Attributes are customizable data points added to your records in Attio. An example attribute might be a record’s location, where they work, or how often they reply to your emails.

Enriched attributes

Attio gives you a set of enriched attributes that auto-populate based on data we source about your records including:

  • Contact details: description, location, and social media links
  • Company details: foundation date, categories
  • Communication intelligence: last contacted, connection strength, and strongest connection
  • Learn more about enriched data

Custom attributes

Create custom attributes for your collection entries. Track values such as owner, priority, stage and more.

Attribute types

Choose from different formats for your attributes, and control the look and feel of your data points

  • Status - track which stage of your workflow each record is currently in
  • User - track owners or assignees (usually members of your team)
  • Select and multi-select - pick from one or more color-coded options in a dropdown
  • Text - fillable custom text fields
  • Date and time - track due dates, timestamp records, or schedule follow-ups
  • Number - track quantitative values such as percentages
  • Currency - select your currency and track monetary values
  • Checkbox - record yes or no answers by checking/unchecking a box
  • Star ratings - Add custom ratings between 1 and 5 stars
  • Record - track another person or company as a value

Managing custom attributes

Collection owners can access a dedicated attribute tab for each collection. To open the attribute tab:

  • Select the ⋮ icon in the top right of a collection
  • Select Manage attributes
A window in Attio showing where attributes can be created, edited, and managed. Various attribute types are shown such as status attributes, star ratings, and currency attributes - some also have custom color-coded values to pick from.
Manage, edit, and create custom attributes using the Manage attributes tab

From this tab you can:

  • Create new attributes with + Create attribute
  • Update attribute value options
  • Reorder attributes with the ::: icon
  • Set (optional) default values for all new entries
  • Archive and restore attributes

Updating attribute value options

Certain attribute types like single and multi-select provide a dropdown with options to pick from, instead of needing to manually type them out each time - a bit like a multiple choice question in a form.

From the Manage attributes tab, you can add as many value options as you like. You can edit option names, colors, and the order of your options.

Note: deleting options will delete any input data that already exists - you won't be able to get this back.

Admins can also set default attribute values, which will automatically assign a specific value to all new collection entries.

Record attributes

Workspace admins can add record attributes. Record attributes will appear on every record in your workspace.

Record attributes can be text, number, checkbox, date, star rating, single/multi-select, currency, timestamp, user, or record fields. While only admins can add or change new record attribute fields, any member of your team can assign values to them.

To create or edit record attributes, choose Workspace settings from the dropdown beside your workspace name in the sidebar, then navigate to Record Attributes in the left-hand menu.

Close-up on the Record Attributes section of the Workspace Settings window in Attio. Admins can set which attributes will appear on every record in the workspace.
Created by admins, record attributes will appear on every record in your Attio workspace

To display your record attributes in a view, click View settings followed by + Add column. From the dropdown, pick Parent record. Scroll down or search for your record attribute.

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