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Intershop Glossary
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Last Modified09-Nov-2018
Added to KB20-Jul-2016
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labelIn Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, a label is a custom-defined keyword that can be assigned to business objects in order to group them. This mechanism is used to define a named set of items with the objective of performing repetitive actions on these item sets. 
landing pagePage that appears when a potential customer clicks on an advertisement or a search-engine result link, normally showing content that is related to the content of the previous page
last order datein Enfinity Suite 6, Intershop 7 and Intershop Commerce Management, a product lifecycle attribute that defines the time after which a product can no longer be ordered while being still visible in the storefront 
latest build

A build type in the Intershop 7 context that is used to build a development environment for local developer machines. It provides targets to refresh the build environment of a developer machine including view update and database dump import of the latest smoke build.

Beginning with the continuous integration support, this build type has become obsolete (see build process).

layerLayers describe the logical groupings of the functionality and components in an application. Typically, an application is divided into multiple architectural layers, though forming layers according to other criteria is also possible. A layer can stretch across multiple tiers.
libraryin Enfinity Suite 6's content management, the central content repository for all business unit resources, i.e., content objects and content components

Generally, license refers to the permission to do or use something.

In the context of Intershop, the license defines the possible scope of the software usage (Intershop 7, Intershop Commerce Management and any extensions, additional modules, etc.) and its pricing based on different aspects like

  • core-based, transaction-based or revenue-based license
  • perpetual or rental license
license fileA file that contains information about the licensed features of an Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management installation for an Intershop customer. The license file is loaded at server startup and may have an effect on the provided functionality. It is generated by Intershop for each customer. Usually, it defines an expiration time after which the Intershop system cannot be used anymore. The contents of the license file is protected against manipulation using a checksum. 
Lighthouse 2020Lighthouse 2020 is Intershop's strategic plan aimed at preparing the company for future challenges. The strategy involves a strong focus on B2B and wholesale customers, PaaS and SaaS offerings for Intershop Commerce Suite as well as digitalization consulting in general. 
link groupmechanism that facilitates short link management
link typeone of the available product links
list pricestandard (catalog) price for a product
list viewa view in front end applications of Enfinity Suite 6, Intershop 7 and Intershop Commerce Management, displays multiple objects (and some related information) in a list 
live auctionIn Enfinity Suite 6, a type of auctions in which the auction bidders can bid multiple times and are provided with a history of previous bids; the current bid is displayed in the storefront 
live systemIn a data replication environment, the live system is a dedicated Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management installation that serves the "live" storefront and receives the data prepared in the editing system. 
local catalogcatalog directly created within the channel, which cannot be shared across channels
local componentA content component that can be used on one site only and therefore not be exported 
localeA set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that users want to see in their user interface

Localization is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text. Localization (which is potentially performed multiple times, for different locales) uses the infrastructure or flexibility provided by internationalization.

Generally, internationalization and localization (sometimes combined as "globalization") are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target market.

Overview - Internationalization

Refers to the (exact) geographic position, like an address or GPS coordinates, of a customer, a warehouse etc.

For several purposes (e.g., shipping), locations may be mapped to regions.

locking frameworkThe locking framework provides a mechanism to prevent certain parallel processes accessing the same objects at the same time to avoid conflicts. For example, it must be impossible to import and to replicate the same products at the same time to avoid inconsistent data in the database.Overview - Locking Framework
logging frameworkThe Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management logging framework is used to record application events. Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management sends logging messages via SLF4J, which interfaces to logback as logging system. The combination of SLF4J and logback allows Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management to produce detailed log information and to integrate third-party APIs into its logging framework as necessary.Overview - Logging
loyalty program

Loyalty programs are structured marketing efforts that reward and therefore encourage loyal buying behavior - a behavior that is potentially of benefit to the merchant.

It is very common to offer the customer to collect bonus points with an order that can be redeemed with future order placements.

In marketing generally and in retailing more specifically, a loyalty card (bonus card, rewards card, points card, advantage card, or club card) is a plastic or paper card, visually similar to a credit card or debit card, that identifies the card holder as a member in a loyalty program. Loyalty cards are a system of the loyalty business model.

A loyalty program system is a system (software) used to collect, store and analyze the customer information needed for the loyalty program.


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