Price Band Attributes

Rachael Norris
Rachael Norris
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You can set up Price Band Attributes to store extra information about Price Bands on your Spektrix system.

In this article, we’ll provide some example use cases and cover how to create a Price Band Attribute.

Before getting started with Price Band Attributes, take a look at:


Why use Price Band Attributes?

You can use Price Band Attributes to store extra information about Price Bands.

When setting up Price Bands, Price Band Attributes will be displayed as additional fields. You can even make the Attribute required to ensure this information is always completed. 

You can apply Price Band Attributes retrospectively by editing an existing Price Band, or at the time of creating a new Price Band.


Example use cases

Price Band Attributes are commonly used to indicate that certain Price Bands are different from others.

For example, you could use Price Band Attributes to indicate which Price Bands you use exclusively for matinee performances and which are for evening or weekend etc. You could then use this Attribute to filter Reports.

To do this you could set up a Dropdown List Attribute named Price Band Category with the values ‘Matinee’, ‘Evening’, ‘Weekend’, etc.


How to create a Price Band Attribute

To create a new Price Band Attribute, navigate to the Settings Interface > Attributes > Price Band.

TIP: You'll need the Settings Administrator user role to create and edit Attributes. If you don’t have this permission, ask the administrator in your organisation.

Click the New Attribute Definition button:


Attribute Definition

Next, you’ll be asked to input information to define the parameters of your Attribute.

WARNING: You cannot change the name of an Attribute once you have created it.


Complete the following information.

  • Name: give the Attribute a clear and descriptive name. Attribute names cannot include special characters (, . - & ! / etc.). Your Attribute name cannot be longer than 50 characters.

TIP: Consider if your Attribute will be visible to customers on your website when choosing the name of your Attribute.

  • Type: choose the Attribute Type.

  • Description: use this field to make it clear to other members of your team what the purpose of this Attribute is. This description will only be visible in the Admin Interface.

  • This Attribute is visible in your API integrations: check this box to make this Attribute available to the API.
  • This Attribute is always required: check this box to make this Attribute mandatory.

    Required Attributes will appear with a red line. You’ll need to enter information in order to proceed:

REMINDER: Check Box Attributes can never be set to required, as they work on a yes/no response. This means that leaving the box unchecked is a valid response.

  • This Attribute is protected: this option is greyed out as you cannot protect Price Band Attributes.

  • Length: choose the maximum number of characters that can be entered, or set the exact number of characters which have to be entered to proceed. A text field can contain a maximum of 255 characters.

  • Allow users to enter free text for this Attribute: this option is only available for Dropdown List Attributes.

  • Ensure Users enter a unique Value: check this box if you require a unique Value to be entered every time.

Once you are happy with the information inputted, click Create Attribute Definition.


Attribute Values

If you choose a Dropdown List, you will then need to add the Values. 

Type each of your Values for this Attribute on a separate line. Each line appears as a Value in this Attribute’s Dropdown List.

    • Select the Attribute you want to edit. 
    • Go to Attribute Values.
    • To add a new Attribute Value click New Attribute Value.
    • You can rearrange the Values by clicking and dragging them from the grey dots on the left:

    • Clicking the grey trash can icon will delete the Attribute Value.
    • Click on the name of the Attribute Value to edit.

    WARNING: Editing the name of an Attribute Value will replace all existing Values with the new Value. If your website integration uses this Attribute then this may prevent your website integration from working properly.

    • Click Update Attribute Value if you are happy to proceed.


Price Band Attributes in the Admin Interface

Once created, your new Price Band Attribute will appear in the Admin Interface > Pricing > New Price Band.

In this example, you can see the Price Band Category Attribute in the New Price Band section:

To add a Value to a Price Band Attribute, you would fill it in when setting up a new Price Band.

If you want to add an Attribute Value to a Price Band you have already created, you can edit the Price Band and fill in the Attribute Value.


Price Band Attributes online

Price Band Attributes will only be visible online to customers if they are used as part of your API Website Integration.


Further Reading

To continue learning about Event Set Up, take a look at the following articles:

You can find more articles on Setting Up and Editing Events in the Set up Events, Offers, Subscriptions and Merchandise section of the Support Centre.