Each catalog, category, product, and SKU in the Catalog repository has one or more site IDs assigned to it to indicate which sites the item is affiliated with. When you associate a site with a catalog, you are assigning that site’s ID to the catalog. You can create these associations in two ways:

After you associate a catalog with a site, two services manage cascading the catalog’s site IDs down to its constituent categories, products, and SKUs:

Note: CatalogCompletionService is a dynamic, running process that keeps catalog properties up to date in real time as you work in Merchandising. CatalogMaintenanceService is a batch process that converts the dynamically generated properties into database-backed values for performance reasons. See the ATG Commerce Programming Guide for more information on these two services.

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