Objects and Attributes

Manage the building blocks of your product information!

The Objects and Attributes page allows you to create and manage the structure for your Quable PIM content.

The page is divided into three panels:

The information displayed in the panels depends on the Type of Object selected from the dropdown list at the top of the page (above the Left panel).

When you make a selection, the page displays:

  • Left panel - All objects of the selected type
  • Center panel - The hierarchy levels of the selected type
  • Right panel - Properties for the selected object. By default, the highest level object is selected and displayed.

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Before you can manage your objects and attributes, it's essential to really understand what they are and how they're used. Detailed descriptions of both are included on this page in the Objects Overview and Attributes Overview sections.

Objects Overview

Objects are the templates for your Quable PIM product information. They're used as blueprints for organizing and defining how your product information is displayed.

A simple way to understand these templates is to think of objects as containers that store your product information and attributes are the information being stored.

Object Types

In order to build a solid structure, you need a framework. This is where objects come in. They define how and where your product information is displayed.

Quable PIM provides five distinct types of objects:

Object

Description

Classification

Defines the layout for the display of your categories and subcategories.

Documents

Main object type

Defines the layout for the display of your product information.

Variants

Defines the attributes displayed for variations of your documents.

Assets

Defines the attributes displayed for your digital media files (photos, videos, music, etc.).

Links

Defines the kinds of relationships available for your objects.

The different object types work together to form the structure of your data model:

Object Hierarchy

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Object hierarchy vs. product classifications

Don't confuse them! Object hierarchies only define the layout for the display of the information in your Quable PIM objects. They don't define how your content is categorized.

Each object type has its own hierarchy with distinct properties for each hierarchy level. Hierarchy levels correlate to the placement of an object's content in Quable PIM. At any time, you can view an object's hierarchy and the properties for each level.

To view the hierarchy levels for an object type:

  • Select an object type from the Type of Object dropdown list.
  • Click on an object in the Left panel. The hierarchy is displayed in the Center panel.
  • Click on a level in the hierarchy. The properties for the selected hierarchy level is displayed in the Right panel.

Selected object types are underlined in the Left panel and selected hierarchy levels are highlighted in the Center panel.

The hierarchy levels displayed in the Center panel change according to the organization of your product information. By default, at least four levels are automatically generated when creating your objects in Quable PIM.

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The properties for each hierarchy level can be modified to suit your preferences.

Note: Quable PIM does not recommend changing the Code attribute.

The overall process for managing object hierarchy is the same for each object type, however there are some differences. The following sections describe how to manage the hierarchy for each object type.

Attributes Overview

As described earlier in the Objects Overview, objects store your product information in attributes.

Attributes are the names, descriptions, and any other information in your objects that describe your content. You can define different attributes according to different object types.

Attribute Types

Quable PIM provides the following attribute types:

Type

Description

Date

An entry area that only accepts date content in DD/MM/YYYY format.

Decimal

An entry area that only accepts numerical content (decimals only).

Hour

An entry area that only accepts time content in HH:MM format.

HTML text

An entry area that accepts HTML content.

Integer

An entry area that only accepts numerical content (whole numbers only).

Multiline text

An entry area that accepts multiple lines of text.

Note: The administrator can set a character limit for this attribute.

Multiple predefined value list

A selection area that accepts multiple choices from a predefined list.

Raw

Text in JSON format that can be interpreted as a table.

Simple text

An entry area that accepts a single line of text.

Note: The administrator can set a character limit for this attribute.

Simple text not translatable

An entry area that accepts text that is never translated.

Warning: When you fill in the attribute in any language of the PIM, it is automatically copied to all other languages.

Single predefined value list

A selection area that only accepts a single choice from a predefined list.

Yes / No

A selection area that only accepts a single choice of Yes or No.

Note: When you fill in the attribute in any language of the PIM, it is automatically copied in all the other languages.

Adding Attributes

Attributes are always the final (lowest) level of a hierarchy.

To add an attribute, select an object from the Type of Object dropdown list.

Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

Panel

Action

Left

If not automatically selected, select the object to contain the attribute.

Center

  • Select the 4th hierarchy level.
  • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

Right

Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form (described below).

The New Attribute form allows you to define specific properties and behaviors for each attribute.

The following properties are available:

Information

Description

Mandatory

Name

Enter a name for the attribute

Yes

Code

Click in the entry area to initiate an auto-generated code for the new attribute.

This can be changed manually. However, in order to avoid conflicts with system keywords and values, the Code value cannot:

  1. begin with:
    - completeness
    - status
    - workflow

  2. be any of the following:

    - active
    - attribute_code
    - attribute_set_code
    - catalog
    - checksum
    - classification_code
    - classification_parent_code
    - completeness
    - date_created
    - date_modified
    - document_code"
    - external
    - media_classification_code
    - media_code
    - media_name
    - mime_type
    - original_filename
    - sequence
    - source_code
    - status
    - target_code
    - thumbnail_url
    - tree_left
    - tree_right
    - sku_code
    - url
    - value_code
    - value_label
    - workflow
  3. end with: special characters

Yes

Description

Enter a definition or an explanation of the attribute.

Help Text

Enter additional text to be displayed when the attribute is hovered over in the object.

Type

Select the attribute type from the dropdown list.

Yes

Attribute Sets

If the attribute is assigned to one or more attribute sets, the attribute is only visible on objects with the designated attribute set(s).

Maximum number of characters accepted

Text entry areas only.

Define the maximum number of characters allowed in a text area.

Main data

Select the checkbox to display the value of this attribute in the header of the object.

Mandatory

Select the checkbox to specify that the object cannot be saved until this attribute is completed.

If not selected, the attribute is optional and the object can be saved without it.

Filterable (search)

Select the checkbox to specify that the attribute can be used as a filter in an advanced search.

If not selected, the attribute is not available as a filter for an advanced search.

Visible (internal)

Select the checkbox to specify that the attribute is visible in the PIM to users whose attribute access profile authorizes viewing attributes.

If not selected, the attribute is not visible in the PIM to users without the appropriate attribute access permissions.

Editable (internal)

Select the checkbox to specify that the attribute can be modified by users whose attribute access profile authorizes modifying attributes.

If not selected, the new attribute can not be modified by users without the appropriate attribute access permissions.

Visible (extranet)

Select the checkbox to specify that the attribute is visible in the extranet (if any) to users whose attribute access profile authorizes viewing attributes.

If not selected, the new attribute is not visible in the extranet to users without the appropriate attribute access permissions.

Once you've entered values for the attribute properties, click the Apply button to save the attribute or the Remove button to abort the creation of a new attribute.

Editing Attributes

At any time, you can modify the attributes for an object.

To edit an attribute, select an object from the Type of Object dropdown list.

Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

Panel

Action

Left

  • *Document* or *Link* type - Select the document type to edit from the list of product document types.
  • Other types - The object is automatically selected.

Center

Select the attribute to edit from the 5th hierarchy level.

Right

  • Edit the attribute properties.
  • Click the **Apply** button.

Deleting Attributes

To delete an attribute, select an object from the Type of Object dropdown list.

Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

Panel

Action

Left

  • *Document* type - Select the document type to edit from the list of product document types.
  • Other types - The object is automatically selected.

Center

Select the attribute to delete from the 5th hierarchy level.

Right

Click the Remove button.

A dialog is displayed to confirm that you want to delete the attribute.

Enter the attribute code and click the Remove button to delete the attribute or click the Cancel button to abort the deletion.

Classification

To avoid confusion, it's important to understand the difference:

Classification Object Classification
A template that specifies how to display the attributes that describe your classifications.

No matter the number of classifications you may have for categorizing your product information, there is only one Classification object.

Classifications are the categories and subcategories used to organize your documents or assets.

There are no standard rules for defining classifications for your documents. You are free to decide what works best for your content. Classifications can be defined from categories:

  • already existing in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution,
  • within another source (e.g., .xlsx, .csv, etc. ), or
  • created within Quable PIM.

Note: While there is is no limit on the number of classifications you can have to organize your content, Quable PIM strongly recommends having a maximum of three levels of classifications.

The information in this section describes how to manage the Classification object.

Classification Hierarchy

All classifications belong to a master classification list in Quable PIM.

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Because classifications belong to a master classification object, any actions on this object must be performed at the third level (or lower) of the Classification hierarchy (the second level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder).

This does not impact the hierarchy of your product classifications, it only affects the display of classification information.

For example, to create this classification (shown from Advanced Search):

The hierarchy looks like:

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Classifications are visible from:

  • the Advanced Search page,
  • theData menu when creating a new document, or
  • the breadcrumbs at the top of documents.

The hierarchy levels for the Classification object type define how your classification information is displayed.

Hierarchy Level

Description

1

First level

This level defines the master classification.

Its properties are not visible or editable.

2

Second level

This level defines the first tab when viewing a classification.

Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

To ensure proper functioning of Quable PIM, we strongly advise against modifying these properties.

3

Third level

This level defines the first section when viewing a classification from the Advanced Search or Data menus. All content for the first tab of a classification is within this level.

Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

4

Fourth level

This level defines an attribute group in the first section when viewing a classification from the Advanced Search or Data menus.

Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

5

Fifth level

This level contains all of the attributes of the attribute group.

The Name and Description attributes are mandatory.

The properties for each attribute in this level are displayed in the Right panel.

Adding Levels

While there is only one Classification object, you can add, edit, and delete the levels (3rd, 4th, or 5th) to customize the display of your classification information. The following sections describe the steps to take.

Second Level - Tabs

By default, classifications are limited to two tabs: Editing and Assets. Any additions at the second hierarchy level are ignored.

Third Level - Sections

To add a new section (third hierarchy level), select Classification from the Type of Object dropdown list.

Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

Panel

Action

Left

The Classification object is automatically selected.

Center

  • Select the 2nd hierarchy level.
  • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

    Right

    Enter values for the properties of the new section:

    • Enter a **Name**.
    • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new section has been created.
    • Click the:
      • **Save** button to save the new section or
      • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new section.

      The new section is displayed in the Center panel (at the third level of the hierarchy).

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      The new section will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute group and one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

      Fourth Level - Attribute Groups

      To add a new attribute group (fourth hierarchy level), select Classification from the Type of Object dropdown list.

      Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

      Panel

      Action

      Left

      The Classification object is automatically selected.

      Center

      • Select the 3rd hierarchy level.
      • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

        Right

        Enter values for the properties of the new attribute group:

        • Enter a **Name**.
        • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new section has been created.
        • Click the:
          • **Save** button to save the new section or
          • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new section.

          The new attribute group is displayed in the Center panel (at the fourth level of the hierarchy).

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          The new attribute group will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

          Fifth Level - Attributes

          To add attributes to a section, select Classification from the Type of Object dropdown list.

          Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

          Panel

          Action

          Left

          The Classification object is automatically selected.

          Center

          • Select an item at the 4th hierarchy level (a section).
          • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

            Right

            Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form.

            The new attribute is displayed in the Center panel (at the fifth level of the hierarchy).

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            Attention

            Don't confuse classification object properties with attributes!

            • Properties describe an object (the classification type)
            • Attributes are the information displayed in classifications

            Editing Levels

            At any time, you can modify the properties that describe a hierarchy level (third level or lower).

            To edit a hierarchy level, select Classification from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            The Classification object is automatically selected.

            Center

            Select a hierarchy level to modify (3rd, 4th, or 5th level).

            Right

            • Edit the displayed properties.
            • Click on:
              • the **Save** button to save your changes or
              • something outside of the **Right** panel (another level, etc.) to discard the changes.

            Deleting Levels

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            A hierarchy level can only be deleted if:

            • no objects are associated with it (documents, variants, assets, links) and
            • it has no sections/attribute groups/attributes.

            The Remove button is disabled if a hierarchy level is associated with an object or is not empty.

            To delete a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th), select Classification from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            The Classification object is automatically selected.

            Center

            Select a hierarchy level to delete (3rd, 4th, or 5th level).

            Right

            Click the Remove button.

            A dialog is displayed to confirm the deletion:

            Click the Yes button to delete the hierarchy level or click the No button (or the "X" in the upper right corner) to abort the deletion.

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            Attention

            This action is irreversible. Once a hierarchy level has been deleted, it can't be recovered.

            Documents

            To avoid confusion, it's important to understand the difference:

            Document Object Document
            A template that specifies how to display the attributes in your documents.

            Document objects define the tabs, sections, attributes, and attribute groups displayed on your documents. You can specify different hierarchies and attributes to characterize each different type of document object.

            Documents display all of the attributes that describe your products ... and more!

            They can describe a wide range of information such as:

            • products,
            • collections,
            • specific departments,
            • scheduling,
            • technical information,
            • pricing,
            • etc.

            The only limit is your imagination!

            The information in this section describes how to manage the Document object.

            Document Hierarchy

            Document object hierarchy defines the presentation of your Quable PIM content (product sheets, collections, etc.).

            For example, to create this product document:

            The hierarchy looks like:

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            Documents are visible from:

            • the Advanced Search page and
            • the Data menu.

            The hierarchy levels for a Document object define how your information is displayed in tabs, sections, and groups within a document.

            Hierarchy Level

            Description

            1

            First level

            This level defines the object type. In this example, a Product document.

            Its properties are the information entered on the New Document Type dialog when when creating a new document type.

            2

            Second level

            This level defines the first tab when viewing a document from the Advanced Search or Data menus. All of the content (sections, groups, etc.) for a tab in a document descends from this level.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

            • the Name of the hierarchy level
            • the Code (with additional information defining its position) from the New Document Type dialog

            3

            Third level

            This level defines the first section on the first tab when viewing a document from the Advanced Search or Data menus.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

            • the Name of the hierarchy level
            • the Code (with additional information defining its position) from the New Document Type dialog

            If you have two or more sections, they will be displayed in a gray panel on the left side of the document.

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            Fourth level

            This level defines an attribute group for the first section in a document.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

            • the Name of the hierarchy level
            • the Code (with additional information defining its position) from the New Document Type dialog

            5

            Fifth level

            This level contains all of the attributes of the attribute group.

            The properties for each attribute in this level are displayed in the Right panel.

            Adding Documents

            To add a new document type, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            • A list of existing document types is displayed.
            • Click the **Add** icon ("**+**").

            A New Type of Document dialog is displayed:

            Define the following properties for the new document type:

            Information

            Description

            Label

            Enter a descriptive name for the document type.

            Code

            You can either:

            • click in the entry area for an automatically generated value or
            • enter an alphanumeric value

            Note: This value cannot be changed after the new document type has been created.

            Abbreviation

            Enter a two-character alphanumeric value to identify the document.

            This is displayed in the document when the Minimal icon with abbreviation option is selected as the Model.

            Description

            Enter text to describe the purpose of the document type.

            Uses Variants

            Specify if documents of this type will use variants.

            Model

            Select a layout model for the document header when a user views it from the Advanced Search or Data menus:

            • *Minimal icon with abbreviation*
              Displays the two-character **Abbreviation** and document name
            • *Classic Asset thumbnail*
              Displays a single thumbnail image and the document name
            • *Full Asset preview*
              Displays thumbnails of all assets and the document name
            You can click on the **View** icon to preview the layout.

            Once you've entered values for the document properties, click the Apply button to save the new document type or click the Cancel button (or the "X" in the upper right corner) to abort the creation of a new document type.

            The new document type is displayed in the Left panel.

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            Attention

            Don't confuse document object properties with attributes!

            • Properties describe an object (the document type)
            • Attributes are the information displayed in documents

            Adding Levels

            The Document object is the most flexible object type. You can add, edit, and delete any of the hierarchy levels to customize the display of the information in your documents. The following sections describe the steps to take.

            Second Level - Tabs

            To add a new tab (second hierarchy level), select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select a document type from the list.

            Center

            • Select the document object (1st hierarchy level).
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

            Right

            Enter values for the properties of the new tab:

            • Enter a **Name**.
            • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. (Note: This value cannot be changed after the new tab has been created.)
            • Click the:
              • **Save** button to save the new tab or
              • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new tab.

            The new tab is displayed in the Center panel (at the second level of the hierarchy).

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            The new tab will not be visible until it contains at least one section, one group of attributes, and one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

            Third Level - Sections

            To add a new section, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select a document type from the list.

            Center

            • Select the tab (2nd hierarchy level) where the new section will be.
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

            Right

            Enter values for the properties of the new section:

            • Enter a **Name**.
            • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new section has been created.
            • Click the:
              • **Save** button to save the new section or
              • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new section.

            The new section is displayed in the Center panel (at the third level of the hierarchy).

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            The new section will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute group and one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

            Fourth Level - Attribute Groups

            To add a group of attributes to a section, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select a document type from the list.

            Center

            • Select the section (3rd hierarchy level) where the new attribute group will be.
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the Center panel.

            Right

            Enter values for the properties of the new attribute group:

            • Enter a **Name**.
            • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new attribute group has been created.
            • Click the:
              • Save button to save the new section or
              • the Remove button to abort the creation of a new group of attributes.

            The new attribute group is displayed in the Center panel (at the fourth level of the hierarchy).

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            The new attribute group will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

            Fifth Level - Attributes

            To add attributes to an attribute group, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select a document type from the list.

            Center

            • Select the attribute group (4th hierarchy level) where the new attributes will be.
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the Center panel.

            Right

            Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form.

            The new attributes are displayed in the Center panel (at the fifth level of the hierarchy).

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            Attention

            Don't confuse document object properties with attributes!

            • Properties describe an object (the document type)
            • Attributes are the information displayed in documents

            Editing Levels

            At any time, you can modify the properties that describe a hierarchy level.

            To edit a hierarchy level, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select the document type to edit from the list of product document types.

            Center

            Select a hierarchy level to edit.

            Right

            • Edit the displayed properties.
            • Click on:
              • the **Save** button or
              • something outside of the **Right** panel (another level, etc.) to discard the changes.

            Deleting Levels

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            A hierarchy level can only be deleted if:

            • no objects are associated with it (documents, variants, assets, links) and
            • it has no sections/attribute groups/attributes.

            The Remove button is disabled if a classification level is associated with an object or is not empty.

            To delete a hierarchy level, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            Select the document type to delete from the list of document types.

            Center

            Select a hierarchy level to delete.

            Right

            Click the Remove button.

            A dialog is displayed to confirm the deletion:

            Click the Yes button to delete the hierarchy level or click the No button (or the "X" in the upper right corner) to abort the deletion.

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            Attention

            This action is irreversible. Once a hierarchy level has been deleted, it can't be recovered.

            Deleting Documents

            To delete a document type, select Document from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            • Select the document type to delete from the list of document types.
            • Click the **Delete** icon ("**-**").

            A message is displayed to confirm that you want to delete the document.

            Click the Yes button to delete the document, or click the No button to abort the deletion.

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            Attention

            This action is irreversible. Once a document type has been deleted, it can't be recovered.

            Variants

            To avoid confusion, it's important to understand the difference:

            Variant Object Variants
            A template that specifies how to display the attributes in your variants.

            No matter the number of variants you may have for differentiating your product information, there is only one Variant object.

            Variants, sometimes referred to as a Stock Keeping Units (SKU), display all of the attributes that describe different versions of a product such as color, size, etc.

            The information in this section describes how to manage the Variant object.

            Variant Hierarchy

            All variants belong to a master variant list in Quable PIM.

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            Because variants belong to a master variant object, any actions on this object must be performed at the third level (or lower) of the Variant hierarchy (the second level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder).

            This does not impact the hierarchy of your product variations, it only affects the display of variant information.

            For example, to create this variant (shown from a product document):

            The hierarchy looks like:

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            Variants are visible from:

            • the Advanced Search page,
            • the Data menu, and
            • related documents.

            The hierarchy levels for the Variant object type define how your classification information is displayed.

            Hierarchy Level

            Description

            1

            First level

            This level defines the master variant.

            Its properties are not visible or editable.

            2

            Second level

            This level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder. Variant objects don't display tabs.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

            To ensure proper functioning of Quable PIM, we strongly advise against modifying these properties.

            3

            Third level

            This level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder. It contains the
            sections when viewing a variant from a document.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

            4

            Fourth level

            This level defines an attribute group when viewing a variant from a document.

            Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

            5

            Fifth level

            This level contains all of the attributes of the attribute group.

            The Name attribute is mandatory.

            The properties for each attribute in this level are displayed in the Right panel.

            Adding Levels

            While there is only one Variant object, you can add, edit, and delete the levels (3rd, 4th, or 5th) to customize the display of your variant information. The following sections describe the steps to take.

            Third Level - Sections

            To add a section, select Variant from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            The Variant object is automatically selected.

            Center

            • Select the 2nd hierarchy level.
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

            Right

            Enter values for the properties of the new section:

            • Enter a **Name**.
            • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new section has been created.
            • Click the:
              • **Save** button to save the new section or
              • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new section.

            The new section is displayed in the Center panel (at the third level of the hierarchy).

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            The new section will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute group and one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

            Fourth Level - Attribute Groups

            To add a group of attributes to a section, select Variant from the Type of Object dropdown list.

            Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

            Panel

            Action

            Left

            The Variant object is automatically selected.

            Center

            • Select the 3rd hierarchy level.
            • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

            Right

            Enter values for the properties of the new attribute group:

            • Enter a **Name**.
            • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new attribute group has been created.
            • Click the:
              • **Save** button to save the new attribute or
              • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new attribute group.

              The new attribute group is displayed in the Center panel (at the fourth level of the hierarchy).

              🚧

              The new attribute group will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

              Fifth Level - Attributes

              To add attributes to an attribute group, select Variant from the Type of Object dropdown list.

              Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

              Panel

              Action

              Left

              The Variant object is automatically selected.

              Center

              • Select the 4th hierarchy level.
              • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

              Right

              Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form.

              The new attributes are displayed in the Center panel (at the fifth level of the hierarchy).

              ❗️

              Attention

              Don't confuse variant object properties with attributes!

              • Properties describe an object (the variant type)
              • Attributes are the information displayed in documents

              Editing Levels

              At any time, you can modify the properties that describe a hierarchy level (fourth or fifth levels).

              To edit a hierarchy level, select Variant from the Type of Object dropdown list.

              Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

              Panel

              Action

              Left

              The Variant object is automatically selected.

              Center

              Select a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th level) to modify.

              Right

              • Edit the displayed properties.
              • Click on:
                • the **Save** button to save your changes or
                • something outside of the **Right** panel (another level, etc.) to discard the changes.

              Deleting Levels

              🚧

              A hierarchy level can only be deleted if:

              • no objects are associated with it (documents or links) and
              • it has no sections/attributes.

              The Remove button is disabled if a classification level is associated with an object or is not empty.

              To delete a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th), select Variant from the Type of Object dropdown list.

              Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

              Panel

              Action

              Left

              The Variant object is automatically selected.

              Center

              Select a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th) to delete.

              Right

              Click the Remove button.

              A message is displayed to confirm that you want to delete the variant.

              Click the Yes button to delete the variant or click the No button (or the "X" in the upper right corner) to abort the deletion.

              ❗️

              Attention

              This action is irreversible. Once a hiearchy level has been deleted, it can't be recovered.

              Assets

              To avoid confusion, it's important to understand the difference:

              Asset Object Asset
              A template that specifies how to display the attributes that describe your assets.

              No matter the number of assets (digital media files) you may have, there is only one Asset object.

              Assets are the digital media files (e.g., videos, images, audio clips) that enrich your product information.

              You can use any kind of asset to enrich your Quable PIM content. Maximum size: 400 MB.

              You can include attributes that are displayed to describe them.

              The information in this section describes how to manage the Asset object.

              Asset Hierarchy

              All assets belong to a master asset list in Quable PIM.

              ❗️

              Because assets belong to a master asset object with default settings and attributes, any actions on this object must be performed at the third level (or lower) of the Asset hierarchy (the second level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder).

              This does not impact the hierarchy of your assets, it only affects the display of asset information.

              For example, to create this asset (shown from a document):

              The hierarchy looks like:

              📘

              Assets are visible from:

              • the Advanced Search page,
              • Data menu, and
              • related documents.

              The hierarchy levels for the Asset object type define how your asset information is displayed.

              Hierarchy Level

              Description

              1

              First level

              This level defines the master asset.

              Its properties are not visible or editable.

              2

              Second level

              This level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder. Asset objects don't display tabs.

              Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

              To ensure proper functioning of Quable PIM, we strongly advise against modifying these properties.

              3

              Third level

              This level is an internal Quable PIM placeholder. This level defines the first section when viewing an asset.

              Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

              Note: The section name is not displayed when viewing an asset.

              4

              Fourth level

              This level defines an attribute group for the first section in an asset.

              Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain the Name of the hierarchy level and the Code (with additional information defining its position).

              5

              Fifth level

              This level contains all of the attributes of the attribute group.

              The properties for each attribute in this level are displayed in the Right panel.

              Adding Levels

              While there is only one Asset object, you can add, edit, and delete the fourth and fifth levels to customize the display of your asset information. The following sections describe the steps to take.

              Third Level - Sections

              To add a new section, select Asset from the Type of Object dropdown list.

              Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

              Panel

              Action

              Left

              The Asset object is automatically selected.

              Center

              • Select the 2nd hierarchy level.
              • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

              Right

              Enter values for the properties of the new section:

              • Enter a **Name**.
              • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new section has been created.
              • Click the:
                • **Save** button to save the new section or
                • the **Remove** button to abort the creation of a new section.

              The new section is displayed in the Center panel (at the third level of the hierarchy).

              🚧

              The new section will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute group and one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

              Fourth Level - Attribute Groups

              To add a group of attributes to a section, select Asset from the Type of Object dropdown list.

              Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

              Panel

              Action

              Left

              The Asset object is automatically selected.

              Center

              • Select the section (3rd hierarchy level) where the new attribute group will be.
              • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the Center panel.

                Right

                Enter values for the properties of the new attribute group:

                • Enter a **Name**.
                • Click in **Code** to initiate an auto-generated code. Note: This value cannot be changed after the new attribute group has been created.
                • Click the:
                  • Save button to save the new section or
                  • the Remove button to abort the creation of a new group of attributes.

                The new attribute group is displayed in the Center panel (at the fourth level of the hierarchy).

                🚧

                The new attribute group will not be visible until it contains at least one attribute with the Visible property enabled.

                Fifth Level - Attributes

                To add attributes to an attribute group, select Asset from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Panel

                Action

                Left

                The Asset object is automatically selected.

                Center

                • Select an item at the 4th hierarchy level (an attribute group).
                • Click the **Add** icon (blue "**+**") at the top of the **Center** panel.

                Right

                Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form.

                The new attributes are displayed in the Center panel (at the fifth level of the hierarchy).

                ❗️

                Attention

                Don't confuse asset object properties with attributes!

                • Properties describe an object (the asset type)
                • Attributes are the information displayed in asset

                Editing Levels

                At any time, you can modify the properties that describe a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th).

                To edit an asset type, select Asset from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Panel

                Action

                Left

                The Asset object is automatically selected.

                Center

                Select a hierarchy level to modify (3rd, 4th, or 5th).

                Right

                • Edit the displayed properties.
                • Click on:
                  • the **Save** button.or
                  • something outside of the **Right** panel (another level, etc.) to discard the changes.

                Deleting Levels

                🚧

                A hierarchy level can only be deleted if:

                • no objects are associated with it (documents, variants, assets, links) and
                • it has no sections/attribute groups/attributes.

                The Remove button is disabled if a hierarchy level is associated with an object or is not empty.

                To delete a hierarchy level (3rd, 4th, or 5th), select Asset from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Panel

                Action

                Left

                The Asset object is automatically selected.

                Center

                Select a hierarchy level to delete (3rd, 4th, or 5th).

                Right

                Click the Remove button.

                A dialog is displayed to confirm the deletion:

                Click the Yes button to delete the hierarchy level or click the No button (or the "X" in the upper right corner) to abort the deletion.

                ❗️

                Attention

                This action is irreversible. Once a hierarchy level has been deleted, it can't be recovered.

                Links

                To avoid confusion, it's important to understand the difference:

                Link Object Link
                A template that specifies characteristics for links.

                You can specify different properties for each different type of link object.

                For links between documents, you can also specify attributes.

                Links are relationships between object types, such as related variants, related assets, cross-selling, collections, etc.

                ❗️

                Attention

                A link must be created on the Link Types page before you can manage the link object.

                Link Hierarchy

                Link object hierarchy defines the structure for links between your different Quable PIM objects.

                For example, to create these related documents:

                The link hierarchy looks like:

                📘

                Links are visible from documents or assets on the Related Documents tab.

                The hierarchy levels for a Link object define the structure of a relationship between objects.

                Hierarchy Level

                Description

                1

                First level

                This level defines the link object.

                Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

                • the Name of the hierarchy level
                • the Code (with additional information defining its position)

                2

                Second level

                This level provides Quable PIM the first piece of technical information about the link between the objects.

                Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

                • the Name of the hierarchy level
                • the Code (with additional information defining its position)

                3

                Third level

                This level provides Quable PIM the second piece of technical information about the link between objects.

                Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

                • the Name of the hierarchy level
                • the Code (with additional information defining its position)

                4

                Fourth level

                This level provides Quable PIM the third piece of technical information about the link between objects.

                Its properties are automatically generated by Quable PIM. They contain:

                • the Name of the hierarchy level
                • the Code (with additional information defining its position)

                5

                (optionally)

                Fifth level

                This level contains all of the attributes of the link.

                The properties for each attribute in this level are displayed in the Right panel.

                Note: This is available only for links between document objects.

                Managing Attributes

                While Link objects have several hierarchy levels, Quable PIM recommends that you only add, edit, or delete attributes (fifth hierarchy level). The following section describes the steps to take.

                Add Attributes

                To add attributes to a link, select Link from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Panel

                Action

                Left

                Select a link type from the list.

                Center

                • Select the 4th hierarchy level.
                • Click the **Add** icon (blue "+") at the top of the panel.

                Right

                Define the attribute values in the New Attribute form.

                The new attributes are displayed in the Center panel (at the fifth level of the hierarchy).

                ❗️

                Attention

                Don't confuse link type properties with attributes!

                • Properties describe an object (the link type)
                • Attributes describe information for your object relationships

                Edit Attributes

                To edit a link attribute, select Link from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Panel

                Action

                Left

                The Link object is automatically selected.

                Center

                Select an attribute to edit.

                Right

                • Edit the attribute properties.
                • Click the **Apply** button.

                Delete Attributes

                To delete a link attribute, select Link from the Type of Object dropdown list.

                Perform the actions in the panels, in the following order:

                Left

                The Link object is automatically selected.

                Center

                Select an attribute to delete.

                Right

                Click the Remove button.

                Indexing

                Indexation ensures that your Quable PIM product information is up to date. Any time you add, delete, or modify an object or attribute a message is displayed in red next to the Indexation button to remind you that an index is needed.

                ❗️

                Attention

                No other actions can be performed while an index is ongoing. If you have multiple actions to perform on the Object and Attributes page, it's best to complete them all before indexing.

                To run an index click the Indexation button at the top of the Right panel.

                Clicking the Indexation button displays the following dialog:

                Click the Yes button to index your Quable PIM content or the No button to abort the index.


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