Max Akbar

For the hardcore Commerce Server Developer... and demystify the product

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  • Blog Post: Virtual Catalog Limitation

    I was working with a client and they run into an error that they had reached their Virtual Catalog limit. This was an issue with the previous versions of the product ( Catalog Name and Size Restrictions and the interop API IProductCatalog3::AddVirtualCatalogRule Method throws an exception E_CAT_VC_TOO_MANY_BASECATALOGS...
  • Blog Post: A few things you didn't know about Commerce Server's Catalog Cache

    One of the most important aspect of any e-commerce is their Catalog(s) and Commerce Server provides a system that allows customers to manage and organize their products. In any e-commerce site the most profile usage the Catalog. Searches and Catalog browsing constitutes about 70 percent or more of a...
  • Blog Post: Catalog Web Service and SetJoin API Configuration

    I was debugging why the Catalog Web Service was not working with my Set Join API and found that the documentation was pointing to the runtime site web.config values (which is incorrect). What this means is the Catalog Web Service web.config is configured differently slightly different. I worked with...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Commerce Server Training?

    Look no further. I have just completed my first video tutorial for Commerce Server Catalog System. It's about six hours of video and 850 megs. For more details on how to get it and when it will be available see Training Outline @ Commerce Server Training . I will be working on the next video and should...
  • Blog Post: Do you have your eye on it CS2007 SP1

    Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 1 is due out end of June if all goes well :), keep your eye on it. There are two things note worthy: Replication of Orders and Profiles Database This was a design change request that was introduced right after the product went live so a lot of testing wen into it. The...
  • Blog Post: Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part (V)

    Welcome to the last post of our Image Management System, this certainly has been a long post. I hope that by now you see some value in taking some time and designing your system instead of coding first and now some code:). If you have not created any of the wire frame projects now would be a good time...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server 2007 Customization and Extensibility LAB released

    Commerce Server 2007: Customization and Extensibility In this lab you will learn to: Extend Catalog Manager UI Extend Catalog Web Service Extend Authorization Manger roles Take this lab
  • Blog Post: Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part (IV)

    So far we have figured out our requirements and created a design out of that. In the last post we created our database structure to support the image management system. In this post we will create the wire frame projects to support our API's for Image Management and display them on the website. So...
  • Blog Post: Product Bundling with Commerce Server 2007

    What is a Product Bundle? A product bundle is a purchasable SKU that is made up of a collection of one or more SKU's that exist in the catalog system and is separately priced. Two examples of a product bundle: In the high tech and telecommunication/cable industry business users want the ability...
  • Blog Post: Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(III)

    Let's take a trip to memory lane and see what we have learned so far. We gathered some requirements and from that we created an architecture design. Now we are going to try to develop what we have designed. Product Catalog Database We need to figure out our Database Design first. So let's get back to...
  • Blog Post: Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(II)

    So in the last post you learned a bit about gathering requirements in this post we will convert the requirement into a design documents we can use to develop our Image Management System. Image Management Architecture The following figure shows the architecture of our Image Management. The numbers...
  • Blog Post: Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(I)

    In this post I hope to give you some ideas of how to manage images with Commerce Server. I am going to show how to associate multiple images\files to a product catalog data then upload the associated files to your commerce site. We will also solve the problem of when the products are removed the associated...
  • Blog Post: CS2002 NetCatalogSitelet.pup upgraded to CS2007

    Hi all, I have migrated CS2002 NetCatalogSitelet.pup and can be downloaded from my GotDotNet site .
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