Create unique categories with the Category ID Generator

Create unique categories with the Category ID Generator in Productsup.

Note

In order to use this service, please ensure you have set a product identifier.

The Category ID Generator can create unique numerical categories for your products across an account, project, or site. It works by taking your category column and creating a numeric and unique category id, as well as a path. For example, the IDs and paths generated for the category may look like this:

Original Category

Generated Category ID

Generated Category Path

Cat1

123

123

Cat1 > Cat2

234

123>234

Add the Category ID Generator

In order to add the Category ID Generator, you should:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to Data Services on the left-hand tab

  3. Click add service

  4. Add the Category ID Generator service

  5. Give the service a name (if desired)

  6. Click add

  7. Select the column where your categories are, under the category column

  8. Select the relevant entry from the ID pool based on… drop-down menu, choose whether you want to create unique categories just for this site, for one project, or across the entire account

  9. Select the tree separator for the category path

  10. Click save

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Edit an existing Category ID Generator

In order to edit settings for your Category ID Generator, you should:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to Data Services on the left-hand tab

  3. Click on the settings wheel

Delete an existing Category ID Generator

In order to delete your Category ID Generator, you should:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to Data Services on the left-hand tab

  3. Click on the settings wheel

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click remove this service