WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

Enabling WebSphere Commerce stores to share promotions

If your site uses an extended sites store model, you can enable WebSphere Commerce to share promotions between your extended site stores. To share promotions between extended site stores, you must create a relationship between the stores that are to share the promotion. The promotion engine must also be configured to use sequence and agenda builders to use this relationship and be able to evaluate the promotion.

Procedure

  1. Create a store relationship between the two stores.
  2. Create a self-referencing store relationship. Without this relationship definition, promotions that belong to a customer-facing store are not evaluated. Furthermore, when a customer-facing store has multiple store relationships defined, this self-referencing relationship definition specifies the relative priority of the various promotion sources. The priority is determined by the relative values in the SEQUENCE column. For example, the following shows a relationship that is defined in the STOREREL table:
    STRELTYP_ID RELATEDSTORE_ID STORE_ID SEQUENCE STATE OPTCOUNTER
    -23 10103 10151 1 1 0
    -23 10151 10151 0 1 0
  3. Configure the promotion engine to use the sequence builder and the agenda builder implementations that can use the promotions store relationship.
    1. Update the WCSPromotionEngineConfig.xmlfile, which is in the following directory:
      • For IBM i OS operating systemAIXLinuxWindows WC_eardir /xml/PromotionEngineConfiguration/
      • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_eardir\xml\PromotionEngineConfiguration\
    2. Locate the following XML element:
      <PromotionExecutionSequenceBuilder
      impl="com.ibm.commerce.marketing.promotion.runtime.DefaultSequenceBuilder"
      />
      
    3. Change it to match the following code:
      <PromotionExecutionSequenceBuilder
      impl="com.ibm.commerce.marketing.promotion.runtime.StorePathSupportedSequenceBuilder"/>
      
    4. Locate the following XML element:
      <PromotionExecutionAgendaBuilder
      impl="com.ibm.commerce.marketing.promotion.runtime.DefaultAgendaBuilder">
      
    5. Change it to match the following code:
      <PromotionExecutionAgendaBuilder
      impl="com.ibm.commerce.marketing.promotion.runtime.StorePathSupportedAgendaBuilder">
      
    6. Save the file.
  4. Publish the updated configuration file to the production server.
  5. Stop and restart WebSphere Commerce.