Why does a CSV Import of SCA categories not support use of internal ID for the category parent?

The concept that a webstore with more than a single item (i.e. most webstores) can’t have sub-categories that are named the same for each item on the store withour manually creating each sub cateogry and sub sub cateogry for each item is beyond absurd.

Has anyone at NetSuite EVER built or managed a commerce site? Category / sub-category imports using internal ID of the category parent instead of name solves this ridiculous oversight in an instant, replacing weeks of manual category creation, but it is  just an enhancement request today.

If anyone has a workaround to enable bulk csv imports of sub-categories into a SCA site with repeating names, your insights would be much appreciated.

Rookie Asked on July 14, 2022 in SuiteCommerce.
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Has anyone at NetSuite EVER built or managed a commerce site?

I think this is a fundamental issue with a lot of e-commerce products outside the best of breed group. With fewer resources, these companies tend to try and recruit strong IT skill, but people in this group often lack any real insight into how things work in the real world.

It’s probably worth reposting this in the Suitecommerce channel on the Netsuite Professionals Slack community (https://netsuiteprofessionals.com/slack/). I’m not sure if anyone from Netsuite sees posts on here – but there are definitely several key employees visiting the Slack channel regularly who often pick up on things like this.

Beginner Answered on July 15, 2022.

Thanks very much for the reply and the suggestion. I will definitely post to the Slack community and see what the repsonse is there.

on July 17, 2022.
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