Features for custom data

Features for custom data expand what your metafields and metaobjects can do in your store.

Types of features

Depending on the type of custom data, the following features are available:

List of features available for custom data
FeatureAvailabilityDescription
Use as filter in adminProduct metafields:
  • Single line text / Single line text (list)
  • Product reference / Product reference (list)
  • True or false
  • Collection reference / Collection reference (list)
  • Page reference / Page reference (list)
  • Metaobject reference / Metaobject reference (list)
Allows you to use the metafield to filter in the product index. You can activate this feature for a maximum of 50 metafield definitions.
Use in automated collectionsProduct metafields:
  • Single line text
  • Single line text (list)
  • True or false
  • Integer
  • Decimal
  • Rating
Allows you to use the metafield to create automated collections. You can activate this feature for a maximum of 128 metafield definitions.
Web pagesMetaobjectsAllows you to use the metaobject to build a theme template for a web page. You need Storefront access selected for this feature.

Activate or deactivate features

  1. In your Shopify Admin, go to Settings > Custom data.
  2. Click the part of your store that has the custom data that you want to change the features for.
  3. Click the custom data type.
  4. In the Features section of the metafield or metaobject, select or deselect the feature options available. If you select Web pages feature, then Enable in Online Store is selected by default. If you have a Hydrogen storefront, then deselect Enable in Online Store.
  5. Click Save.
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