Data & Reporting

Custom Selection Attributes

What are Custom Selection Attributes?

Custom selection attributes are user-interface (UI) widgets that allow users to add different types of data to their website.

Types of Custom Selection Attributes

  • Attachments - allows users to upload documents/images/videos and supplement content
  • Checkbox - allows users to select one or more options of a limited number of choices
  • Dropdown - allows uses to select an option from a list
  • Hierarchical dropdown
  • Image list
  • Image selector - allows users to select an image from a set of pre-uploaded options
  • Multi select buttons - allows users to select one or more options from a set number of buttons
  • Multimedia - allows users to upload documents, videos & pictures to view
  • Radio button - allows users to select only one option from a limited number of choices
  • Text box - allows users to input text information
  • Picture - allows users to upload images to view
  • Photo Sphere

Examples of custom selection attributes

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Create a Custom Selection Attribute

  • Go to Admin > Attributes & Dictionary > Multimedia/Selection Custom Data
  • Scroll to bottom of the page and click 'Add Attribute' button
  • Enter the name of your attribute
  • Select your chosen control type e.g. dropdown, checkbox, image selector
  • (Optional) By checking 'Order Alphabetically', this will apply to the values provided in your attribute.
  • Click 'Save'

 

Add an attribute

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Example of 'Colours' attribute using 'Hierarchical Dropdown' ordered alphabetically.

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Create a child category

  • Click on the parent attribute to display the edit screen e.g. Colours 
  • In the 'Add values' area, enter your child categories (1 per line) e.g. Red, Green, Blue
  • Click 'Save'
  • If you wish to add an image or multimedia, click on the name of the child category e.g. Blue, to display the edit screen
  • Upload your image by clicking 'Upload file'
  • Click 'Save'

 

Select parent attribute

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Example of child categories (1 per line) for 'Colours' attribute

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Edit child category e.g. Blue, Green, Red

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Upload image to child category

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Edit a Custom Selection Attribute

  • Go to Admin > Attributes & Dictionary > Multimedia/Selection Custom Data
  • Click on the attribute name you would like to edit
  • From here you can edit the name, control type and order
  • Click 'Save'

 

Select attribute

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Edit attribute

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Delete a Custom Selection Attribute

  • Go to Admin > Attributes & Dictionary > Multimedia/Selection Custom Data
  • Click on the attribute name to bring up the edit screen
  • Click the delete button found in the bottom left corner
  • Confirm you would like to delete the attribute

 

Delete attribute 

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