Product Completeness Rules

The product completeness rule constitutes the actual criterion to be applied when checking products for completeness. Currently, Intershop Commerce Management supports the following types of product completeness rules:

  • Product standard attribute: used to check a configurable set of standard attributes for having a value

  • Standard prices: used to check whether the products have list prices/cost prices for selected currencies

  • Product custom attribute: used to check a configurable set of custom attributes for having a value

  • Category assignment: used to check whether products are assigned to a category of a standard catalog or a classification catalog

  • Customer-specific price list: used to check whether products have a valid price in a specific price list

  • Image assignment: used to check whether products have images assigned as necessary, including a check for all mandatory images for image sets and a check for at least one defined image for a product

Managing product completeness rules involves creating, editing, activating/deactivating and deleting rules.

Creating Product Completeness Rules

To create a product completeness rule:

  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Product Completeness.
    This displays the overview page.
  2. In the Product Completeness section, click Configure Rules.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule list.
  3. Click New.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule dialog.
  4. Specify the details as necessary.
    Mandatory data include the rule name and the rule type. The other details depend on the selected type.
  5. Select a rule action if required.
    This action is executed if a product's check (based on the current rule) has failed.
  6. Click OK.
    This creates the rule, and you are returned to the Product Completeness Rule list.

Editing Product Completeness Rules

To edit a product completeness rule:

  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Product Completeness.
    This displays the overview page.
  2. In the Product Completeness section, click Configure Rules.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule list.
  3. Click the name of the rule you intend to edit.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule dialog.
  4. Edit the details as necessary, and click OK.
    This updates the rule settings, and you are returned to the Product Completeness Rule list.

Activating Product Completeness Rules

To activate/deactivate a product completeness rule:

  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Product Completeness.
    This displays the overview page.
  2. In the Product Completeness section, click Configure Rules.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule list.
  3. Select the rule you intend to activate/deactivate.
    Use the checkbox in the row of the corresponding rule.
  4. Click Activate or Deactivate as intended.
    This activates or, respectively, deactivates the selected rule.

Deleting Product Completeness Rules

To delete a product completeness rule:

  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Product Completeness.
    This displays the overview page.
  2. In the Product Completeness section, click Configure Rules.
    This displays the Product Completeness Rule list.
  3. Select the rule you intend to delete.
    Use the checkbox in the row of the corresponding rule.
  4. Click Delete, and confirm the operation.
    This deletes the selected rule.