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Categories

A sync of the type Categories allows you to import category data.

1. Fields for matching categories

Table 1 explains the fields that are available for matching category data. During the import, plentymarkets checks if the imported data record already exists based on the matching field.

Table 1. Matching fields for importing categories
Setting Explanation

Category ID

Category name combined

Select the separator from the second drop-down list.

Category name level 1 - 6

2. Fields for mapping categories

Table 2 explains the fields that are available for mapping order data. During the import, plentymarkets checks if the imported data record already exists based on the matching field.

Table 2. Mapping fields for importing categories
Mapping field Permitted import values Explanation

Category

Parent category ID

Numeric (internal ID)

Parent category name

Alpha-numeric

Type

item
container
content
blog (not used)

Show in link list

0 = No
1 = Yes

right

all = Category and all sub-categories are visible to the public
customer = Category and all sub-categories are only visible to online store visitors that are logged in

Complies with back end setting Visible

Visible (sitemap)

0 = No
1 = Yes

Complies with back end setting Sitemap

Delete category

0 = No
1 = Yes

Details (mapping per combination of language and client (store))

Name

Alpha-numeric

Mandatory value

Description 1

Alpha-numeric

Description 2

Alpha-numeric

Short description

Alpha-numeric

Meta keywords

Alpha-numeric

Meta description

Alpha-numeric

Meta title

Alpha-numeric

URL name

Alpha-numeric

Position

Numeric

Template list

Alpha-numeric

Template product

Alpha-numeric

Template page

Alpha-numeric

Full text search

0 = No
1 = Yes

Robots

Alpha-numeric

all = Include the website of the category in search engine index and follow links on page.
index = Include in search engine index.
nofollow = Do not follow links on page.
noindex = Do not include in search engine index.
nofollow_noindex = Do not follow links and do not include webpage in search index.

Translate wildcard characters

Alpha-numeric

Y = Yes
N = No
L = Only template variables and template functions for links are translated

canonical

Alpha-numeric

URL of a category with the same content, max. 256 characters

Client (store) (mapping per client)

Active

0 = No
1 = Yes

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