Setting Feature Switches (Toggles)

Salesforce B2C Commerce sometimes introduces new features that are disabled by default, because they might disrupt your existing sites if enabled prematurely. For example, if a new feature changes a fundamental system behavior in a non-backward-compatible way, you must make sure that your sites are prepared for the change before you enable the feature. Feature switches lets you enable new features only when you are ready, and not before.

In general, you should first enable a feature on one or more of your SIG instances (sandboxes), test your site modifications, and only enable the feature on your PIG instances when you are confident that your changes will work as expected.

To enable a feature using a feature switch (toggle), perform the following steps:

  1. Select Administration > Global Preferences > Feature Switches.
    The Feature Toggles page opens. This page might contain zero or more features. If the page contains no feature toggles, it shows the following message: There are currently no visible feature toggles.
  2. Click the checkbox of a feature to enable it.
    For any feature toggle that is visible on this page, an administrator can have one of two kinds of permissions: read-only (you can see the feature toggle name and its value, as a checkbox, but can't change it), and read-write (you can see the feature toggle name and its value and can change the value by clicking the toggle's checkbox).
  3. Click Apply.