Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Technical Reference

Manage Categories

When you click the Browse/Search tab under Categories, you will get the Manage Categories page. This page displays the categories in the taxonomy allowing you to browse the categories. You can also use this page to search for a category.

The attributes present in the Manage Categories page are shown in two tables. The first table lists the Manage Categories Attributes and the second table lists the Edit Category Attributes.

Table 6–1 Manage Categories Attributes


Default Value 




Opens up the New Search Category page which you can use to create a new category. 



Opens up the Edit Category page for that category where you can modify attributes of a Category. 



Deletes the selected Category. 



Reindexes the database. If you have just created your taxonomy, you need to index the database to make category search available to your end users. If you have changed your categories, you need to reindex the database to make it up-to-date. Save the categories tree before you reindex the database. Load the new taxonomy. 



Used to search for a Category. 

When you select the checkbox preceding to a Category and click the Edit button, the Edit selected Category name page appears. You can use the attributes in this page to edit a Category. The following table lists the attributes available in the Edit page and their description.

Table 6–2 Edit Category Attributes




Displays the Category name. 


Displays the description of the selected category. 

Matching Rule 

Displays the matching rule to use with the selected category.