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SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA) provides a fully functional application that you can use to implement your ecommerce solutions. The Kilimanjaro release of SCA and earlier were designed to give you access to all SCA source code and to let you customize the application to fit your specific business. The source code for the SCA application is organized into modules. You can make changes to existing modules or add new modules to modify or enhance the functionality of a SCA web store. You can change everything from the interface of your site to adding your own custom logic and functionality.
This section outlines the process for using the core SCA developer tools. Follow the procedures outlined in this section if:
You are developing a SCA site using the Kilimanjaro release or earlier.
You are developing a SCA site using the Aconcagua release or later and you are not using extensions to interact with the Extensibility API.
If you are implementing the Aconcagua Release of SCA or later, the best practice is to use themes and extensions to customize your site. However, if your customizations require access to objects not available using the Extensibility API, use the procedures outlined in this section to extend code using custom modules.
Before making changes to SCA, you must read and understand Best Practices for Customizing SuiteCommerce Advanced. When reviewing these best practices, it is important to understand the following concepts:
Configuration Modification – refers to changes you make to the SuiteCommerce Configuration record user interface by modifying the configurationManifest.json file. This involves creating custom JSON configuration modification files. This method requires the Vinson release of SCA or later.
Before customizing modules, read and understand the following topics: