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Getting Started

Commerce Server 2002

Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 provides a set of tools for the site developer, system administrator, and business manager to develop, deploy, and manage commerce applications for the Web.

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Installing, upgrading, and deploying Commerce ServerInstalling Commerce Server 2002

Upgrading from Previous Versions

Unpacking a Site

Deploying Your Site

Replicating Catalog Content

Maintaining High Availability

Commerce Server architectureCommerce Server Architecture

Business Desk Architecture

Commerce Server .NET Application Framework

Basic Structures of the Logical Schema

Pipeline Basics

Planning Your Site Architecture

Planning and designing a new siteSolution Sites

Planning Your Commerce Server Installation

International Transactions

Developing applicationsDeveloper Tools

Software Development Kit

Programmer's Reference

Commerce Server .NET Application Framework

International Retail Site

Developing an International Site

Integrating with BizTalk Server

Integrating Custom Resources

Building Business Desk Modules

Troubleshooting Your Applications

SecurityBest Practices for Security

Important Security Notes

Developing a Secure Site

Deploying a Secure Site

Securing Your Databases

AuthenticationBest Practices for Authentication

Integrating with Passport

Exchange 2000 Outlook Web Access Basic Authentication

Core Objects

Code to Retrieve Login Credentials

Login.asp Code for the Retail Solution Site

Login.asp Code for the Supplier Solution Site

AuthManager Object

Managing sites, applications, and resourcesSystem Administrator Tools

Managing Commerce Sites

Managing Commerce Applications and Web Servers

Managing Commerce Resources

Scripting DTS Tasks

Managing databasesDatabases

Managing the Administration Database

Managing Data Sources in the Profiles Resource

Product Catalog SystemProduct Catalog System

Catalog Concepts

Best Practices for Catalogs

Importing an XML Catalog File

Creating a Catalog Definition

Creating a Catalog

Pricing a Product in a Base Catalog

Product Catalog Objects

Catalog XML Structures

Integrating a Third-Party Product Catalog

Replicating Catalog Content

Profiling SystemProfiling System

Profile Concepts

Profiling System Objects

Profiles Schema

Profiling System and the OLE DB Provider

Profile XML Structures

Managing Data Sources in the Profiles Resource

Managing Profile Definitions in the Profiles Resource

Creating a Profile Definition with Two Data Sources

Business Desk Profiles

Business Analytics SystemBusiness Analytics System

Creating Custom Reports

Analysis/Reporting Schema

Analysis/Reporting XML Structures

Business Desk Analysis


Predictor Resource Tutorial

Prediction and Data Mining Concepts

Predictor Schema

Analysis Models

Running the Predictor Resource

Data WarehouseData Warehouse

Data Warehouse Concepts

Extending the Data Warehouse Logical Schema

Data Warehouse Schema

Data Warehouse, Analysis, and the OLE DB Provider

Multiple Sites and One Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse Import Wizard

Importing Data into the Data Warehouse

Scripting DTS Tasks

Targeting SystemTargeting System

Targeting and Personalization Concepts

Business Desk Campaigns


Expression XML Structures

Targeting Objects

Extending the Content Selection Framework


Campaign Concepts

Creating a Marketing Campaign

Creating an Ad

DiscountsDiscount Concepts

Creating a Discount

Discount Examples

Direct MailCommerce Server Direct Mailer

Direct Mail Concepts

Running Direct Mailer

Creating Direct Mail

Creating a Mailing List

Direct Mailer Pipeline

OrdersOrder Management Concepts

Finding, Viewing, and Sorting Orders

Business process pipelinesPipeline Concepts

Working with Pipelines

Building Pipeline Components

Pipeline Objects

Pipeline Component Reference

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