Welcome to your product catalog site!

The following tasks are typically required to set up your product catalog and make the data available to other site collections:

 

 

Create site columns

Create site columns for the item properties that describe your products, for example Color or Size.
When your product catalog site is crawled, the site columns will automatically become managed properties for search.

 

 

Manage site content types

Add site columns to the site content type Product.
If you have item groups that have very different item properties, consider creating additional site content types for each item group, inheriting from Product.

 

 

Manage item hierarchy in Term Store

Add terms to the term set Product Hierarchy . This term set represents how items in the product catalog are categorized. The Item Category site column is mapped to this term set.

 

 

Add catalog items

Add catalog items to the Products list.
Consider creating additional lists based on the amount and complexity of your catalog data.

 

 

Modify search properties

Modify the managed properties settings so that users of cross-site publishing can query for and refine on properties in the catalog.
Before you can modify the properties, the catalog items must be approved and crawled.