Audience: Retailers

Note: Not all retailer trading partners have access or are using advanced catalog services, which is different from the Catalog templates that your suppliers use to provide item data. If you're interested in using advanced catalog services, reach out to your CommerceHub Customer Success Manager or email us at support@dsco.io.

With advanced catalog services, you may edit catalogs, categories, and attributes to easily categorize items and establish requirements for your suppliers. CommerceHub offers two options for editing your catalog:

Helpful guidelines:

  • While you may create multiple catalogs, only one catalog may be active at a time. 
  • Any draft catalogs that have not yet been saved will simply be displayed with the catalog name without a status in parenthesis (example: TestCatalog).
  • Any catalogs that you create and save will be displayed with "Published" next to the catalog name (example: TestCatalog (Published)). The catalog will not be active until you activate the catalog.
  • Activated catalogs will be displayed with "Active" next to the catalog name (example: Summer Catalog (Active)). Your suppliers will only interact with active catalogs.

Editing a catalog using the Dsco portal

Step 1: Click the Dashboard icon and select Workflows > Catalogs.

Step 2: The Catalogs page displays your catalog(s). Click the Catalogs drop-down to select a catalog.

Step 3: The catalog, its categories, and attributes are displayed. You can:

Note: The Field Ownership field indicates if the attribute is part of the CommerceHub Catalog schema (Default) or has been added by the retailer (retailer's name).

Add a new category

Click the three-dot Options menu for the catalog and select Add New Category To. Add the new category name and click Save.

Edit the subcategories

Click the three-dot Options menu for the category and select Edit, Add New Category To, or Remove accordingly. Follow the instructions for the change and click Save.

Add a new attribute

Click the + icon (Add New Attribute) next to the Attributes heading. 

In the Attribute Editor window, enter the attribute details.

Tip: If an attribute uses a pick list of values, you may determine the order that the values appear by dragging the three-line icons to the desired locations.

  • 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.
  • To delete a rule, click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Attribute Rules pop-up, click the X next to the attribute to delete it. 

When complete, click Add Attribute in the Attribute Editor window.

Edit existing attributes

Click an attribute from the list.

In the Attribute Editor window, update the information as needed and click Save Attribute to save your changes.

Step 4: When finished, save the catalog by clicking 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.

Note: It can take up to 15 minutes to process the items and ensure all items have an accurate compliance status. As a reminder, only one catalog may be active at a time. 

Step 6: To download a catalog, select the catalog name from the Catalogs drop-down and click the Download button. This will allow you to view your complete catalog taxonomy, including all of the catalog attributes.

Editing a catalog using a flat file

To edit a catalog using a flat file, you may want to download the current catalog first, edit it, and then upload the file to the Dsco platform.

Download the catalog template

Step 1: Click the Dashboard icon and select Workflows > Catalogs.

Step 2: The Catalogs page displays your catalog(s). Click the Catalogs drop-down to select a catalog.

Step 3: The catalog, its categories, and attributes are displayed. Choose one of the following options:

  • Download the catalog by clicking Download in the top-right of the page.
  • Download a specific category and its attributes by clicking the three-dot Options menu for the category and selecting Download Template Spreadsheet.

Step 4: Open the newly-downloaded file and make your changes. When finished, save the file.

Upload the catalog file

Step 5: Return to the Catalogs page in the Dsco platform by clicking the Dashboard icon and selecting Workflows > Catalogs.

Step 6: On the Catalogs page, click the upload icon (Upload Catalog Attribution) at the top of the page.

Step 7:  Follow the instructions to upload the file from Step 4 and click Upload.

Step 8: A message about the status of the upload is displayed at the top of the page. Your catalog data should appear in the Catalogs page within a couple of minutes.

Step 9: Save the catalog by clicking 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 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.

Note: It can take up to 15 minutes to process the items and ensure all items have an accurate compliance status. As a reminder, only one catalog may be active at a time.

Step 11: To download a catalog, select the catalog name from the Catalogs drop-down and click Download. This will allow you to view your complete catalog taxonomy, including all of the catalog attributes.

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