Introduction

StoreAutomator can create product-specific Custom Fields and assign them to your products to manage your inventory by categorizing your products in a detailed way. Custom Fields are for visual and organizational purposes, and also they make searchable fields in sales platforms. With custom fields, you can:

  1. Create a custom field for SPF (for sunscreen products) number to be classified as 0-15, 16-30, 31-50, 50&up and arrange it to look like the below example.
Custom Fields

When entering your product manually in StoreAutomator, these custom fields are visible, and you can select the correct SPF to be displayed and selected.

2. Create a color family custom field to choose your product’s color. See the below example. Please select the color and enter it into the database.

Specific Custom Fields

Custom fields are useful in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Customizing your products will provide more data to the channel and therefore have a higher chance in sales; StoreAutomator recommends using custom fields.

Creating Custom Fields

To create Custom fields,

  1. Go to Menu > Inventory > Custom Fields. This screen displays a list of custom fields created for your store.
  2. Click on “Add Custom Field” to add a new field.
  3. In the next dialog box, provide the Field name, Display Name, and Field Type.
  • Field Name is the Dynamic Field Name, which will be referred to while writing programmable statements in Templates, e.g., if the new Field Name is “TestPrice,” you can refer to this dynamic field as “Product.TestPrice”
  • Display Name is the name displayed during the product entry stage.
  • Display type is the visual display type depicted during product entry.

Provide all information and click on “Create” to create your custom field. Once a Custom field is created, immediately click on “Edit” for further editing the new field. On the next screen, you can adjust Display Name, Type, Override Mode, and Options for this field.

Display Type has several options to elaborate custom field options. You can select the one that applies to your needs and enter relevant options. Below is a list of visual interfaces that can be used to elaborate options:

  • CheckBox List is used to displaying options of the product, e.g.:
Create Custom Fields
  • The checkBox displays only one checkbox, e.g.:
  • Radio Button, used for single selectable aspects of the product, e.g.:
  • Line Text Area, single-line text area, e.g.:
 single line text area
  • Short Text Area, e.g.:
Short Description
  • Medium Text Area, similar to small text area just larger,
  • Large Text Area, similar to small text area just larger,
  • HTML Editor, displays HTML editor, e.g.:
  • Tags, e.g.:

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