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Category

The data format Category is used to create or edit item categories. This data format is especially well suited for translating categories. For the translation from English into German simply export all of the categories in the language en. Then translate the names of the categories and change the value saved in the lang column to the desired language, e.g. de, before importing the file again. Create and export the data format in the Data » Dynamic export menu. Import the data format in the Data » Dynamic import menu. The Exporting data and Importing data pages of the manual describe how you export and import the data format.

Pay close attention to the exact spelling of the data fields. The data cannot be processed if the data fields are spelled incorrectly.

1. Overview of the data fields

The data fields refer to the category options that are included in the settings and descriptions. Table 1 explains the data fields for the Category data format in alphabetical order as well as filter options that you set in the Filter tab of the data format.

Table 1. Data fields of the data format Category
Field name Explanation Filter

CategoryDescription

Description 1 (text/HTML) for the category

CategoryDescription 2

Description 2 (text/HTML) for the category

CategoryElmar

Elmar category for this category

CategoryFulltextSearch

Full text search

CategoryID

Category ID

Activate the filter, select the operator and enter the value for the category ID.

CategoryItemListView

The category’s template list (only for the type Item)

CategoryLang

Language: de / en / fr / it / es / tr
For example, if the value de is used during the import, then the category name will be changed in the German language.

CategoryLevel

Category level (1-6)

Activate the filter, select the operator and enter the value for the category ID.

CategoryLinkList

Link list for the category
Display = The category will be displayed in the store’s navigation.
N = The category will not be displayed in the store’s navigation.

CategoryName

Category name

CategoryNameURL

The name that should be used for the category’s URL.
Important: Only use ASCII code. This is because the URL name may not contain special characters.

CategoryPageView

The category’s template page for the type Content and Item

CategoryParentID

ID of the higher-ranking category

CategoryPlaceholder

The category’s wildcard character.

CategoryPosition

Position (number); categories can either be sorted and displayed according to the names or according to the position.

Activate the filter, select the operator and enter the value for the category ID.

CategoryRobots

The category’s robots settings
ALL = The category’s website will be included in the search engine index. Links on the page will be followed.
INDEX = Included in the search engine index.
NOFOLLOW = Links on the page will not be followed.
NOINDEX = Not included in the search engine index.
NOINDEX_NOFOLLOW = Links will not be followed and the category’s website will not be included in the search engine index.

CategoryShortDescription

Short description of the category

CategorySingleItemView

The template product for a category of the type Item, template for the detailed item view

CategorySiteDescription

Meta description

CategorySiteKeywords

Meta keywords

CategorySiteMap

The category’s sitemap setting
Y = The category will be included in the sitemap.
N = The category will not be included in the sitemap.

CategorySiteTitle

Meta title

CategoryStoreID

Client ID for the language version of the category

CategoryType

The type of category
Item = An item category
Content = A content category

CategoryVisibility

The category’s visibility
all = The category is visible.
customer = The category and all of its subcategories are only visible in the plentymarkets back end.

2. Overview of the mandatory fields

The following mandatory fields must be available for the data format CampaignCoupon and need to have a valid value saved for them:

  • CategoryID

  • CategoryLang

  • CategoryStoreID

3. Overview of the synchronisation fields

The data fields that are listed in table 2 are available for data synchronisation. These data fields are mandatory synchronisation fields. For mandatory synchronisation fields, select the option Synchronisation as Import procedure.

Table 2. Data fields with the import procedure set to Synchronisation
Field name Explanation

CategoryID

Category ID

CategoryLang

Language of the category

CategoryStoreID

Client ID

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