Option Groups

Option Groups are the the potential characteristics of each product, such as color, size, team name etc.

To access the Option Group listing page where you can see already created option groups and add new ones:

  • Click on Products from the Slatwall toolbar.
  • Select Option Groups from the drop-down.

The Option Groups listing page will appear which displays the existing option groups.

An example of option groups and options: If a product ranges in size from XS-XL, each option (XS, S, M, L, XL) must be defined underneath a broader category, perhaps called Shirt Size XS-XL which would be the Option Group.

New Option Groups can be added from this section of the site or existing Option Groups can be edited and more options added to the groups.

Create a New Option Group

To create a new Option Group:

  • Click the Products button on the toolbar and select Option Groups from the drop-down.
  • Select
  • Insert the Option Group Name and a unique Option Group Code (any alphanumeric value), and  Save
  • Select Yes or No for Product Image Group. If Yes is selected, when a product is created with options from this group, unique sku image file names will be automatically generated that include the options depending on the sku. If No is selected then image file names will not include the option group options in the file name. For example, if you have shoes of different colors and sizes, and the option group Size has No selected for Product Image Group, but Yes for Color, then the skus will have unique image files that include color, but size won't generate a unique image file name. So, all shoes that are the same color will utilize the same image file regardless of size. If you set both option groups to yes, every shoe would have a unique image file assigned.
  • Select Yes or No for Global Object Group. If you set this to Yes the option group will appear as a choice for all products during creation. If you set this to No and then save the option group, a new accordion called Product Type will appear so that you can indicated the products types that should have the options as choices.

Upon saving, the Option Group detail screen will appear with the information in the Basic section filled in and then accordions below for adding in additional information for the option group.


The Options accordion is where you can add the options that belong to the group. In the screenshot above, an option group called Women's active wear sizing has been created and it is now time to add the available options for this group.

  • Click and the Create Option dialog box will appear.

Option Name - Fill in the field with a name that describes the option

Option Code - Fill in the field with a unique code that contains numbers or letters and no spaces or special characters.

Click Save.

Your added option will now be on the Option accordion.

If you need more options, start the process over again by clicking .

How to Add Options to An Existing Option Group

To add Options to an existing Option Group, from listing page,:

  • Click  next to the Option Group that needs editing.

You will be directed to the screen below.

Click

The Create Option dialog will appear.

Option Name - Fill in the field with a name that describes the option

Option Code - Fill in the field with a unique code that contains numbers or letters and no spaces or special characters.

Click Save.

Your added option will now appear on the Option accordion.