Projects

Projects are sets of Product data and Store configuration settings.

A Project is a distinct set of Product data and Store configuration settings that belong to a single Organization in commercetools. A single Project can provide the data for multiple selling Channels.

Users must belong to a Team with appropriate permissions to access a Project.

Create a Project

You can create Projects only in the Merchant Center. To create a Project, do the following:

  1. Click the profile icon and select Manage projects. manage-projects
  2. Click Add project.
  3. Enter the values for the following fields:
    • Organization: the commercetools Organization the Project belongs to
    • Name: the Project's display name
    • Key: the Project's key
      By default, Merchant Center suggests a Project key, but you can replace it as needed. The key must be unique and between 2 and 36 characters long. It can only contain alphanumeric characters (a-Z, 0-9), underscores (_), and hyphens (-) and must not be one of the reserved words local, admin or config.
  4. Click Create.

After creating a new Project, configure permissions for the Team that needs access to the Project.

All Projects are created as 60-day trials that are not in production. For more information, see Activate a trial Project and Mark a Project as in production.

Configure Project settings

After creating a Project, we recommend configuring the Project Settings. Go to Settings > Project Settings and configure the following:

  • Currencies: the currencies used on Product Prices, shipping rates, Tax Rates, and Discounts
  • Languages: the languages used to label and describe information on Products, Categories, etc.
  • Countries: the countries in which your products are available
  • Shipping rate controls: the setting that determines if shipping rate is fixed or tiered

Switch between Projects in an Organization

You can use the Project switcher drop-down at any time to switch between Projects you have access to.

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Manage Projects

Administrators can view and manage Projects you’ve been added to from the Manage projects screen. The Filter by organization drop-down helps Administrators who manage a large number of Projects to filter and view Projects in a specific Organization.

Delete a Project

You can only delete Projects that are not marked as in production. Deleted Projects cannot be recovered. The Project names can be re-used, however, Project keys are unique and cannot be re-used.

To delete a Project, do the following:

  1. Click the profile icon and select Manage projects.
  2. Click the Delete project icon in the Project row.
  3. Enter the respective Project key and click Delete project. delete-project

Activate a trial Project

If a Project is not activated at the end of the 60-day trial, it is marked with a Trial Ended flag. The Project data would be available in the Merchant Center, but you cannot obtain API tokens for the Project or make API calls.

To activate a Project, contact our Support team.

Mark a Project as in production

The In production flag lets our Support team know that a Project is live and accepting traffic from customers. By default, this flag is deactivated for all Projects that are created.

To mark a Project as in production, contact our Support team.

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Transfer a Project to another Organization

To transfer a Project to another Organization, contact our Support team.