Introduction to the measurements
If you want to store your product information with measurement, e.g. weight, length or frequency inside your PIM, you will need measurement families.
The measurements will be really helpful when you are exporting products for a given channel and you want these measurement attributes to be converted to the units you set in the given channel.
A measurement attribute is a single-line field with a first field containing a value and a second one containing a measurement unit.
Below is an example of a Weight measurement attribute with a value of 533 for the Gram unit.
What is a measurement family?
A measurement family is used to gather the units concerning the same product measurement, e.g. a weight, a length, a frequency, etc.
For example, the Weight measurement family allows you to store the weight of products in grams, kilograms, ounces, pounds, etc.
What about the measurement units?
For each measurement family, a unit is defined as standard and used to convert the other units.
For example, for the Weight measurement family, Kilogram is the standard unit to convert all the other weight units.
To convert a unit to the standard unit you have to define one or several conversion operations.
Let's create your first measurements!
The PIM comes with basic measurement families and units but you can add your own measurement units easily from a single place.
In the Settings menu, there is a dedicated Measurements entry where you can see all the existing measurement families, create your own measurement families with their units or add units to the existing measurement families.
Then you will be able to add measurement attributes, enrich your products with measurement data and convert them during product exports.