Attribute (Window ID-260)

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Window: Attribute

Description: Product Attribute

Help: Product Attribute like Color, Size, etc.

Tab: Attribute

Description: Product Attribute

Help: Product Attribute like Color, Size, etc. If it is an Instance Attribute, all products have the same value.

Attribute - Attribute - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. M_Attribute.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. M_Attribute.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. M_Attribute.Name
character varying(60)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. M_Attribute.Description
character varying(255)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

M_Attribute.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Mandatory Data entry is required in this column The field must have a value for the record to be saved to the database. M_Attribute.IsMandatory
character(1)
Yes-No
Attribute Value Type Type of Attribute Value The Attribute Value type determines the data/validation type M_Attribute.AttributeValueType
character(1)
List
Instance Attribute The product attribute is specific to the instance (like Serial No, Lot or Guarantee Date) If selected, the individual instance of the product has this attribute - like the individual Serial or Lot Numbers or Guarantee Date of a product instance. If not selected, all instances of the product share the attribute (e.g. color=green). M_Attribute.IsInstanceAttribute
character(1)
Yes-No
Date Format Date format used in the input format The date format is usually detected, but sometimes need to be defined. M_Attribute.DateFormat
character varying(20)
String

Tab: Attribute Value

Description: Product Attribute Value

Help: Individual value of a product attribute (e.g. green, large, ..)

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Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. M_AttributeValue.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. M_AttributeValue.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Attribute Product Attribute Product Attribute like Color, Size M_AttributeValue.M_Attribute_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Search Key Search key for the record in the format required - must be unique A search key allows you a fast method of finding a particular record.

If you leave the search key empty, the system automatically creates a numeric number. The document sequence used for this fallback number is defined in the "Maintain Sequence" window with the name "DocumentNo_<TableName>", where TableName is the actual name of the table (e.g. C_Order).

M_AttributeValue.Value
character varying(40)
String
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. M_AttributeValue.Name
character varying(60)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. M_AttributeValue.Description
character varying(255)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

M_AttributeValue.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No


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