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Things you wanted to know about Microsoft Commerce Server

July, 2004

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    Catalogs in the catalog system .... Part I

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    Catalogs are used primarily to store and categorize products you want to sell on your site. There are two types of catalogs you can create in the catalog system. Base catalogs , are used to store the products you want to sell on your site, categorize...
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    Setting up your catalog schema

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    List of things to consider when designing your catalog schema. Since a property in the catalog system translates to a column in a sql server table you should restrict the number of properties in your catalog system. This can be achieved by sharing...
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    Definitions in the catalog system

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    Definitions, like properties form a part of the catalog schema definition. A catalog definition consists of a collection of properties and serves as a template for creating products and categories in a catalog. There are two types of definitions: Category...
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    Properties in the catalog system .... Part II

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    Extending Property definitions You can extend property definitions by adding user defined attributes. For eg you can add a user defined boolean attribute named IsActive to mark a property as being active or not. User defined attributes to property...
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    Properties in the catalog system .... Part I

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    A property in the catalog system is used to define a specific characteristic of a product or a category in a catalog. For eg. a property named Description can be used to describe a product or a category in a catalog. Properties can be grouped together...
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    Product catalog system: The logical components

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    This is the first in the series of articles which will describe the Product catalog system. Brief history of the catalog system The Product catalog system was first introduced in Commerce Server 2000. This version was COM based with Sql server being...
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