This is a blog post in the series "How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013." In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data.Note: Most of the features described in this series are not available in SharePoint 2013 Online.
For an overview of the blog posts in this series, go to How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.
Start stage 2
Once you've set up your Product Catalog Site Collection, as described in Stage 1: Create site collections for cross-site publishing, we'll import content into this site collection. To do this, we'll use PowerShell scripts. Before we start, let's take a look at what's automatically created in a Product Catalog Site Collection.
In our newly created Product Catalog Site Collection, you can see a default list template named Products.
The Products list contains a managed metadata site column named Item Category.
The Item Category site column is associated with the term set named Product Hierarchy.
To import list content into the Product list, we'll use PowerShell scripts that will:
Before we can run the PowerShell scripts, we'll need to prepare the following:
The PowerShell scripts, instructions on how to create the tab delimited text files, and how to modify and use the import scripts so that it fits your catalog data can be found on the TechNet Gallery.
Once we've run the five PowerShell scripts, we get the following:
So, now that we have content in the Products list, the next step is to enable this list as a catalog.
Next blog article in this seriesStage 3: How to enable a list as a catalog