Custom fields can be created to add and manage information about products that are not standard SellerCloud product attributes. For example, a custom column called TAG can be created to populate with a value of "Not Live" to indicate that the product is not yet on any channel.
A default value can be added to the columns.
Create Custom Columns for Products
These columns can be added by the System Administrator or SellerCloud Support. Contact SellerCloud Support with your list of columns and the column format type as available below.
Each column is defined as a specific data type:
- String - String is the most common since it can handle any sort of text.
- Integer - Will only accept a numerical value
- Decimal - accepts decimal values
- DateTime - provides a calendar for date selection
- Boolean - adds a checkbox to mark the value as True/False.
- nText - Same as string but it offers much bigger character limit.
- Hyperlink - URL pointing to a page.
Once a column has been created, it must be enabled from Settings > Custom Column Settings in order to appear on the product properties page.
By default, enabled custom columns can be viewed from the product toolbox under "Custom columns". The default is often kept when you have many custom columns.
You can enable client setting Enable Custom Columns on Product Home Page to place them on the home page itself below the standard columns.
Link Custom Column to Product Type
You can also link custom columns to Product types. This can be used to hide columns that are not relevant.
Client setting Filter custom columns to be per product type
must be enabled. Then, the custom columns will appear on the product type
page for selecting to link.
On the eBay Custom specifics page, all custom columns will display even when the above setting is enabled. However, only the linked columns (or additional specifics that are not custom columns) will be sent to eBay.
Please Note: The placeholder needs to be the real column name as opposed to the display name. The Column named can be viewed on the Settings > Custom Column Settings.
Please Note: Placeholders are case sensitive, so the tag must match the column exactly.