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This article gives an overview of the best ways to use category fields in an elastic data model.
About Category Fields
Creating category fields for a customer is important for their ability to merchandise their products.
Using Category Fields in the Workflow
Use intelligent linking in Plan & Release to automatically assign products to channels.
Work with the customer during the implementation process to understand what categories they will need and show them how they can manually curate or intelligently link products to nodes. Having category fields on their product (and other entities) will allow them to utilize the intelligent linking functionality.