Retailers use the Advanced Catalog feature to easily categorize items and establish requirements for their suppliers. Suppliers are able to view how their retail partners categorize items and download a template to upload items to the Dsco portal. 

Note: While retailers may create multiple catalogs, only one catalog may be active at a time.

Retailers may create new catalogs, categories, and attributes using the Dsco portal or upload catalogs to the Dsco portal.

Creating a new catalog

Follow the steps below to manually add a catalog, categories, and attributes. 

Step 1: Click the Navigation icon, select WORKFLOWS, and then CATALOGS. 

Tip: You can also access the Catalogs page directly by going to https://app.dsco.io/catalogs

Step 2: To view a list of existing catalogs, click the Catalogs drop-down. 

  • Active indicates the catalog is currently active.
  • Published indicates the catalog is in progress and has not been activated.

Step 3:  To create a new catalog, click the + near the top of the page.

Step 4: In the Create Catalog Attribution pop-up, enter a name for the new catalog and click Create Catalog.

Step 5: To add a category to the catalog, click the "three dot" menu and select Add New Category.

Step 6: Enter a name for the new category and click Save.

Step 7: To add an attribute to the category, click the + next to Attributes. Enter the information requested.  

  • To set up a rule for this attribute, click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Attribute Rules pop-up, click Add Rule + and select one of the options from the drop-down menu. The pop-up will change depending on which option you selected. Enter the information requested and click Save.

When complete, click Add Attribute.

Step 8: The page is updated with the new attribute. Continue to build your catalog as needed:

  • Add a new category to the catalog by clicking "three dot" menu by the catalog name and selecting Add New Category.
  • Add a sub-category to the category by clicking the "three dot" menu by the category name and selecting Add New Category.
  • Add a new attribute to the category by clicking the + next to Attributes

Step 9: To save the catalog, click the rocket icon (Publish Catalog) at the top of the page. (Published) will be appended to the catalog name in the drop-down (in the above example, it'll appear as Spring (Published)). The catalog will not be active until you activate the catalog.

Step 10: To activate the catalog, click the rocket icon (Activate Catalog) again at the top of the page. (Active) will be appended to the catalog name in the drop-down (in the above example, it'll appear as Spring (Active)).

Uploading a catalog

Follow the steps below to upload a catalog and its categories and attributes to the Dsco portal.

Step 1: Click the Navigation icon, select WORKFLOWS, and then CATALOGS. 

Tip: You can also access the Catalogs page directly by going to https://app.dsco.io/catalogs

Step 2: To upload a catalog, click the upload icon near the top of the page.

Step 3: In the Upload Catalog pop-up, click the box and navigate to the location of the file or drag the file into the box. Then click Upload.

  • To learn more about the catalog attribute file format, click Documentation.
  • To see an example .csv file, click the Example .csv File link.
  • To see an example .tsv file, click the Example .tsv File link. 

When uploaded, the categories and attributes are displayed.

Step 4: To save the catalog, click the rocket icon (Publish Catalog) at the top of the page. (Published) will be appended to the catalog name in the drop-down. The catalog will not be active until you activate the catalog.

Step 5: To activate the catalog, click the rocket icon (Activate Catalog) again at the top of the page. (Active) will be appended to the catalog name in the drop-down.

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