Editing custom metafield definitions

If you use custom metafield definitions, then you can make changes to the following information:

  • metafield name
  • description
  • validation rules

You might want to edit a custom metafield definition for the following reasons:

  • to change the metafield name or description that's displayed on the corresponding pages in your Shopify admin
  • to update the range of values that the metafield supports

For example, you might have a custom metafield definition that uses the number type integer and supports values between 1 and 5. If you want to add a value of 8 to the corresponding metafield on your product pages, then you need to edit the validation rules to increase the maximum value to 8.

Edit a custom metafield definition

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Metafields.
  2. Select the part of your store that you want to edit a metafield for. For example, Products.
  3. Click the metafield that you want to edit.
  4. Optional: In the Name field, edit the name for your definition.
  5. Optional: In the Description field, enter a new description for your metafield values.
  6. Optional: To allow apps, custom storefronts, and channels to access values for this metafield, select Give access to Storefront API requests.
  7. Optional: In the Validation section, configure the Additional rules to change the range of accepted values.
  8. Optional: Change whether the metafield is displayed on the corresponding pages in your Shopify admin by doing one of the following:
    • To hide the metafield, click Definition pinned.
    • To display the metafield, click Pin definition.
  9. Click Save.

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