SKU table customization Level 2 (P-3012)

For products that have more than one variation, the SKU table is the cleanest and most visually appealing way to present those product variants to your customers.

Catalog-on-Demand offers an extensive set of features for SKU table setup. For this reason we have divided the feature set into three levels of table setup features. Each level offers progressively more features. This describes the Level 2 option.

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Level 2 Functionality for SKU Tables

Level 2 includes all of the Level 1 functionality, plus the following features:

Column Sequence

Under Level 1, the SKU number will always appear as the first column, and the price will appear as the last column. The other columns will appear in the same order as the attributes came from the database. The Column Sequence feature allows you to specify the order in which the columns will appear. The feature gives you two different approaches. The approach that you take depends on how many different SKU attributes you have across all of your products.

Column Sequence for Small Number of SKU Attributes

If you have just a few different attributes, it is easy to list all of the attributes. You can specify the order in which they should appear in your SKU tables.

Column Sequence for Large Number of SKU Attributes

If you have a lot of attributes, the solution needs to be a bit more involved. It is not realistic to list all of the attributes. There are too many to keep track of, and they are constantly changing. Instead, what you need is the ability to specify first columns and last columns. First columns are those that should always appear first in the table. Last columns are those that should appear last in the table. The remaining columns will appear in the same order that the attributes came from the database.

Fixed Width Columns

In some cases, the automated column sizing feature from Level 1 will not give you the results you want. For example, you might want a particular column (attribute) to always have the same width, regardless of what other columns are in the table. Or maybe you just want to make a certain column narrower or wider to improve readability. The Fixed Width Columns feature allows you to specify the width of as many columns you want. The remaining columns — those for which you have not specified the width — will be sized automatically, using the remaining space available in the table.

SKU Images

In addition to the product family image, you may have some product families where you also have images at the SKU level. This feature allows you to include these images in a SKU table column, in the same way as other SKU attributes. You can control the column position, as well as the image max size and column sample publication

Table Indent

For stylistic reasons, it can be useful to indent the entire table to the left or right of the product presentation. This is typically done in full page layouts.

Limit On Number of SKUs

In order to save space in your print catalog, you can limit the total number of SKUs that appear for any single product family. This especially makes sense if the primary intent of your print catalog is to drive mobile users to your website. Users will understand that the website is where they need to go in order to see a greater selection of the SKUs for that product family.

SKU Table Level 2 Functionality — Summary

**See P-3012** for a full description of Level 2 SKU Tables

  • Column sequence overrides (if you don’t want sequence based on your source database)
  • Column width overrides (if you don’t want all column width computed automatically)
  • SKU image maximum height and width
  • Table indent (left & right)
  • Maximum number of SKUs in table
  • Support for SKU table footnotes
  • Support for SKU-level links (for FastLand pages)

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