Release Notes

March 28, 2022

 

This release contains an enhanced interface for interacting with the Items and the Bundles pages and introduces the concept of Attribute Groups

Introduction of Attribute Groups (Settings): Attribute Group enables users to create collections of attributes. Use cases include grouping the attributes based on owners of item data along the value chain (e.g. manufacturing, marketing, etc.), grouping the attributes based on business workflows, and merchandising requirements.

Revised Items UI Page: Gives merchants an easily editable view of item details with collapsed attribute groups and embedded attribute value actions. Variants are also more easily manageable with their own tab.

Revised Bundles UI Page: Provides merchants an easily editable view of bundle details with collapsed attribute groups and embedded bundle item actions. Merchants can also now perform bulk import of bundles and see bundle import history.

Launch of multi-select from list of values (LOV) attribute: Merchants can now select one or more values from a LOV attribute within the Items Detail Page.

Ability to change the primary hierarchy: Merchants can now change the primary hierarchy of an item from the Items Detail Page and also in bulk actions.

Common category API to delete hierarchy nodes: PIM API users can now delete Category nodes from Primary and Alternate Hierarchies.

January 24, 2022

 

PIM now enables an end-to-end experience using only the APIs. PIM users no longer have the dependency on the Copilot UI to manage hierarchies and attributes.

These APIs provide the following functionality.

  • Create and manage Primary Hierarchy
  • Create and manage Alternate Hierarchies
  • Create and manage Attributes

All the APIs for all write operations have been equipped with security using an API Key.

August 13, 2021

 

Vendor Information Manager

PIM now provides a module to manage vendor information. It consists of 3 sections, Vendors, Vendor Attributes, and Vendor Attribute Groups.

 

Vendors

  • You can create an unlimited number of vendors and collect all information based on business requirements.

  • Each vendor form has a mechanism to ensure all assigned attributes are entered before publishing.

  • An explicit action for publishing the vendors to commerce APIs and external systems has also been introduced.

 

Vendor Attributes

  • fabric PIM now supports the following seven data types for defining your vendor information: Text, Number, Boolean, Date, Serial, List of Values and Dynamic List of Values.

  • You can now configure JavaScript formulas in most types of attributes for calculating values.

  • Attributes also supports simple and complex business validations configured using JavaScript formulas.

 

Vendor Attribute Group

  • You can create collections of relevant attributes to assign to multiple vendors.

  • Attributes inside the groups can further be classified in different sections to leverage the upcoming features such as workflow and role-based access control.

 

Filters on Item List

  • A comprehensive set of filters have been added to the Item list page.

  • You can filter the items based on their hierarchies, date created or modified as well as all the attributes and their values.

 

Item Attribute

  • A new full page UI provides easier to navigate through the attribute creation process.

  • JavaScript-based formulas for calculation and validations have been introduced for all types of attributes.

May 20, 2021

Please note that this is a release of PIM 2.0 standalone application without any integration with other applications such as OMS, Offers, or Storefront. Fully integrated PIM with the ability to communicate with other applications is coming soon.

 

Item Attributes

  • fabric PIM now supports the following six data types for defining your product information: Text, Number, Boolean, Date, Sequence, and List of Values.

  • You can also configure JS formulas in certain types of attributes for calculating the values.

  • Attributes also support simple and come business validations configured using JS formula.

 

Hierarchy Attributes

  • fabric PIM now supports the following four data types for defining your hierarchy information: Text, Number, Boolean, Date

 

Hierarchies: This new feature enables you to create a hierarchical structure to organize your products into different groups and categories for a variety of business use cases. There are two types of hierarchies.

  1. Primary Hierarchy allows you to create the anchoring tree structure that defines the relevant attributes for different categories of items to organize the catalog. There can only be one primary hierarchy.

  2. Alternate Hierarchy allows for the assortment of items based on multiple conditions, such as placement in Primary Hierarchy, attributes & values, then groups them together under one or many subcategories. There can be any number of Alternate Hierarchies.

 

Items

  • You can now create and manage items and variants of an item through parent-child relationships and bundles of items in PIM. 

  • You can define which attributes should inherit the value from parent item to variants & generate variants based on required number

 

Bundles

  • You can create bundles of items and/or their specific variants

  • You can also define quantities for every item in a bundle

 

Bulk Import of Items

  • Import multiple items that belong to a single category using a template-based CSV import

  • Check the import history and errors occurred during the import

  • Export the errored items with error details to re-import with clean data

 

Bulk Import of Item Attributes

  • You can Import multiple attributes using a template-based CSV import

  • Check the import history and errors on individual attributes

  • Export the errored attributes with error details

 

Bulk Management

  • You can now select one, more, or all items and perform bulk actions

  • Delete, Export or Update items are supported with bulk actions

Last update: May 10, 2022

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