About metafields and metaobjects

Shopify's platform includes data models for fundamental commerce concepts such as products, collections, and orders out of the box. However, commerce is diverse and often requires more complex or specific data models. The custom data platform enables you to extend Shopify's data models and create your own by using the following resources:

  • Metafields: Define and associate custom fields with Shopify resources such as products.
  • Metaobjects: Define and create custom data structures within Shopify.