Area: Optimizely Commerce
Applies to versions: 10 and higher
Other versions:

Commerce-specific configurations

Recommended reading 

This topic introduces feature-specific configurations for Optimizely Commerce. General configuration for the Optimizely platform with configuration files and syntax is described in the Configuration section for CMS. You should study the general platform configuration documentation to fully understand the Optimizely configuration.

Commerce configuration files

The following configuration files define settings for the e-commerce framework (ECF) part of Optimizely Commerce.

  • ecf.app.config. Corresponds to the CoreConfiguration class, containing non-feature specific settings.
  • ecf.catalog.config. Corresponds to the CatalogConfiguration class, containing settings for the catalog subsystem.
  • ecf.customer.config. Corresponds to the CustomerConfiguration class, containing settings for the Customer Management subsystem.
  • ecf.customization.config. Corresponds to the CustomizationConfiguration class, containing settings to control automatic install of some Business Foundation objects related to the obsolete Mediachase CMS.
  • ecf.marketing.config. Corresponds to the MarketingConfiguration class, containing settings for the obsolete Marketing subsystem (superseded by the new Marketing system).
  • ecf.order.config. Corresponds to the OrderConfiguration class, containing settings for the order subsystem.
  • ecf.security.config. Corresponds to the SecurityConfigurationSection class, containing settings some specific security features.
  • ecf.ssl.config. Corresponds to the SecureWebPageSettings class, containing settings related to the obsolete Mediachase CMS.
  • Mediachase.Search.config. Corresponds to the SearchConfiguration class, containing settings for indexing and search features. See also Search.
  • Mediachase.Search.Filters.config. Corresponding to the SearchConfig class, containing settings for search facets and filters. See also Configuring facets and filters.

The following configuration files define settings for the Business Foundation subsystem.

  • baf.config. Corresponds to the BusinessFoundationConfigurationSection class, containing general settings for Business Foundation.
  • baf.data.manager.config. Corresponds to the BusinessManagerSection class, containing settings for handlers and plug-in collections for meta classes.
  • baf.data.metaobject.config. Corresponds to the MetaObjectSection class, containing a set of meta object related settings.

The following general configuration files contain commerce-related settings.

  • connectionStrings.config. The connectionStrings section from web.config exported to a separate file. Contains the connection string for the Optimizely Commerce database, the Optimizely CMS database, and possibly other data sources.
  • Web.Config. The general ASP.NET configuration file, which contains all above sections that have been exported to separate files, as well as the appSettings section which is home to several feature-specific Commerce settings.

Related topics

Do you find this information helpful? Please log in to provide feedback.

Last updated: Oct 24, 2016

Recommended reading