How to manage custom fields?

The Custom Fields Settings area is where you can add, edit, enable/disable, or delete custom fields from your BigCommerce store.

Manage Custom Fields

All custom fields that are currently imported into the Custom Field Populator will be shown on this screen:

  • Enabled - a green checkmark indicates the custom field is enabled in your store while a red x indicates it is disabled.  You can enable/disable the custom field by clicking the edit icon.
  • Processing - when changes are made to a custom field communication with the server takes place in order to make updates.  “Completed” will display when all updates have been successfully made to the items in BigCommerce.
  • Created At - the date when the custom field was created.
  • Edit  - see documentation for “editing a custom field.”
  • Trash - click to delete the custom field.  This is an unrecoverable action. 

Editing an Existing Custom Field

To edit an existing custom field, navigate to the “Custom Fields” area of the Custom Field Populator and click on the edit icon.  From the edit screen, you can:

  • Custom Field Name - Change the Custom Field Name 
  • Custom Field Default Value - Enter a Custom Field Default Value such as the numerical value “0” which is universal for “off.”
  • Enable or Disable by toggling the switch.  Enabling will make the field active on items, therefore turning on whatever functionality the field controls.  Disabling it will turn off whatever functionality the field controls.  Enabling or disabling does not remove the custom field from items. By default, this is enabled.
  • Select Custom Field Group - allows you to select the group that the custom field belongs to.  For more information about how custom fields groups work click here. 
  • Add this custom field in All products in Bigcommerce? - If you want to add this custom field to all your items, toggle the switch to yes.  By default, this is set to no.  If you had this previously toggled off, and would like to now add it to all items, make sure to click on Add Custom Field to All Products in BigCommerce” once you save.

Adding a New Custom Field

To add a custom field, navigate to the “Custom Fields” area of the Custom Field Populator and click on Create.  From the Create Custom Field screen, you can:

  • Custom Field Name - Change the Custom Field Name 
  • Custom Field Default Value - Enter a Custom Field Default Value such as the numerical value “0” which is universal for “off.”
  • Enable or Disable by toggling the switch.  Enabling will make the field active on items, therefore turning on whatever functionality the field controls.  Disabling it will turn off whatever functionality the field controls.  Enabling or disabling does not remove the custom field from items. By default, this is enabled.
  • Select Custom Field Group - allows you to select the group that the custom field belongs to.  For more information about how custom fields groups work click here. 
  • Add this custom field in All products in Bigcommerce? - If you want to add this custom field to all your items, toggle the switch to yes.  By default, this is set to no.  If you had this previously toggled off, and would like to now add it to all items, make sure to click on Add Custom Field to All Products in BigCommerce” once you save.

Deleting a Custom Field

To delete an existing custom field, navigate to the “Custom Fields” area of the Custom Field Populator and click on the trash can icon.  This does not delete the custom field from the store, this just removes the custom field from the Custom Field app.