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Sana Commerce 8.1
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Product Descriptions

You can edit the description, meta description and additional properties of a product in the 'Catalog -> Product descriptions' option of the backoffice. The description and additional properties can be multi-language (depends if the webshop is a multi-language solution). The core product data like title, price and visibility are all managed in the database depending on your provider.
The catalog manager in the Sana Commerce backoffice provides an HTML editor for the better text enrichment. By default the Sana Commerce backoffice main description shall be shown on the frontend.  
Open 'Product descriptions' in the 'Catalog' module of the backoffice.  You can search for an item using the filter at the top of the window. Enter a webshop (only available in case of a multi-shop solution), item no. or product title and apply the filter. Use the button to clear the filter.

The 'Product Descriptions' Overview
To edit a product click in the product list on the button.
The field 'Main description' is obligatory to be filled in and it is displayed in the search results as a meta description of a product. 
The custom meta description can be added.  For this purpose, the field 'Meta description' is used.  It is optional and it is used by the search engines as well.  When it is filled the 'Meta description' will overwrite the 'Main description'.  Please see the figure below to locate these fields.
The 'Edit Product' Window
At the top of this window you see the languages box.  A language in the left box means that a description in this language has been added (in this case 'Nederlands'). 
To add a new description in a different language click the button. The selected language will now move from the right to the left box. Click the button to edit its description.
By default, an editor is opened in the default language of the product (in this case English). The fields 'Item no.' and 'Title' cannot be changed, these are determined in the database. When the editing is finished, click the 'Save' button at the top of the screen to save the changes you have made.
The available languages in the catalog manager are configured with the setup of the shop.  It is not possible to add languages dynamically.
An image or a document can be attached to the product description using image or document managers. Please follow the links to learn more about how to add an image or a document.
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