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Tutorial: Adding support for multiple values of Attribute Dictionary attributes

In this tutorial, you learn how to customize the attribute dictionary feature to add support for multiple values for attribute dictionary attributes.
Complete this tutorial to support multiple attribute values for an attribute. For example, a video game product in a catalog supports three gaming platforms. Upon completion of this tutorial, your attribute dictionary attributes can display the multiple platform support for such products.

Feature Pack 5Support for adding multiple values for a category entry attribute dictionary descriptive attribute is provided by default. The customization that is described in this tutorial is no longer required if you publish the Aurora starter store or the starter store enhancements for your store.

Learning objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should be familiar with the following concepts:
  • Attribute dictionary attributes
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Enable multiple values for attribute dictionary attributes in mediator configuration.
  • Enable multiple values for attribute dictionary attributes in Data Load configuration.
  • Create Data Load data for multiple values of attribute dictionary attributes.
  • Update the product display JSP file to present the multiple values of attribute dictionary attributes.

Time required

Expect this tutorial to take 2 hours to complete. The tutorial takes longer if you explore concepts that are related to this tutorial.

Skill level

This tutorial is intended for intermediate WebSphere Commerce administrators who are responsible for customizing the catalog attribute dictionary function. To complete this tutorial, ensure that you are familiar with the following terms and concepts:
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology
  • XML
  • Management Center framework
  • Rational Application Developer
  • WebSphere Commerce services

System requirements

Before you begin this tutorial, ensure that you complete the following tasks:
  • Install WebSphere Commerce Developer
  • Install WebSphere Commerce Version 7
  • Install and enable WebSphere Commerce Version 7 Feature Pack 2, or Feature Pack 3, or Feature Pack 4.
  • Enable the attribute dictionary for WebSphere Commerce Version 7 Feature Pack 2, or Feature Pack 3, or Feature Pack 4.