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Creating a Category-Product Hierarchy

You must establish an explicit category-product hierarchy before beginning the SVP process. Categories and products that are participants in SVP must have a single designated SVP parent category.

This task is a step in Process of Sales Volume Planning.

To create a category-product hierarchy

  1. Navigate to the Administration - Catalog screen > SVP Categories view.
  2. In the All Categories list, create a new record and complete the necessary fields.

    Some fields are described in the following table.


    Category Name

    The name of the category in the category-product hierarchy.

    Parent SVP Category Name

    The parent SVP name of the category (for example, All Products). This field is filled automatically in when category-subcategory relationships are established later.

    SVP Level

    The SVP level of the category. This field is filled automatically in when an association to a subcategory is made.


    A description of the category-product hierarchy.

    Effective Start Date

    The starting date and time of the category.

    Effective End Date

    The ending date and time of the category.

    Catalog Name

    The name of the catalog associated with this category-product hierarchy.

    Repeat Step 2 until all categories are specified.

  3. In the All Categories list, select the root category, and drill down on the Category Name field hyperlink.

    The SVP Category Details view appears.

  4. In the Subcategories list, select the subcategory or subcategories for which you will designate the parent category as its SVP parent.

    NOTE:  It is possible for many subcategories to be designated SVP adoptees for the SVP parent. However, if a subcategory already has another category as its SVP parent, this designation ends the previous SVP parent relationship and creates a new one.

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