This section describes how you can use Drupal Views to customize the Product overview page, located at
/admin/commerce/products. If you are unfamiliar with using
Views in Drupal, you can read about Creating Listings with Views, in the Drupal 8 User Guide.
Without any customizations, administrative users can use the Product overview page to:
The functionality of this page is powered by Views. Navigate to
/admin/structure/views/view/commerce_products to begin customizing the Products View using the administrative interface:
Use the FIELDS section to add, remove, or reorder the columns displayed on the Products overview page. If you look at the list of Fields, you'll see two special items in addition to Title, Type (hidden if there's only one bundle), Status, and Updated. Bulk update and Operations links are two special Fields that will be described below. To control sorting options for the displayed fields, use the
Settings link in the FORMAT section.
You can create additional criteria for filtering products by setting options in the FILTER CRITERIA section. For example, if you want to provide an option for displaying only Published or Unpublished products, add "Published" as a filter criterion and select the "expose this filter to visitors" option. In the EXPOSED FORM section of the ADVANCED settings, you can further customize the appearance of the filter form on the products page.
The "Bulk update" field provides the checkbox in the first column of the listing as well as the "With selection" menu. Drupal Commerce provides three options by default:
Administrative users with the necessary permissions can execute these operations on selected products. You can remove any of these options by clicking on the "Product: Bulk update" item in the FIELDS section. You can also add options by creating Action plugins with custom code. Looking at the code for the Publish and Unpublish product Action plugins is a good place to start:
Drupal\commerce_product\Plugin\Action\PublishProduct. The, Create an action for custom mass updates with Drupal 8, article is a good introduction to the topic.
The Operations menu that appears in the rightmost column of the Products overview page can be modified with custom code, using hook_entity_operation_alter. If you are unfamiliar with hooks, see Understanding Hooks in the documentation provided by drupal.org.
In the next section, we'll look at how you can futher customize the Products View to provide Product Export options.
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