In the last post we covered the installation of the Commerce Engine. In this post we will wrap up the Commerce installation with a few final steps.
- The Commerce Server Connect update package installs a /MergeFiles/Merge.CommerceServer.config file. The contents of this file should be merged with your /web.config file. The Sitecore.Reference.Storefront.Powered.by.SitecoreCommerce update package also installs a /MergeFiles/Merge.Commerce.Storefront.config file and a /MergeFiles/Views/Merge.web.config. If you installed the reference storefront, you should merge the contents of these files with your /web.config file and /Views/web.config as well.
- Log into Sitecore and go to
/sitecore/Sitecore Commerce/Catalog Management/Catalogs. Select your catalog in the Selected Catalogs field. If you installed the reference storefront, select the Habitat_Master catalog. Save the item. If everything is set up correctly, you should be able to see the catalog with some product data under this item.
- Publish the site
- Rebuild Indexes
At this point you should be up and running. Hopefully your experience with this installation wasn’t as painful as mine. This version of Sitecore Commerce seems to be a waypoint in a very large rewrite of a complex legacy system. I expect that this installation process will be much easier and the documentation much better once the rewrite is complete.