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Configuration Scope

The scope determines which website, store, or view is affected by a configuration setting. If your installation has multiple websites, stores, or views, you can set the scope of a configuration setting to apply to a specific part of the installation. For AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. users with restricted access, the list of available areas includes only those to which the user has access.

The Store View chooser in the upper-left corner of the Admin determines the scope of the current configuration settings. By default, the scope is set to “Default Config.” Configuration scope applies to products categories, attributes, customer management setting, and so on. Unless the store is running in Single Store Mode, the scope of each item appears in brackets after the field to indicate the range of the setting. If your installation includes multiple websites, stores or views, you should always first set the Store View control to identify where the configuration settings apply.

Store View Control

Any item with the scope of [STORE] can be set differently for each view. For example, because the scope of a product name and description is [STORE], the fields can have a different value for each language. However, some configuration settings—such as postal code—are [GLOBAL] because the same setting is used throughout the system. The [WEBSITE] scope also applies to the entire site, including all views.

To set the configuration scope:

Before making a configuration setting that applies only to a specific website, store, or view, do the following:

1. On the Admin sidebarThe right or left column of a two-column page layout., tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
2. Navigate to the configuration setting to be changed. Then, do the following:
a. In the upper-left corner, set Store View to the specific view where the configuration is to apply. When prompted to confirm scope switching, tap  OK .

A checkbox appears after each field, and sometimes additional fields become available.

b. Clear the Use Website checkbox after any field that you want to edit. Then, update the value for the view.
c. Repeat this process for every field that needs to be updated on the page.
3. When complete, tap  Save Config .

Setting the Locale for a View

Scope Settings

  • Scope



    The setting is limited to the store view, which is often used to display a store in multiple languages.


    The setting is limited to the website.


    The setting applies to the entire installation.