Edit Category Information

When the categories (with sub-categories) have been added or imported, you can edit category information, delete a category, or adjust the hierarchy of a category, as needed.

The following table describes the fields and buttons on the Edit Category Information window.

Fields and buttons Description
Change Parent button Moves the category to a subcategory of the newly selected parent. The Change Parent Category For - xxxxx where xxxxx is the name of the category form appears. The following are the fields and buttons:
  • Parent Category field: Type in a name of the parent category of the category to change.
  • Search button: Searches for the parent category entered in the Parent Category field. If a parent category is found, it's shown in the list area.
  • Return to Category button: Exits and returns to the Edit Category Information window.
  • A link to the top-level category shows the Edit Category Information window for that top-level category.
Clear Parent button Clearing the parent category moves the category to the root of the category hierarchy. All subcategories are automatically moved when the parent category is moved. The changed hierarchy appears. From here you can Add or Import a new category.
Provider Attributes button Defines the provider settings at the category level for the category. The Object Configuration page opens. See Provider Object Configuration for descriptions of the fields and buttons.
Delete button Deletes the category or subcategory on the Edit Category Information window.
Hierarchy bread crumb Displays the hierarchy from top-level category to the specified category or subcategory.
Image section Lets you add an image to assign to the category. Click Browse to open the file browser window. Navigate to the desired file and select it, then click Upload. To delete the image, click the trash can icon ().

Subcategories section

Lets you add a subcategory for the category.

Subcategory field

Enter a name for the new subcategory, and then click Add or Import.

Add button

Adds the newly specified subcategory to add to the category.

Import button

Lets you import sub categories for the category. When you click Import, the Import Sub Categories form opens. Select the order in which the data fields appears in the import records using the lists at the top of the form. The following data fields are available for category records: category_cd, category_description, category_name. Paste the import data into the text field, and click Import. Or, click Cancel to discard the import details.

General Info section

Consists of the General Info fields for the category or subcategory.

Edit button???

Opens the General Info form so you can edit the fields for the category or subcategory. Fields include:
  • Code: Add a code to a category that assists in the assigning of an item to a category. The code is an alias for the category name. It must be a discrete code, not replicated anywhere else in the category hierarchy even if category names are repeated. In importing Items to create new item records, the category code might be used instead of category names to ensure that Items are assigned to the proper category. If the category names are not discrete, then a category code must be used.
  • Label: Rename a category.
  • Short Label: A short category name.
  • Description: A description to a category.
  • Description HTML: A description as HTML to a category.
  • Tag: A tag to a category which the developer might use in working with the category
  • SEO Title:
  • SEO Keywords:
  • SEO Description:
  • Order: Each category might be given a number that is its order in the category hierarchy. Categories in the same level of the category hierarchy appear in order.

Click Update to save the changes or click Cancel to discard the changes.

Attributes section

Lets you assign attributes to a category. When an attribute is assigned to a category or when categorizing an item, you are prompted to enter values for the attributes that have been assigned to the category.

Attribute field

A list of attributes that you can assign to the category. When selected, click Add. Then repeat to add multiple categories.

Note: You can click the attribute's link to update some of the the Edit String Attribute Information (some is viewable only). See Attribute Manager. You can also add or edit Localization codes for the attribute. If you add a locale, such as French, English or German, it's shown in the list. If you click the locale, the Edit Attribute Localized detail form opens where you can edit or add field information. See Localizing Custom Attributes for details on the fields.

Provider Category Linking section

Lets you define a category linking for an external marketplace.

Provider Category field

A list of external marketplaces, such as eBay. Select the external marketplace from the list and click Link. The selection appears. If you don't want to save this link, click Cancel.
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