Code and SKU Generator

Code and SKU Generator

Automatically generate product stock codes and product SKU codes

Part of TRIMS Back Office by Touchretail

Save time with auto attribute generation

TRIMS allows you to create your own set of attributes that you can use to hold product data specific to what you sell. Quite often you will have a need for entering repeat data into different attribute fields. If you are integrating with an ecommerce store you will probably need to create, and map, an attribute called ‘web description’ to the website. You may want this to be a combination of other individual attributes that you have. Your brand, description, colour and size attributes for example. Rather than type the data into each individual attribute and then re-enter the same data again into the ‘web description’, you can setup a rule that automatically populates this attribute based on the content of the other attributes.

This is an advanced feature and may appear complex, however not everyone will require this facility, but for those who do need it, the reward is huge. It is a great time saver, and also minimises data entry errors. Our support team will assist in setting this up where required.

Setting up rules for auto generation of product codes and descriptions

When setting up a rule for this you can choose the attributes that you wish to include from a list, it then adds that to the view. You can also include free text so if you wish to generate your web description in a slightly more friendly and less robotic way, you could put something like this:

{{description}} {{category}} in {{colour}} by {{brand}} 

Which would create something like 'Larkee Jeans in Mid Wash Blue by Diesel'. This screenshot where the 'Style Reference' attribute is auto generated using a combination of other attributes helps explain the process:

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Auto generating stock codes and SKUs

The same applies to product stock codes and SKUs. A SKU (or a product Alias in TRIMS terms) can be generated based around a combination of attributes.

Append attributes to your descriptions to split out product colours

A product can have many attributes and variants, but only one main product description (but any number of additional descriptions). By using the same rule system on your product description attribute, it is easy to force TRIMS to create individual products for each of your colours. For example, if you were to set the rule on product description to:

{{description}} {{colour}}

creating a product with 3 colours and 7 sizes, this would create 3 individual products, 1 for each colour, all containing the same 7 size variants. Without this rule, just one product would be created containing 3 colour variants and 7 size variants.

A final word on auto attribute generation

Not every retailer will need this facility, but those with more complex setups, who find themselves repeating work, can use this powerful TRIMS facility to save huge amounts of time and minimise on data entry errors.

Auto Product Code and SKU Generator

Save huge amounts of time with this advanced TRIMS feature for auto generating product attributes and SKUs

Set rules that auto generate product attributes from combinations of other data that you enter when creating products.

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