Data & Reporting

Manage Attributes

What are attributes?

Attributes allow users to select or add data to articles, person profiles, team profiles etc.

Types of attributes

Upload files
  • Attachments - add one or more files which show as a list of filenames with no preview
  • Multimedia - upload a single document or media file and show as a preview
  • Picture - upload a single image file and show as preview
Select data from pre-defined lists
  • Checkbox - select one or more options from a list
  • Dropdown - select one option from a dropdown list
  • Hierarchical dropdown - select a series of options from consecutive dropdown lists
  • Image selector - select an image from a list
  • Multi select buttons - select one or more options from a set number of buttons
  • Radio button - select one option from a list
Enter text
  • Text editor box - input text and format it (e.g. add bold)
  • Text field - input plain text

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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