By applying a category to a productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages., you can adjust a catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs).'s structure and range to optimize the selling potential of its products. You can also
- copy or move products between categories
- link a product to a category by creating relation linkCommerce: a link that allows a product to appear in more than one category (node).
- detach relation links
When creating a catalog, consider the maintenance and performance of its structure. Do not create hierarchies of categories, products, or variants that are too deep. On the other hand, a flat catalog structure with too many entries in a category can negatively impact performance.
Categorization involves the following tasks.
- Move. Lets you restructure a catalog by moving catalog entries to another catalog node; related products and variants are also moved. Links to other catalog entries are kept intact. See Working with Commerce Categories.
- Duplicate Creates a copy of a catalog entry in a new catalog location. See Working with Commerce Categories.
- Detach. Removes a relation link. See Detaching a catalog entry from a category.
Creates a relation link between catalog entries. For example, you assign a new sneaker to the Featured Products category. Then, instead of duplicating the product, you link it to the Sport Shoes category. The sneaker is visible and editable from both locations.
Use links to promote new, popular, or sale products by displaying them as featured products on category and search result pages. You can display top selling products in your store, and create up-sell or cross-sell items, like Product Accessories or You May Also Like displays. See Linking a catalog entry to a category.
A categoryCommerce: Categories let you adjust the structure and range of a catalog to optimize the selling potential of products. You can use categories to search for products. You can also assign products to categories by creating relations. can have its own rich content including assets, such as descriptions of wine regions for a subset of wine products.
- From the Commerce > Catalog interface, expand the catalog tree or select the main catalog listing and navigate to the desired catalog or category node. Or, use the catalog search feature to find a product.
- Choose Add > Category. Or, from a catalog node, click the context menu and select New > category.
- Enter a name for the category and select the appropriate category type (meta-class). Episerver Commerce suggests types based on the context and previous similar actions.
- Complete the category properties. See also: Working with Commerce Categories. The system saves the category automatically, but it is not available on the website until published.
View items assigned to a category
To view all items assigned to a category, select it from the catalog tree. Its items appear on the right side of the screen.
- In the Catalog view, select the desired categoryCMS: A built-in Episerver property. You apply a category to content, but you need to build the functionality to display the filtered results. Commerce: A grouping of purchasable products. (Same as node.).
- From the context menu, click Edit.
- Update the category information you want to change, such as the name, SEOSearch Engine Optimization; making website content attractive to search engines and as a result achieve high rankings in search results. information, or description.
- Publish the changes, or schedule for later publishing using the save and publish flow for content.
See Catalog entry properties for information about editable properties.
If you delete a categoryCMS: A built-in Episerver property. You apply a category to content, but you need to build the functionality to display the filtered results. Commerce: A grouping of purchasable products. (Same as node.), the following happens, depending on how the category is linked to other catalog entries:
- If the category being deleted is linked to other categories, all links to the deleted category are removed, while other category links are left intact.
- Categories, productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages.s, and variantCommerce: a variant or SKU corresponds to a specific product with specific characteristics. For example, a product line of shirts has individual variations/SKUs that include size, color, and collar size.s that are linked only to the category being deleted (and no other categories) are also deleted.
After deleting a catalog entry, you cannot recover it.
If you delete a category with many subitems, the deletion may take a while.
To delete a category, select it in the catalog tree, click Delete from the context menu, and click Delete. You can also click Delete from the context menu for the category in the item listing, or from the upper menu.
To learn about linking, see link.
- Pin the catalog view so that it does not move.
- In the right panel, select the catalog entry or variant to be linked. To select an item, move the cursor to the far right until you see the context menu, then click.
- Drag and drop the item to the desired catalog tree node (on the left).
- In the Select Action dialog, click Link.
The top category is always a product's home location, which means that the product is located in this category and linked to other categories. If you edit a product, the catalog tree selection displays the home category. If a product's URL is based on the Name in URL property, the URL is automatically based on the home category path.
So, if you change a product's home location, the product is moved, and its URL changes accordingly.
To detach a catalog entry from a relation link, follow these steps.
- In the Catalog view, in the right panel, select the catalog entry or variant to be detached. To select an item, move the cursor to the far right until you see the context menu, then click.
- From the context menu, click Detach from this category.
To detach multiple catalog entries simultaneously, select them and click the Detach toolbar button.
If a product or variant is linked to only one category, Detach is not available. This prevents products or variants from becoming orphans, without a category and, therefore, difficult to locate in a product catalog.