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Characteristics

A sync of the type Characteristic allows you to import characteristics. Characteristics are old properties that are linked at the item level. Imported data is saved in the Settings » Item » Properties menu.

1. Fields for characteristic matching

Table 1 explains the fields that are available for matching characteristics data. During the import, plentymarkets checks if the imported data record already exists based on the matching field.

Table 1. Matching fields characteristic import
Setting Explanation

Characteristic ID

ID of the characteristics group

Characteristic name

Characteristic group name

2. Fields for characteristics mapping

Table 2 explains the fields that are available for mapping characteristics data. During the import, plentymarkets checks if the imported data record already exists based on the matching field.

Table 2. Mapping fields for importing characteristics
Mapping field Permitted import values Explanation

Characteristic

Position

Numeric

Characteristic group ID

Numeric

Unit

ISO code

For ISO codes of units, see Unit IDs

Internal name

Alpha-numeric

Searchable

0 = No
1 = Yes

Order characteristic

0 = No
1 = Yes

Show on the item’s page in the online store

0 = No
1 = Yes

Show in the item listing in the online store

0 = No
1 = Yes

Display in order process

0 = No
1 = Yes

Show in PDF documents

0 = No
1 = Yes

Display as additional costs

0 = No
1 = Yes

Surcharge

Numeric

Characteristic type

none
number
decimal number
selection
text
file

Delete characteristic type

0 = No
1 = Yes

Characteristic name

Name

Alpha-numeric

Create one mapping per language.

Description

Alpha-numeric

Create one mapping per language.

Characteristic group

Internal name

Alpha-numeric

Percentage

0 = No
1 = Yes

Characteristic group name

Name

Alpha-numeric

Create one mapping per language.

Description

Alpha-numeric

Create one mapping per language.

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