Publication Group

Publication Group

A Publication Group determines which data will be published for Items, Item Groups, Product Groups and Chapters. There is no limit to the number of Publication Groups that can be created. Therefore, you can use publication groups to define rules of the publication. PIMICS may contain a lot of informations connected to items or categories (pictures, features, descriptions…), but not all of them need to be in publication. Based on the publication groups you are choosing data, which you want to have in the publication.

Create a new publication group

You can create two types of publication groups. The first type will have filled in the Data Source field, the second type will have filled in the Data Allocation Type field. Based on these two fields, you choose the type of the data, which should be in the publication group.

  • The Data Source field contains options as Item, Item group, Product Group, Chapter and Catalog Group (Product information entities).
  • The Data Allocation Type field contains options as Descriptions, Features, Pictures, Graphics and others (Digital Asset or Classifications).

Our recommendation is to create first publication groups for all four categories and for items and after that create publication groups for all data, that you want to have in publication connected to categories and to items. One Publication group can contain other Publication group or more of them, for example Publication Group Items can contain Publication Groups Descriptions, Pictures and Features, so in your Publication you will see Items and to them connected Descriptions, Pictures and Features.

Create a new publication group

  1. Choose the Search icon, enter Publication Groups (Publication Management/Publication Groups), and then choose the related link.
  2. Click on New button to create a new publication group.
  3. Press Enter to get the Code from the number series
  4. Fill in the Description and eventually Description 2. It is appropriate to fill in the Description field based on the data, which will be in the publication group, for example Items.
  5. Insert Only Certified – check this checkbox, if you want to insert only the certified, see more details in System status.
  6. Choose where the data will come from:
    • In the Data Source field fill in Product information entities
      • In this case you can fill in the Allocations group another Publication groups
    • In the Data Allocation type fill in Digital Assets or Classifications.
      • In this case you can fill in the Filters group to filter the type of Digital Asset or Classification.

There is no limit to the number of Publication Groups that can be created, so you can create more Publication Groups for Items and then you can choose, which one should be used in the Publication, see more details in Create a new publication.

Filter data

Quality verification

Publications can force to include only entites which pass the certificaton process. The result the certification process is saved in the field System Status.

If an entity use channels the System Status is not directly on the entity but it is combination of Entity and Channel System Status.

In General tab you can see a field When not certified. In this field you can set which data should be inserted, udpated in a publication.

  • Insert = When an entity is not certified insert or update it
    • An value of the field System Status on the entity is ignored
  • Skip = When an entity is not certified skip it in a publication
    • The field System Status needs to be certified to insert or update data
    • A publication contains the latest certified version
  • Delete = When an entity is not certified delete it from a publication
    • The field System Status needs to be certified to insert or update data
    • A publication contains only certified data. Not certified data disapere fro m he publication
Title: Publication Group , Author: Pimics Team