Catalogs

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PIM--catalogs.png Catalogs are made up of the Products and Categories you want to show in your webstore.

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

  • At the Store level - Stores must have a catalog associated to them.
  • At the Catalog level - Catalogs can be copied to quickstart a store. Clones inherit their Products, not Categories.
  • At the Category level - Categories are associated to a Catalog and structured within.
  • At the Product level - Products must be featured in a Catalog before they will appear in a webstore.

Add Catalog


PIM > Catalogs > "Add New" button

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  1. Add the Catalog Name and "Save". The page will reload with action confirmation and advance to the "Manage Catalog" screen.
  2. Once a Catalog has been created, Administrators will need to use the "Associate Categories" button to associate an existing Category with the Catalog.
    • Products should be added to the Category before associating the Category with a Catalog.
    • 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
  • Note: The Copy Catalog feature copies an existing catalog. Cloned Catalogs do not pass Product or Category information.

Catalog Organization

Catalog Tools
Remove Category Selected Category can be disassociated from the Catalog using this option.
Remove Product Selected Products can be unassociated from the Category and the Catalog using this option.
Add Category It enables the user to create a new Category same as that can be done from the Add Category Page. After creation, the created Category needs to be associated to the Catalog.
Add Product It enables the user to create a new Product same as that can be done from the Add Product Page. After creation, the created Product needs to be associated with the Category and the Catalog.

Publish Catalog


PIM > Catalogs > "Publish" Action

PIM--catalogs--publishcatalog.png Before Products in Catalog can be seen in your Webstores Catalog, the Catalog must first be published. The 'Publish" Action starts the publishing process, which usually takes about 15 seconds. You can 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.
  • While a Catalog is publishing, edits to Catalogs, Categories, and Products will be restricted

Edit Catalog


PIM > Catalogs > "Edit" action

If in case required by the user, a facility to edit the catalog name is provided Pim--catalogs--editpublishcatalog.png

  1. Update Catalog Name
  2. Save progress using "Update" action

Manage Catalog


The "Manage" action reveals the Manage Catalog screen. Here, Admins can:

  • Associate Categories to a Catalog
  • Organize the structure of Categories

Associating a New Category to a Catalog

PIM > Catalogs > "Manage" Action >  "Add New Category" button

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  1. Complete Category Details
  2. Save Progress Using "Save" button
  3. Use "Product Association button to associate products. Also, see Associating a Product to a Category
  4. Use "Category Association" button to select Categories to associate to Catalog
  5. Structure Categories in using Category Folder Hierarchy
    • Drag 'N Drop Category hierarchy can be created using the left panel which contains the already associated Categories to the Product. Dragging folders on top of one another creates sub-categories.
    • Right Click Right click on the folders to edit and delete

Associating an Existing Category to a Catalog

PIM > Catalogs > "Manage" Action > "Category Association" button

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  1. Start with the "Associate Categories" button, which reveals an "Associate Categories" sub-menu.
  2. Select Categories to associate with Catalog and use the "Associate" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Structure Categories in using Category Folder Hierarchy
    • Drag 'N Drop Category hierarchy can be created using the left panel which contains the already associated Categories to the Product. Dragging folders on top of one another creates sub-categories.
    • Right Click Right click on the folders to edit and delete

For instance, after a successful association of product category Almonds3 with the Fine Foods catalog, we can observe the following category as part of the Fine foods catalog(as indicated below). Pim--catalogs--managecatalogs.png

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