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Should items go into a Catalog automatically when you synch

We have just set up WebTools and done the first synch of 53,000 stock items and each one has an item group associated with it in SAP B1. The catalogs have all come over with the synch and these are the same as the item groups in SAP B1. When the synch has finished all the items are there but none are in a catalog. Is there something we need to do?

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Jan Duncan

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    Posted on Feb 25, 2009 at 03:28 PM

    Hello Jan,

    What you mean to say is that you have 53.000 items and for example 100 item groups. So WebTools creates 100 categories during the initial synch .

    For exemple there is an item group 10 and Webtools creates a category 10 during the initial synch.

    To this item group belong 1000 articles, but the items are not linked to category 10.

    This is how Webtools works. In the past (Netpoint period) it added the items to a category, but this has been changed because there were some problems. Mainly because you can add an item to more than one category in Webtools (in SBO you can add an item just to one item group).

    So in Webtools you have to link the items to the item group manually. This can be done quickly by using Bulk Operations. If you are sure that an item will not be added to more than one catagory in Webtools, you could create a plugin (use a UDF in SBO which is synched to Webtools by using a plugin) that automaticly connects the item to a category in Webtools. Otherwise you always have to add a new item, created in SBO, to a category in Webtools manually.

    Best regards,

    Tim

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    Posted on Feb 23, 2009 at 07:17 PM

    So if I understand correctly, you have 53,000 item groups? Sorry if I sound obtuse, but whats the idea of having a group when there's only one item?

    Also, I think there is some confusion in terms. A catalog is a group of categories, and categories in the online catalog, which is created by the synch, are generated based off the item groups in B1. This occurs only when an item group is created in B1, meaning creating categories in Web tools does not add an item group in B1.

    You will have 53000 categories in the online catalog, and it is now up to you to create a new catalog or modify these categories for display to your customers.

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    Posted on Feb 27, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Thank you for your replies. I think Tim has given us the answer we need. We have to manually put the items into categories because you can have an item in more than one category.

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    Jan

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