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Categories

Before you add products to your catalog, you need to establish the basic categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. structure of your catalog. Every product must be assigned to at least one category. Categories are usually created in advance, before products are added to the catalog. However, you can also add categories “on the fly” while creating a product.

The category structure of your catalog is like an upside-down tree, with the root at the top. Each section of the tree can be expanded and collapsed. Any disabled or hidden categories are grayed out. The first level of categories below the root typically appear as options in the main menu. Below that, you can have as many additional subcategories as you need.


Category Tree
  • Controls

    Field

    Description

    Add Root Category

    Creates a new root category.

    Add Subcategory

    Adds a subcategory below the current category or subcategory.

    Collapse All / Expand All

    Either collapses or expands the category tree.

    Delete Category

    Removes the current category or subcategory from the tree.

    Reset

    Removes unsaved changes, and restores the previous settings.

    Save Category

    Saves any changes made to the category.