Attributes - Overview

Attributes are central to planning and reporting in Toolio. This article gives an overview on how to use and customize attributes.

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Toolio uses attributes for planning and reporting. You can think of attributes, as dimensions you want to report by or as columns on an Excel sheet. For each of Toolio's data models (e.g. Product, Sale, Inventory), you can add as many attributes as you would like.

What are attributes used for?

Attributes are placeholders for data you want to associate with a model. Let's take two examples:

For the product model, you might want to associate store fabric, silhouette, vendor information.

For the sale model, you might want to store whether the sale was for a new or returning or the channel the sale happened in.

In each of the above cases, you will want to have an attribute for respective model. Once you have created an attribute on a model, you can save (or import) information on that attribute, and use it for reporting or planning.

What are the different types of attributes?

Each attribute can have a type, which allows Toolio to validate that attribute's data and customize how that attribute appears. Below are the different attribute types supported on Toolio.


Sample Use Cases


Product Image


Unit Cost, Unit Price


Launch date


Units sold, Beginning of Plan Inventory

Single Select

Color, Size, Program


Product title

Attribute Type Details


Attachment attribute is used to add images as an attribute. Images can be added to Toolio using one of the following mechanisms:

  • While importing product feeds. For example, Toolio automatically pulls product images from Shopify.

  • Manually as an attachment on the attribute field

  • By pasting an image url on the attachment attribute.

Below you can see how this all works in action


Which image formats are supported?

Below are the supported image formats:

  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)

  • PNG (.png)

  • GIF (.gif)

  • SVG (.svg)

  • WebP (.webp)

  • BMP (.bmp)

  • TIFF (.tiff, .tif)

  • ICO (.ico)

  • HDR (.hdr)

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