Managing Sharing Group Product Assignments

Managing sharing group product assigments involves adding products to sharing groups either using product selection rules or via browsing or searching for the intended products, as well as removing products from sharing groups.

Tip: You can assign products to a sharing group either via selection rules or via browsing/searching. Changing the assignment principle removes all previous product assigments.

Assigning Products via Selection Rules

You can assign the products of a specific brand and/or the products of a selected category. To add products to a sharing group using selection rules:

  1. Select the intended channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Outbound Product Sharing.
    This opens the product sharing manager.
  2. In the Sharing Groups section, click the name of the sharing group to be edited.
    This opens the Sharing Group detail view.
  3. Open the Products tab.
  4. Select Share products based on product selection rules and click Apply.
    This displays the Product Selection Rules dialog.
  5. To assign products of a specific brand/manufacturer, select the intended brands and move them to the "Assigned Manufacturers" box.
    Tip: Manufacturers assigned to a manufacturer alias (see Managing Manufacturer Aliases) do not appear individually in the list but only with their common alias name.
  6. To assign products of a specific category, select the intended categories.
    Clicking Select opens a wizard to navigate through the available categories and to select an individual category. Choose whether to include the sub-categories or not.
  7. Click Apply.
    This starts the product assignment process.

Removing Products Assigned via Selection Rules

To remove products assigned via selection rules from a sharing group:

  1. Select the intended channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Outbound Product Sharing.
    This opens the product sharing manager.
  2. In the Sharing Groups section, click the name of the sharing group to be edited.
    This opens the Sharing Group detail view.
  3. Open the Products tab.
    This tab shows the currently active selection rule(s) and the list of included products.
  4. Remove the intended brand or category to exclude the corresponding products from the sharing group.
    1. To exclude products of a specific brand/manufacturer, move the intended brand/manufacturer back to the "Available Manufacturers" box.
    2. To exclude products of a specific category, select the intended category in the "Categories" box and click Remove.
  5. Click Apply.
    The products of the selected brand or category are unassigned from the sharing group.

Removing Products Assigned via Search/Browse

To remove products assigned via search/browse from a sharing group:

  1. Select the intended channel from the context selection box, then select Catalogs | Outbound Product Sharing.
    This opens the product sharing manager.
  2. In the Sharing Groups section, click the name of the sharing group to be edited.
    This opens the Sharing Group detail view.
  3. Open the Products tab.
    This tab shows the list of currently assigned products.
  4. Select the products to be removed from the sharing group.
    To remove individual products, select the corresponding checkboxes. To remove all products, click Select All in the table header.
  5. Click Unassign, then OK to confirm the removal.
    The selected product assignments are removed.