Creating Catalogs

Note: In a replication environment, do not create catalogs in a live system. This will mess up the replication settings because different DomainIDs would be created in the editing system and the live system, resulting in a broken storefront after replication. Instead, create them in the editing system.

To create a standard catalog:

  1. Select the intended management context from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Catalogs.
    This displays the catalog list view.
  2. In the Standard Catalogs section, click New.
    The Standard Product Catalog dialog is displayed.
  3. Select the language for which you want to create this catalog from the drop down list.
    You should always select the lead locale of the system first. This locale is used as a fallback if the system does not support the locale selected by the user that browses the catalog. If you do not know what your system's lead locale is, ask your system administrator.
  4. Enter a name, a Catalog ID, and a description into the appropriate fields.
    The Description field is optional.
  5. Click Apply.
    The new catalog is created. You can edit the catalog by clicking Edit in the Catalog list view.