Channel – a destination point for your product data, which can be synced with third-party systems as well as exported in certain formats. Generally, a channel is a place, where your product information should appear; for example, your online shop, mobile app or print catalog.
Using channels allows you to implement your multichannel or omni-channel strategy in a more efficient way.
The channel entity comes with the following preconfigured fields; mandatory are marked with *:
|Active||Activity state of the channel record|
|Name (multi-lang) *||Channel name|
|Code *||Unique value used to identify the channel. It can only consist of lowercase letters, digits and underscore symbols|
|Currencies *||Multiselect-list of currencies. The prices in the defined currency (or currencies) will be transferred via the given channel|
|Description||Description of the channel usage|
If you want to make changes to the channel entity, e.g. add new fields, or modify channel views, please contact your administrator.
To create a new channel record, click
Channels in the navigation menu to get to the channel list view, and then click the
Create Channel button. The common creation window will open:
Here enter the desired name for the channel record being created and activate it, if needed. Its code is automatically generated based on the entered name, but you can change it via the keyboard. The channel description is an optional field and can be left empty.
Please, note that the
Currencies list is set up by the administrator.
Save button to finish the channel record creation or
Cancel to abort the process.
If the channel code is not unique, the error message will appear notifying you about it.
To open the list of channel records available in the system, click the
Channels option in the navigation menu:
By default, the following fields are displayed on the list view page for channel records: - Name - Code - Active
To change the channel records order in the list, click any sortable column title; this will sort the column either ascending or descending.
Channel records can be searched and filtered according to your needs. For details on the search and filtering options, refer to the Search and Filtering article in this user guide.
To view some channel record details, click the name field value of the corresponding record in the list of channels; the detail view page will open showing the channel records and the records of the related entities. Alternatively, use the
View option from the single record actions menu to open the quick detail pop-up.
The following mass actions are available for channel records on the list view page:
- Mass update
- Add relation
- Remove relation
For details on these actions, refer to the Mass Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.
Single Record Actions
The following single record actions are available for channel records on the list view page:
For details on these actions, please, refer to the Single Record Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.
To edit the channel, click the
Edit button on the detail view page of the currently open channel record; the following editing window will open:
Here edit the desired fields and click the
Save button to apply your changes.
Besides, you can make changes in the channel record via in-line editing on its detail view page.
Alternatively, make changes to the desired channel record in the quick edit pop-up that appears when you select the
Edit option from the single record actions menu on the channels list view page:
To remove the channel record, use the
Delete option from the actions menu on its detail view page
or from the single record actions menu on the channels list view page:
Duplicate option from the actions menu to go to the channel creation page and get all the values of the last chosen channel record copied in the empty fields of the new channel record to be created. Modifying the channel code is required, as this value has to be unique.
Working With Products Related to Channels
Products that are linked to the channel are displayed on its detail view page on the
CHANNEL PRODUCTS panel and include the following table columns:
If this panel is missing, please, contact your administrator as to your access rights configuration. Also, to be able to relate more entities to product families, please, contact your administrator.
To create a new product record for the given channel, use the
+ button located on the
CHANNEL PRODUCTS panel and enter the necessary data in the product creation pop-up that appears:
To link the already existing product records with the given channel, use the
Select option from the actions menu located in the upper right corner of the
CHANNEL PRODUCTS panel. Then in the "Products" pop-up window choose one or several products you would like to assign to this channel and click the
To view the channel related product record, click its name in the products list or select the
View option from the single record actions menu for the appropriate record:
To edit the product, use the
Edit option from the single record actions menu for the appropriate record. In the editing pop-up window that appears make changes in the desired fields, where possible. Click the
Save button to apply your changes.
To delete the product, select the
Delete option from the single record actions drop-down list for the appropriate record.
To view the channel related product record from the
CHANNEL PRODUCTS panel, click its name in the products list. The detail view page of the given product will open, where you can perform further actions according to your access rights, configured by the administrator.
Please, note that the "Pricing" module greatly extends the channels functionality. To learn more about the module and its features, please, visit our store.