Learn how to work with the Categories list, including how to sort the list.
New to categories? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to Inventory Categories.
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Inventory > Categories
What prerequisites are there?
- Admin permissions to manage inventory or restricted permissions to View items, products, and assets and Manage items, products, and assets.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new, or both?
- The Inventory Categories feature is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
Products (Inventory > Products) is the successor feature to (Inventory > Items) and is available in our newest version of Checkfront.
Not yet on our newest version and interested in upgrading? Please contact our Technical Support team for more information.
Discover more product-related help articles here: Products (New).
Working with categories
The following information is provided for each category record.
A system-generated numerical ID used to identify your product/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/items currently grouped inside the category.
In order to reduce loading times on the Customer-facing booking page, it is recommended that a maximum of 50 products are assigned to a 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.
Learn more about how category weight functions here:
The Status column provides 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 and their current status.
Sorting category list columnsBack to top
Clicking on a category column header organizes the rows for that column into alphabetical or numerical order, as appropriate.
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.
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