Creating attribute dictionary folders

As a Category Manager or Product Manager, you can create attribute folders to improve the organization and management of attributes in your attribute dictionary.

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. In the explorer view, expand Attribute Folders.
  4. Click the folder that you want to create a folder within, or select the top-level directory to create a top-level folder.
    A list of all attribute folders 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.
  5. From the toolbar, click the arrow on the right side of the Add newArrow Create New icon. Then, select Attribute Folder.
  6. In the Name field, type a name.
  7. Optional: Add, remove, or replace the parent folder:
    Add Use the utilities view or the explorer view to drag a folder into the Parent Folder table. A subfolder cannot have multiple parent folders, but a folder can have multiple subfolders.
    Remove Select the folder in the Parent Folder table and click Delete Delete. If you remove the entry in this table, you change the folder from a subfolder to a top-level folder.
    Replace Use the utilities view or the explorer view to drag a folder into the Parent Folder table. The folder that you drag into the Parent Folder table replaces the previous folder as the parent folder.
  8. Click Save. Then, click Close. Ensure that your new folder displays.