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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Product Attributes


Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Product attributes can be added only to the procurement category hierarchy.

To be able to use the procurement category hierarchy with product attributes it should be set up for the web shop. For more information, see 'Product Categories'.

If you classify products using product category with the Procurement category hierarchy type, then you can assign product attributes to the product categories. Product attributes are product characteristics that can be used to extend webshop search and also for filtering of products in the webshop using facets.

To assign product attributes to the procurement category hierarchy in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012:


The procurement category hierarchy should be already created. In AX it is possible to create only one product category of the Procurement category hierarchy type. For more information, see 'Product Categories'.

Step 1: Click: Procurement and sourcing > Setup > Categories > Procurement categories.

Procurement Category Hierarchy: Product Attributes

Step 2: Use this form to assign product attributes to the procurement product category under the Product attributes FastTab. Click Add to assign any product attribute.

You can add product attributes at a parent category level and then require subcategories to inherit all product attributes from the parent category. You can also manage the product attributes for each subcategory individually.

Product attributes added to a category will be used for all products that belong to this category.

You can change the default product attribute value per product. Select the necessary released product and click Product attributes on the action pane. Use the Product attribute values form to set the product attribute values per each product. If product attribute values are of the text type you can translate them into different languages. If your web store is multi-lingual product attributes from Microsoft Dynamics AX will be shown in the selected language.

Product Attribute Values

To manage the list of product attributes that can be assigned to the procurement category hierarchy click:

Product information management > Setup > Attributes > Attribute types: Use this form to define the attribute types and default values that you can select when you define attributes for products and categories in the Attributes form. Attribute types can be translated into different languages. Use Translate to translate attribute types.

Product information management > Setup > Attributes > Attributes: Use this form to manage the list of available attributes as well as translate the attributes names into any language.

When product attributes and values are set for the procurement category hierarchy and products you can open Sana Admin, click Setup > ERP Integration > Index fields and extend your webshop search capabilities with product attributes. You can add product attributes to the filter and keyword fields. In the Field name dropdowns of each section you can see the fields with the [Attribute] tag that corresponds to the product attributes set in Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can also use these fields for filtering of products in the webshop using facets. In Sana Admin click: Setup > Navigation & search > Facetted filters.

For information about search settings, see 'Search'.

Product attributes from AX can be used not only to extend your webshop search capabilities, but also for product attributes configuration in Sana Admin.

For more information about product attributes in the Sana Commerce backoffice, see 'Products'.

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