Feature Pack 6 or later

Adding marketing objects and subfolders to a folder

As a Marketing Manager, you can add marketing content, customer segments, activities, e-Marketing Spots or subfolders to a folder. Using folders helps to improve organizing your marketing objects.You cannot include objects within a folder other than the specific object type for the folder. For example, you cannot include content in a folder that is for the activities marketing object type.
WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

Before you begin

WebSphere Commerce EnterpriseIf you are using extended sites, ensure that you understand how folders work in extended sites. For more information, see Folders in extended sites.


  1. Open the Marketing tool.
  2. In the explorer view, expand the folder hierarchy for the marketing object.
  3. Click the folder that you want to add a subfolder or marketing object within.
    The contents of the folder displays in the main work area.
    Tip: You can view a list of objects or a list of folders within the folder or directory. Click the Show objects list Show Marketing Objects List or Show folders List Show Marketing Object Folders List.
  4. Use the utilities view to find the folder that you want to include as a subfolder or the marketing object that you want to include in the folder. Drag the object or folder from the utilities view into the marketing object folder.
    • Marketing object
      • Feature Pack 7 or laterA dialog displays. Choose an option:
        Adds a shared reference of the marketing object to the parent folder. Any change to the marketing object causes all shared references of the object to be changed as well.
        Clones a new object in the selected parent folder. This new object contains the same properties of the original copy. Any changes to the copy do not affect the original object. When you select to copy an object, the object properties view opens for editing. Change the properties if necessary, and save your changes.
      • Feature Pack 6 or laterThe marketing object is added to the folder. Changes to this promotion change the promotion in all folders that include the promotion.
    • Folder - a dialog displays. Choose an option:
      This folder contains the same marketing objects as the original. The subfolders in the original and the marketing objects within the subfolders are not copied. Any changes to this copy do not affect the original folder. The object properties view opens for editing. Change the properties if necessary, and save your changes.
      The folder and all of its contents are moved to the new parent.
      Note: You cannot move a subfolder to make the subfolder a top-level folder. To make a subfolder a top-level folder, you must remove the entry in the parent folder table within the properties view for the subfolder.
      A folder can contain multiple subfolders, but a subfolder can have only one parent folder. You cannot have multiple subfolders with the same name in a folder.
  5. Click Save. Verify that your added marketing object or subfolder displays in the parent folder.