
Deleting an Attribute
To delete an attribute, simply select the 'delete' button next to the attribute row
This will remove the attribute entirely and will no longer be visible in any products.
Attributes in Use
Attributes which are in use in the following cannot be deleted:
- primary description
- lifecycle condition
- automated or approval workflow
- assignment or validation rule condition
When trying to delete one of these attributes, an error will be shown with detailed information as to where the attribute is currently in use
Once the attribute has been removed from all of the places it is currently in use, it can then be deleted as normal.