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 its properties then add catalog entries, such as products and 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. (Alternatively, you 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 for this catalog's entries. See available currency options.
    • Default language. Enter the default (master) language for this catalog's entries.
    • Base weight. Enter the standard weight unit applied to catalog entries when calculating weight values for shipping totals in the checkoutCommerce: Completing a purchase on a website, involving the collection of shipping and billing address, shipping method, payment, and so on..
    • Available languages. Select the additional languages in which the catalog content is available. See Managing multi-lingual content for information about working with languages in Episerver Commerce for catalog content.

      Catalog properties are global, meaning they have the same value for all languages. You can edit properties 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. All catalog entries inherit a catalog's language settings.

      Changing a catalog's default language is rarely needed. But, if you do, some catalog properties might have empty values.

Deleting a catalog

Deleting a catalog may cause things to stop working on your site. Before doing so, you may want to export it and save it for future use.
The delete operation may take some time, depending on catalog size.

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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