As an admin user, it is possible to create one or more dimension collections for each dimension that has been created for you by Enable’s system administrators. To configure a new collection, click on Structure in the drop-down menu of the Config module.
The page you will be taken to will show a list of dimensions available. When you select one of these dimensions, the dimension row will become highlighted and a tick will appear in the small box to the left of it. Now click the View collections button (as shown in the screenshot below).
The page you will be taken to will show a list of collections that have already been created (if any). To create a new collection for your chosen dimension, click the + button. As shown in the screenshot below, you will first be required to enter a name for your new collection on the right-hand side of your page.
Underneath this text field, you will notice a list of available attributes. Simply select at least one of these attributes and then click Save.
If any collections have already been configured for a dimension, you also have the option of configuring a new collection for that dimension by replicating one of the existing collections and then editing the replica.
As is the case for suppliers, an admin user can, for each of your dimensions, maintain a list of master data (known as dimension items) independently of any collection to which these items may be assigned.
However, whereas for suppliers where you are only able to configure a single collection, for a dimension you are able to configure multiple collections.
The settings that Enable’s system administrators can configure for a dimension include a setting that indicates whether the dimension operates at the supplier-level or at the client-level.
In relation to configuring dimension items and collections, the significance of this setting is that for a supplier-level dimension, dimension items and collections are configured on a per supplier basis, whereas for a client-level dimension, dimension items and collections are configured for the dimension as a whole.
Please note — once you have created a dimension collection, it will not yet be available to be selected for a particular deal. You will need to publish it first, as explained in the next article Publish a dimension collection.