Manage retail product catalogs overview


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Retail product catalogs let you identify the products that you want to offer in your online stores. When you create a catalog, you identify the online stores that the products will be offered in, add the products that you want to include, and enhance the product offerings by adding merchandising details. After the catalog is completed, you must validate the contents, and submit the catalog for review and approval. You must then publish the catalog to make the catalog products available in the online store.

The topics in this section provide information about how to create and validate retail product catalogs, submit them for review and approval, and publish them.

Key tasks: Create retail product catalogs

Bulk edit product attributes by using Excel

Create and publish retail product catalogs business process component forms

The following table lists the forms that support the retail product catalogs business process component. The table entries are organized first by the task that the business process component is used for, and then alphabetically by the name of the form.


To open some forms in the following table, you must enter information or parameter settings.

Business process component task

Form name


Create retail product catalogs.

Catalogs (form) (Retail)

Create a retail product catalog, assign online stores to it, and enhance the product offerings by adding attribute data.

Listings (form)

View the product listings that are created, modified or deleted for an online store.

Publish catalog (form)

Publish the catalog to the online stores.

Validate catalog (form)

Run the catalog validation process to verify that all the required catalog data is complete.