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How to create on/off switches*

The following document will explain how to enter on/off switches or checkbox attributes in Paragon.

For more information about what attributes are or how they can be used, please click here.

Note that there isn’t a limitation on the number of attributes you can create in Paragon.

Step 1: Open attribute setup

From any screen, hit the settings button. This will bring you to the settings page.


Under the attributes card, click on attribute setup to access the attributes setup module.


Step 2: Create a new attribute

To add an attribute, hit the create new attribute button.


Step 3: Name your attribute

First, enter the attribute name. Then, hit the next button.


When you hit the next button, certain conditions will be validated:

  • The name must begin with a non-space character
  • The attribute name must be unique

Note that once you’ve completed setting up your attribute, the name of the attribute cannot be changed.

Step 4: Choose the attribute type

Now, choose the type of attribute you want. You can select from:

  1. Freeflow text or number entry
  2. List to choose from
  3. Money and currency
  4. On/Off
  5. Date picker

types of attributes

In this case we want to select “on/off” and then hit the next button.

onoffThe system will now allow you to choose whether you want the on/off box to be checked off, or left blank by default. Once you’ve chosen your option, hit next.

Once you’ve hit next, the system will once again show you the preview of your attribute, as well as an optional description of your attribute, and a list of categories to choose from (accounting, manufacturing, sales, etc.).


Once you’re happy with the final changes, save your changes and your attribute will be ready to use.

Next steps

Once you’ve created all your attributes, the next step will be to associate them to a module. This needs to be done for the attributes you just created to appear on their appropriate modules. For more information on how to do that, please click here.

Updated on September 12, 2019

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