ERP User GuideMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Item Attributes

Item attributes are item characteristics, for example color, size and style, that can be used to add product specifications, extend webshop search, and to filter webshop catalog using facets. Item attributes can be also used to add physical dimensions, like width, height or weight.

Item attributes can be added to the item categories and inherited automatically by all items that belong to the category, and to each item individually.

Create item attributes

To create item attributes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, in the top right corner choose the Search for Page or Report icon and enter Item Attributes.

Use the Item Attributes window to create different attributes, like color, size, style, etc.

Enter the attribute name and select the necessary attribute type.

Item attribute values can be set only for item attributes of the Option type. For example, if you want to add item colors, you can create the item attribute of the Option type, and in the Values field you can enter the list of colors.

For all other item attribute types, you can add item attribute values to each product on the item card.

Using Translations, you can add item attribute names and values in different languages. If your webshop is multi-lingual, and item attributes in Dynamics 365 Business Central are available in different languages, they will be shown in the webshop in the selected language.

Add item attributes to an item

To add item attributes to the item, open the Item Card of the required item, and on the Home tab, click Attributes. Use the Item Attribute Values window to add item attributes and values to the item. If you add the attribute of the Option type, you can also select the attribute value from the predefined list. For all other attribute types, you need to add attribute values manually.

Set up webshop search, catalog filters and product specifications

When item attributes and values are created and set for the items in Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can open Sana Admin, click: Setup > ERP Integration > Index fields, and extend your webshop search capabilities with item attributes. You can add item 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 item attributes set in Dynamics 365 Business Central. 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".

Item attributes from Dynamics 365 Business Central can be used not only to extend your webshop search capabilities and to filter the catalog, but also to add product specifications that are shown in the Sana webshop.

For more information about how to set up product specifications, see "Products".

ERP User GuideMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central