Assign Items to a Commerce Category

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SuiteCommerce | SuiteCommerce Advanced



You assign items to a category on the Items subtab of the Commerce Categories page. Assigning items to a category makes those items accessible through that category on the website. An item can be assigned to multiple categories. Additionally you can assign items at various levels within the category hierarchy, For example, you may have a level in your hierarchy that includes both subcategories and items.


When you assign items to a category and save the record, it may take up to 5 minutes or more for the items to be displayed in the SMT category preview and also in the category item list on the site. This delay is expected behavior and occurs because the search index is rebuilt when you add or change an item category assignment.

To assign an item to a category

  1. Go to Lists > Website > Commerce Categories.

  2. Click the category to display the category record.

  3. Click the Edit button.

  4. Click the Items subtab.

  5. Select the item from the item dropdown list. The list only includes those items configured to display in the web store.

  6. If this is the item’s primary category, select the Primary Category box. The primary category is used on the item detail page of SCA sites to provide a link for visitors to quickly access the primary category for an item.

  7. Click the Add button to add the item to the list.

  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each item you want to assign to the category.

  9. Click Save.

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