Changing department order

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craig112
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Changing department order

Post by craig112 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:31 pm

Hi there

Is it possible to change the order in which departments appear in the catalogue from within Norcat?

Thanks,

Craig

norman
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Post by norman » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:50 pm

Norcat maintains these in Alphabetic order. The alternative would have been random order and that would be chaotic.

Changing the name of a Department would, of course, alter it's position. You can do this in T2T but if you want to leave your T2T system unaltered Norcat can do this via Config / Params / Dept. If you have a T2T department called "WIDGETS" and you'd prefer it to be known on the website as "ACCESSORIES" then the following entry would do it

WIDGETS -> ACCESSORIES

If you wanted to force WIDGETS to appear at the top then you could fudge this by an entry like

WIDGETS -> -WIDGETS

the "-" character appears in the ASCII character set before the alphabet so this will become the top category. The downside is that it will now be called -WIDGETS.

You can also do this with Products. If the T2T product name starts with "-" then will appear at the top of the page. You might also be able to start the name with a space (again in T2T) and achieve the same result) but without showing a strange prefix.

See http://www.snowlines.co.uk/acatalog/Sno ... BOOTS.html for an example.
Norman

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