View Commerce Category Assignments for Items

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Commerce Web Stores

When you use Commerce Categories to organize items on your site, you can assign an item to multiple categories. This is an important feature, but it can make it challenging to remember every category you assigned an item to. Luckily, you don’t have to remember all your category item assignments. There are two different methods you can use to see which categories an item is assigned to.

View Commerce Category Assignments on the Item Record

You can see a list of all the categories an item is assigned to on the Item Record in your NetSuite account. Use this method when you are interested in seeing the category assignment for a single item.

To view Commerce Category assignments:

  1. View the item record in NetSuite.

    Tip

    You can use the Global Search field to quickly view or edit an item record. Enter i:[item name] in the global search field and click the item in the displayed results.


  2. Click the Web Store subtab.

  3. Click the Commerce Categories subtab.

    The following information is listed for each Commerce Category the item is assigned to:

    • Site

    • Commerce Catalog

    • Commerce Category

    • Primary Category Assignment Yes/No

    • Inactive Category Yes/No

    • Category Start Date and Time

    • Category End Date and Time

View Commerce Category Assignments with a Custom or Saved Search

When you need to see a more detailed or extensive report of an item’s category assignments you can a create a custom view for the item list or create a custom or saved search of the item records commerce category related search criteria and available results to display include the following:

  • Commerce Catalog

  • Commerce Category

  • Commerce Category End Date

  • Commerce Category Is Inactive Yes/No

  • Commerce Category is Primary Yes/No

  • Commerce Category Name

  • Commerce Category Start Date

You can use the following procedure to customize the view on the item record list to include the category. After you create a custom list view, you can quickly access it by selecting it from the View dropdown list.

To create a custom item view for Commerce Category assignments:

  1. Go to Lists > Website > Items. This displays the item list.

  2. Click Customize View.

  3. In the Search Title field enter a name for this view.

  4. Click Remove All. This clears all fields from the view.

  5. Select Commerce Category Name from the Field dropdown list.

  6. Click Add. This adds the first row to the table.

  7. Select Name from the Field dropdown list.

  8. Click Add.

  9. Select Display Name from the Fields dropdown list.

  10. Click the Add button.

  11. Select the Available Filters subtab.

  12. Click the Remove All button.

  13. Select Commerce Categories from the Fields dropdown list.

  14. Click Add.

  15. Click Save.

You can include additional criteria and results fields to this custom view to enhance it for your specific needs.

To create a saved search for item Commerce Category assignments:

  1. Go to Lists > Website > Items.

  2. Click Search.

  3. Click Create Saved Search.

  4. Click Remove All. This clears all fields from the view.

  5. Select Commerce Category Name from the Field dropdown list.

  6. Click Add. This adds the first row to the table.

  7. Select Name from the Field dropdown list.

  8. Click Add.

  9. Select Display Name from the Fields dropdown list.

  10. Click the Add button.

  11. Select the Available Filters subtab.

  12. Click the Remove All button.

  13. Select Commerce Categories from the Fields dropdown list.

  14. Click Add.

  15. Click Save.

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