Managing Catalogs

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Navigate to: PIM > Catalogs

Catalogs are made up of the categories and associated products you want to showcase in a webstore. Catalogs are groupings of categories that are created in the PIM. A single catalog can be used by multiple stores but a single store can have only one catalog. 

Catalog Importance

In the context of Znode as a whole, Catalogs are important:

  • At the Store-level - Stores must have a Catalog associated with them.

  • At the Catalog-level - Catalogs can be copied to quickstart a store and include all the categories/sub-categories structure of the original catalog. Once copied, customizations can be made by editing the catalog.

  • At the Category-level - Categories are associated with a Catalog and are structured within by right-clicking the folder structure to order, add or remove category folders.

  • At the Product-level - Products must be associated with a category in order to be available in a Catalog.

Adding a Catalog

Navigate to: PIM > Catalogs > “Add New” button

Steps to Add a Catalog

  1. Add the Catalog Code, Catalog Name, Enable/Disable the Index Settings, and "Save". The page reloads with action confirmation and advances to the "Manage Catalog" screen.

  2. Once a Catalog is created, administrators can use the "Associate Categories" button to associate an existing Category with the Catalog.

    1. Products can be added to the Category before or after associating the Category with a Catalog.

    2. Administrators can create a new Category directly from the Catalog landing page using the "Add New Category" button.

  3. Select the Categories to associate with the Catalog

Copying a Catalog

Administrators can copy an existing catalog as a starting point by clicking the “Copy” icon on the catalog listing page. Check the “Copy All Data” checkbox in order to copy the category associations.

Note: Schedulers and Index settings are not copied and must be reconfigured.

Publishing a Catalog

Navigate to: PIM > Catalogs > “Publish” Action

Before products can be seen in a webstore, the Catalog must first be published. The “Publish" action starts the publishing process. The time it takes to publish a catalog varies depending on the number of categories and products associated. Check the status of the publishing process by using the "View" action.

  • After a Catalog has been published, it can be associated with any store or account or user profile. Non-published catalogs can only be associated with the user profiles

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