Adding attributes and subfolders to a folder

As a Category Manager or Product Manager, you can add attributes and subfolders within folders. Folders can help you improve the organization of your attributes.

Before you begin

HCL 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 Catalogs tool.
  2. From the explorer filter, select Attribute Dictionary.
  3. Expand Attribute Folders and click the folder that you want to add an attribute or subfolder in.
    The contents of the folder displays in the main work area.
    Tip: You can view a list of attributes or a list of folders within the folder or directory. Click the Show Attributes List Show Attributes List or Show Attributes Folders List Show Attribute Folders List.
  4. Use the utilities view to find the folder that you want to include as a subfolder or the attribute that you want to include in the folder. Drag the attribute or folder from the utilities view into the attribute folder.
    • Attribute - the attribute is added to the folder.
    • Folder - a dialog displays. Choose an option:
      This folder contains the same attributes as the original. The subfolders in the original and the attributes 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 attribute or subfolder displays in the parent folder.