Previewing Recommender Strategies and Rules

As you add, delete, or change the order of your strategies or rules, you can preview them to see how your changes affect the resulting list of recommendations.

When you configure recommenders, you select strategies and you define rules. Strategies and rules both affect the list of product recommendations returned to the storefront by Commerce Cloud Einstein.

Depending on the recommender type that you preview, you sometimes must specify product anchors or category anchors. These anchors fill in values that Commerce Cloud Einstein uses to simulate what a storefront visitor does on your site.

For example, if the storefront visitor views a specific product, the system automatically passes information about that product to Commerce Cloud Einstein. Einstein uses this information to generate a list of recommendations in response.

You must provide this information by specifying a product anchor, which enables Commerce Cloud Einstein to return a list of recommendations appropriate for that product.

To preview a recommender's strategies or rules:

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. Log in to the Einstein Configurator tool using the credentials your administrator provided.
  3. Click the Site Recommendations tab.
  4. Double-click a row in the table to select a recommender.
  5. Click the Preview tab.

    If the recommender type is Products in a category, you must specify a category anchor (a category ID).

    If the recommender type is Product to Product, you must specify a product anchor (a product ID). Other recommender types don't require an anchor when being previewed.

  6. Click Go.
    The page shows any products returned by the recommender.
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