Changing categories

You can change the information for a category, including code, name, description, images, and parent category.


  1. Open the Catalogs tool.
  2. To change a category in the master catalog, from the explorer filter, click Master Catalog Categories. To change a sales category, from the explorer filter, click Sales Catalog Categories.
    HCL Commerce EnterpriseNote: If you are using the extended sites model, you can update categories if the master catalog category or sales catalog category belongs to the extended site store. You can change the asset store category only if you have access to the asset store.
  3. Find the category that you want to change.
  4. On the explorer tree, right-click the category; then click Open.
    The Manage Category tab displays in the work area.
  5. Optional: Expand the Object Properties section.
    This section is read-only and provides information if your company uses the following features:
    • HCL Commerce EnterpriseExtended sites business model
    • Workspaces
    Associated store The store that the asset belongs to:
    • If workspaces are enabled
    • HCL Commerce EnterpriseIf your store is an extended sites store
    Change Made In The name of workspace, task group, or task, where the object is changed.
    Workspace The name of the workspace that the task is associated with. This field is read-only.
    Task Group The name of the task group that the task is associated with. This field is read-only.
    Description A description of the task. This field is read-only.
  6. Expand the General Category Information section. Complete the following information:
    Code The language independent category identifier.
    Name The name of the category.
    Short description Type a brief description of the category.
    Long description

    Type a detailed description, if applicable.

    Keyword Type one or more keywords, which are separated by a comma and a space that describe the contents of the Web page. Some Internet search engines use these keywords to determine whether your page satisfies a search query. This field can be edited in multiple languages.
    Parent category (master catalog) The category to which an object such as a category, product, or SKU belongs, or the catalog to which a top category belongs.
  7. Expand the Display section. Complete the following information:
    Display to customers Select this check box to indicate that customers can view this category in the storefront.
    Thumbnail All image files must be placed in the store's defined image directory. Determining the correct image directory and whether you need an absolute or relative path depends on your store's configuration. For example, the HCL Commerce starter store images use a relative path that points to the default installation directory under the store name. Use of a relative path is most common. Use of an absolute path is dependent on your initial configuration. Ask a store developer with Site Administrator authority for the correct image directory if you are unsure. This field can be edited in multiple languages.
    Full image Type the path to the full-size image and the name of the image, such as images/shirt.jpg. The path can be either a full path, or a relative path from your store directory.
  8. Click Save; then click Close.