Commerce > Catalogs > Creating and editing a catalog

Creating and editing a catalog

To manually create a catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs)., define the catalog properties and then add catalog entries such as products and their variants. You can create a catalog only under the catalog rootThe parent of all folders in a file system. (Despite being called the root, it is generally found at the top of the structure.) level. (You also can import catalog content from an external source. )

  1. Select the Catalog Root context menu > New > Catalog, or click Add at the top.
  2. Enter the catalog details. The system automatically saves the catalog, but it is not available on the website until published. See Publishing and managing versions for information about publishing changes.
    • Name. Enter the name to appear in the catalog listing.
    • Name in URL. Automatically created link, based on name and place in the navigation, depends on the implementation if this is visible in links on the site.
    • Default currency. Enter the default currency to be used for catalog entries. See available currency options.
    • Default language. Enter the default (master) language for catalog entries.
    • Base weight. Enter the standard weight unit that is applied to catalog entries when calculating weight values for shipping totals in the checkoutThe process of buying one or more products in a webshop including shipping and billing addresses, shipping methods, and payments..
    • Available languages. Select the additional languages in which the catalog content are available. See Managing multi-lingual content for information about working with languages in Episerver Commerce for catalog content.

      Catalog properties are global, meaning that they have the same value for all languages and you can edit them only from the default (master) language. The default language is usually the first language listed next to Languages in the header. Switch to the default language if you need to edit these. The catalog language settings are inherited by all catalog entries.

      Changing the default language for a catalog is rarely needed, but be aware that if you do this some catalog properties might end up having empty values.

Deleting a catalog

Be aware that deleting a catalog may cause things to stop working on your site. Before deleting a catalog, you may want to export it to be saved for future use. The delete operation may take some time depending on the size of the catalog.

Select the desired catalog in the catalog tree, click Delete in the context menu, and Delete Catalog to confirm the deletion.

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