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Locate: Inventory > Categories
- Admin permissions to manage inventory or restricted permissions to View items, products, and assets and Manage items, products, and assets.
- Categories are available to those using items (Inventory > Items), a feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- Interested in using Categories with products (Inventory > Products)? Your account must be a member of our Early Access Program. Please reach out to Checkfront Technical Support to learn more.
Early Access Program
The new product feature mentioned in this article is currently part of our Early Access Program, which means it is available to select Customers to try out and provide us with feedback.
Find our complete set of help articles related to the Early Access Program here: Early Access Program.
In this article, we describe the various data columns when viewing categories.
New to categories? Be sure to read the first article in this series for an introduction!
A system-generated numerical ID used to identify your product or item categories in various places throughout Checkfront.
A good example of this is the use of category IDs on the booking page, to isolate a category or categories.
The name of your category. This is visible to the Customer, so choose a name that makes sense to them.
The number of products or items currently grouped inside the category.
Determines the order in which your categories are displayed in the booking portal. The higher the weight, the closer to the top of the list the category appears.
If multiple categories share the same weight, then those categories are sorted alphabetically, while maintaining their collective position among the other weights.
A quick view of whether the category is currently Active, Hidden, Archived, or Non-Archived.
If you want to view a list of all categories that fall under one of these particular statuses, then you can do so by selecting that status from the dropdown filter menu at the top.
Selecting All presents a list of all the categories you have created (past & present) and their current status.
Sorting the ColumnsBack to top
Clicking on a category column header organizes the rows for that column into alphabetical or numerical order.
After clicking, a small arrow appears in the header cell, as seen above. If the arrow is pointing up, then this means the data in the row is in ascending order. If the arrow points down, then the data is in descending order.
Refresh the page to reset the column back to its original state.