Editing Objects in Batch Mode

In Intershop Commerce Management, certain object management tasks can be performed on multiple objects at once via batch processes. Objects that can be subject to batch processes include products as well as pages, includes, page variants and components.

The general approach for performing batch processes is similar for all object types. Be aware, however, that the set of tasks that can be performed in batch mode differs depending on the object type.

Table 1. Possible batch processes
Object Type Batch Processes
  • Update standard product attributes (product status, availability, manufacturer, ...)

  • Update/create custom product attribute

  • Update product approval status

  • Delete custom product attribute

  • Assign products to catalog category

  • Assign products to classification catalog category

  • Assign product/category links

  • Unassign product/category links

  • Copy products

  • Delete products

  • Assign label

  • Unassign label

  • Replicate products to another Intershop Commerce Management cluster

  • Export to CSV

    Note that this export process is not configurable. It exports the contents of the product list view "as is".

  • Assign page variants to selected pages

  • Set a parent to the selected pages

  • Assign a label to the selected pages

  • Delete the selected pages

  • Assign a component to the selected includes

  • Assign a label to the selected includes

  • Delete the selected includes

Page variants
  • Set publishing period of the selected page variants

  • Assign the selected page variants to pages

  • Assign a component to the selected page variants

  • Assign label to the selected page variants

  • Delete the selected page variants

  • Set publishing period of the selected components

  • Assign the selected components to page variants

  • Assign the selected components to includes

  • Assign the selected components to components

  • Assign component to the selected components

  • Assign label to the selected components

  • Delete the selected components

Tip: Editing objects in batch mode does not require to lock the objects. Objects that are locked by other users while the batch process is running are not modified. Therefore, make sure that all objects affected by the batch process are unlocked.

To edit objects in batch mode:

  1. Locate the objects you want to edit.
  2. Select the checkboxes of the objects to be edited and click the Edit Selected button.
    Alternatively, perform a search and click the Edit All button to edit the search result.
  3. Select the task and click Next.
    This starts different sequences depending on the task to be performed.
  4. Configure the task details as required and click Next.
    Depending on the task to be performed, multiple steps may be necessary.
  5. Confirm the operation and click Finish.
    This completes the batch process for the selected objects.
Note: Depending on the type and the configuration of the Intershop Commerce Management system and the amount of data to be changed, a bulk operation (e.g., batch processes, import and export processes, audit reports) may cause negative effects on the system performance or the data consistency. Contact your Intershop Commerce Management system administrator before triggering a bulk operation.