What is a Property?

Clear explanation of what Kreo means by the Property term & its usage

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What is a Property?

A property is a particular characteristic or a parameter of an object, such as length, volume, price, type, location, structure, etc. Properties are equal to initial inputs, which will be used while creating Items and Assemblies. You can use properties to calculate quantities, store rates and prices, text values, parameters for grouping in a report, etc.

Types of properties

  • Text
    The text property is intended for any text values in the input, such as descriptions, comments, classification codes or notes.

  • Number
    The number property is a good fit for any numerical value, such as costs or percentages.

  • Formula
    The formula property is suitable for any calculations based on other properties.
    It can be also used instead of the Number format.

  • Single Select
    The single select property represents a dropdown menu, from which you can choose a necessary value or create a new value. The format of Single select can be both textual & numeric.

📝 Note!

You can easily edit a property and change any of its fields, however, you can't change the type of the already created property. In this case, you need to create a new property with another type.

Units of properties

All types of properties except for the Text type have units.

Here's a list of units available for each format:

  1. Currency

    1. $

    2. £

  2. Number

    1. nr

    2. mm

    3. m

    4. m2

    5. m3

    6. in

    7. ft

    8. yd

    9. ft2

    10. yd2

    11. yd3

    12. kg

    13. lb

    14. t

  3. Other

    1. %

    2. Text (available only for Single Select)

    3. Without unit

You can create custom units as well.

Groups of properties

Arrange properties into groups in order to store them in a convenient way and use them in items. To do this, when creating or editing, you simply need to select the necessary group or create a new group:

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