Managing Sorting Attributes of Standard Catalogs

For sorting products and sub-categories, a default preference can be defined, see Managing Sorting Preferences. This default can be overwritten at catalog level or category level by declaring a sorting attribute for the entire catalog or a specific catalog category.
Note: For an overview of the general sorting behavior, see Product and Sub-Category Sorting.

To manage sorting attributes at catalog level or category level:

  1. Navigate to the catalog level or category level at which you want to work.
    Select the intended management context from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Catalogs. Then click the catalog and category names until you reach the intended category level.
  2. Click the icon in the row of the catalog or category you intend to edit.
    Catalogs or categories shared from a parent management context cannot be edited but only viewed (). This displays the General tab of the catalog/category detail page with the Sorting section at the bottom.
  3. Select the Custom radio button to overwrite the general sorting preference.
  4. Select a standard sorting attribute or provide the name of a different attribute as custom sorting attribute.
    Select the option None in case you want to invalidate the general sorting preference for a catalog category, without defining an explicit sorting. The standard sorting attributes include Product Name, Product ID, List Price and Manufacturer Name.
  5. Select the sorting order.
    Available options are: descending or ascending.
  6. Click Apply to start the assignment process.
Note: Sorting attributes declared for a catalog apply to all levels of this catalog, including the sub-categories. Sorting attributes declared at category level, however, apply only to products at this particular level. They are not inherited by sub-categories.