Key Concepts

Within Coreo attributes essentially define the information an item contains.

Examples of Attributes

If we take the example of a collection created in a spreadsheet, the column headings are your attributes and the rows are the items.

Every item has two mandatory attributes:

  • Key – the item’s unique identifier (unique within that collection, not Coreo as a whole). The key is not shown publicly within your project.
  • Value – this is the item’s label or name and is shown publicly within your project.

Key and Value can be set to be the same – for example:

  • Key = “yes”
  • Value = “Yes”

Or, they can be different – for example:

  • Key = “GSW”
  • Value = “Great Spotted Woodpecker”

You might want to embellish your items by adding more attributes to them – for example:

  • Key = “GSW”
  • Value = “Great Spotted Woodpecker”
  • Scientific name = “Dendrocopus major
  • Status = “Year round resident”
  • Call = “Repeated ‘chic, chic'”

Working with Attributes

How you work with attributes depends ultimately on how you build collections in Coreo, i.e. whether you build the collection directly in Coreo or you import it.

  • If you are importing a collection via a .csv file, or other tabulated file format, then the column headings relate directly to attributes and these will be imported and created automatically.
  • If you are creating a collection directly within Coreo then you will only initially establish the ‘Key‘ and ‘Value‘.
Add items manually
  • Other attributes can be added as required, as hightlighted below.
Add attributes

You can find out more about building collections here.

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