Using Category Sub-Tabs Step-By-Step
Introduction to Category Specifications
Click on a category on the left navigation menus, or enter a category id to edit or create a new category, you will be first taken to the main category page. This page shows the categoryId which identifies this particular category, the type of the category, some content information associated with the category, and a primary parent category for this category.
The category type is used to define what actions are available for the category. Most categories should be defined as “Catalog”.
The primary parent category defines the primary parent of a category. Note that this will not automatically add the current category as a child of the parent category—that has to be done in the “Rollup” tab mentioned below.
The following sub-tabs provide for additional specification of a category:
- Content -- The content tab is used to associate content created and managed by the content
management application with product categories. The page is intentionally very similar to the content tab for products.
- Rollup -- Category “rollups” are used to define parent/child relationships between product
categories. This screen is split between “parent” and “child” categories. For example, if you have categories of Clothing, Men's Clothing, and Suits, then Clothing would be in the parent section of Men's Clothing, and Suits would be in the child section. The “sequence” field is a sequence number which can be used to order the child categories for display.
- Products -- This tab will show all the products which are members of this category. Each product
is identified by its product id, and you can click on the product id to go to this product. The sequence number is used for ordering the products for display.
- Catalogs -- This tab shows what product catalogs this category is related to. For most product
categories, this page should be blank, as only a few categories should be related to product catalogs. For more information, see section on “Working with Catalogs.”
- Features -- This tab allows associating product features with product categories. Not really used
by any standard application.
- Parties -- This tab allows associating specific parties with product categories.