The Hierarchy Manager

 

The Hierarchy Manager is a tool that lets you visualize and edit your merchandise hierarchies.

To open the Hierarchy Manager, go to Setup > Merchandise Hierarchy > Hierarchy Manager (Administrator).

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Hierarchy Tree Panel - Displays the selected hierarchy version tree. You can select nodes in this panel to view the items assigned to the node in the Information Panel.

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Information Panel - Displays information regarding the items assigned to a node selected in the Hierarchy Tree Panel. You can assign and remove items here, and search for specific items assigned to a node in the search field. Click on an item in the list to open the item record.

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Version information - Displays the name of the selected hierarchy version and the dates that the version is active. By default, when the Hierarchy Manager is opened, it will load the currently active hierarchy version if an active version is available. For more information, see Creating a Hierarchy Version.

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Click the Create Level button to create a new level assigned to the selected hierarchy version. For more information, see Creating a Hierarchy Level.

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Click the Create Node button to create a new node assigned to the selected hierarchy version. For more information, see Creating a Hierarchy Node.

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Use the Zoom buttons to zoom in or out on the selected hierarchy tree.

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Click the Actual Size button to restore the selected hierarchy tree to the original size in the Hierarchy Tree Panel.

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Click the Scale to Fit button to view the entire hierarchy tree in the Hierarchy Tree Panel.

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Click the Refresh button to refresh the selected hierarchy tree in the Hierarchy Tree Panel.

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Click the Collapse / Expand button to hide or reveal the Information Panel.

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Click the Assign button to add items to a selected node. For more information, see Assigning Items to a Node in the Hierarchy Manager.

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Click the Remove button to remove assigned items from a selected node. For more information, see Assigning Items to a Node in the Hierarchy Manager.

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Click the Apply Attributes button to apply attributes to items under a selected hierarchy path. For more information, see Applying Attributes to Items in a Merchandise Hierarchy

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A selected node/hierarchy path – select a node to display the items assigned to it in the Information Panel or the attributes applied to items under the selected hierarchy path.

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Click the Item List button to show the list of items assigned to the selected node in the Information Panel.

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Click the Attribute List button to show the list of attributes applied to items under the selected hierarchy path in the Information Panel.

The Hierarchy Manager displays a selected merchandise hierarchy version in the Hierarchy Tree Panel. This lets you clearly see the structure of your hierarchy and view parent-child node relationships in the hierarchy.

You can also select nodes in the hierarchy to display information regarding the items assigned to the selected node in the Information Panel. Only nodes that have no child nodes can have items assigned to them. In the previous image, the Sandals node is selected and all the items assigned to the Sandals node are listed in the Information panel. Click on an item in the list to open the item record. Furthermore, you can assign items to a node and remove them directly from the Hierarchy Manager. For more information, see Assigning Items to a Hierarchy Node.