In the next chapters we will describe how you manage your online catalog with Commerce 365.
Naturally, we will first start by looking at items, but quickly you’ll find that the chapter about attributes is equally important, because Magento is all about attributes. The primary fields on an item are Product Type and Attribute Set and this attribute set is what distinguishes bicycles from tables and strawberries.
Item List / Item Card
If you navigate to Content Items for the first time, you will notice that you will see an empty list. Opposite to previous (NAV) versions we decided to not show all items in this ‘web item list’ by default. In this Business Central solution you now first have to activate items from within your standard item list.
Go to Items (the standard item list), open an item, and click on Create Web Item.
After this, you will see a message and a link that takes your straight to the web item you have just created. From now on you will also find this item under Content Items, and you can start to work on the details that define how your items will look on the web.
When a web item is created, we will create a new record in the web item table. This new record is linked to the standard item by its key (the item number), and initially, we will copy the description but from that point on you can start to alter all values and settings. Once changed, the web names/descriptions will not be overwritten anymore. In the end, what gets sent to Magento, is a combination standard item values + web item values.
In the next chapter you will find all detailed info on all fields on the web item page.