Attributes can be used to locate a document.

An attribute can store:

  • Units of data (metadata)
  • Values that describe a certain characteristic
  • Property of a document

You can group attributes to make attribute groups. For example, the address attribute can be made up of a group of attributes including street, city, state and zip code.

You can also define attributes that have multiple values. Such attributes are called multi-valued (collections) attributes, which are implemented as child components. For example, you can store multiple addresses, home addresses, and work addresses.

You create an attribute to store a characteristic of an item.