Define a range for a derived attribute

You can define a range for a derived attribute so that the system displays an item within the defined range when searching for the item.

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For example, you can define a range for the Size attribute of shirts as 32-36. Each shirt in the database is assigned to a particular size range. When a customer searches for a particular shirt size, the exact shirt size is mapped to the assigned range and all the shirts within the range are displayed. Thus, when the customer enters 32-inch as the search criteria for a shirt, all the shirts assigned in the range of 32-36 inch are displayed.

To define a range for a derived attribute:


  1. Navigate to the Attribute Management screen. To navigate to the Attribute Management screen, perform the following steps:
    1. Log in to IBM® Sterling Business Center as an Item Administrator.
    2. The application home page is displayed. Click the Products tab.
    3. From the Products home page, click Manage Attributes in the Catalog dashlet.

      The Attribute Management screen is displayed.

  2. From the Item Attributes tree, select the derived attribute whose range you want to define.
  3. The Derived Attribute Value Ranges panel is displayed. Click Add.
  4. Perform the following steps in the new row that is displayed.
    1. Click the From* box, enter the start range.
    2. Click the To* box, enter the end range.
    3. Click the Description* box, enter a description for the range of the values. For example, if you enter 100 in the From panel and 250 in the To panel, you can enter 100-250, > 100, or 100 and up in the Description text box.

      The new value is added at the end of the list. You cannot change the sequence of the values until it is saved.

  5. In the Attribute Management screen, click Save.


    • If more than one locale is configured, the Localize icon is displayed adjacent to all the localizable fields and the Localize related task is displayed in the Related Tasks panel. The localizable fields such as Short Description, Long Description, and so on, are always displayed in the base locale irrespective of the user locale. For example, if IBM Sterling Business Center is localized to French with the base locale as English, and a French user logs in to IBM Sterling Business Center, all the UI literals except the localizable fields are displayed in French. The localizable fields are displayed in English. The user can click either the Localize icon or Localize to localize a field that is displayed in the base locale.
    • * indicates that the field is mandatory.

      The range for the derived value is defined.