PIM configure settings

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Customize your experience in Optimizely Product Information Management (PIM). Some settings, such as the Property used for product assignment setting, assign products for your team's workflow and governance. Others, such as the Image size settings, manage your assets for the design of your website.

Best practices

  • Set the Property used for product assignment setting after you create properties but before you add users to the system.
  • Set image sizes before you import image assets. If you change the default image size afterward, this will not adjust your images. If your image does not match the defined size, it resizes to the largest size indicated in the setting and then resizes the rest of the image proportionally.

Configure settings

Go to Settings General tab.


  • Property used for product assignment – Select an existing property with the Data Type of String. This is the property that drives product assignment to users. For example, you could select the Brand property if your team assigns products by brand.
  • Manage Related Products – Turn on to manage the assignment of product relationships in the PIM, such as cross-sells, accessories, or parts. Turn it off to manage products outside the PIM, such as your enterprise resource planning (ERP).
  • Enable auto-submission of products for approval– Turn on to have products automatically submit for approval when they are 100% complete. Turn it off to submit products for approval manually.
  • Enable auto-assignment of category attributes – Turn on to automatically assign category attributes based on the products assigned to them. 
  • Enable auto-initialization of imports for recognized files – Turn on to automatically start importing files when they match a saved import template.
  • Small, Medium, and Large Product Image Sizes –  Set by adjusting the dimensions listed. The small image cannot be larger than the medium image, which cannot be larger than the large image. The maximum image size is 2000 x 2000. Any images you import retain their aspect ratio when resized. For example, if the original image has 1800 x 1200 px dimensions, retaining the 3:2 ratio resizes the image to 900 x 600 px for the large size.
  • CDN prefix – Enter the base URL or domain for serving static assets such as images, CSS files, JavaScript files, fonts, and other resources from a content delivery network (CDN).
  • Active Publishing Environment – Select Sandbox or Production environment to define the single commerce environment to which you want to push approved products. Products can be updated using the refresh job in other environments, but the publish job can only run in a single environment.
  • Multi-Language Options – A list of available languages displays if your site has multiple languages. Enable any non-default languages that will have translations for customer-facing data. If only the default language is turned on, multi-language functionality is hidden in PIM.