Custom Item Description

Currently, the Item Description field is set to the Item Name + Attributes abbreviation by default when creating items. I want to use the attribute description (and/or any other field value) instead of abbreviations in the Item Description. How can I achieve this?

Hi @alphaomegaphi,

Possible, Use the “In Preview” feature.


I hope this helps.

Thank You!

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Hi @NCP It does help, thanks!

Now, it doesn’t work with Table fields. So, I ended up writing a custom script to add the attribute values to the description field. Here’s the code below if someone find it useful:

frappe.ui.form.on('Item', {
    validate: function(frm) {
        // Triggered when the Item form is validated (before saving)

function updateItemDescription(frm) {
    // Construct the item description with attribute values
    var item_description = frm.doc.item_name + ' / ';
    frm.doc.attributes.forEach(function(attribute) {
        // Access attribute value and append to the description
        item_description += attribute.attribute_value + ' ';

    // Update the item description field
    frm.set_value('description', item_description);


Perfect, nice! But it only works when doing single variant, do you know the code for it to work also when generating multiple ?

I have not. I think for that your will need a server side script that look up the recently created variants an update the description field.

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After a few tries and research, i reached that conclusion too, thanks man