Tier Config

Updated: July 16, 2020
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Overview

Tier Config[urations] represent instances of reseller-level product configuration.

IMPORTANT! Only Preview type of Сonfigs could be created via the Connect portal – they are marked as Test

All other types of Configs are created in the commerce systems.

The main screen of the Tier Configs module displays a list of Сonfigs with robust sorting and search options:

Creating a Tier Config

There are two ways of creating a Tier Config. The first one appears on default screen when you don’t have existing configs:

Right after the very first config is created, the view will be changed a bit and creation button will be available on the top-right:

After clicking the CREATE TIER CONFIG button, the corresponding popup appears. The config creation wizard contains 4 to 6 steps, depending on the Reseller Tiers model:

Below, we outline the step-by-step description of every screen of the config creation wizard.

STEP 1 (General)

  • Tier Config type – it is greyed out with the preset Preview type as another reminder that we can only create Preview type config here;
  • Product – we can only create a config for an active product;
  • Marketplace– real marketplace defined by a provider should be set here;
  • Reseller tiers– this should be chosen depending on which tiers model describes your marketplace;
  • Provider, Countries – the parameters are transferred automatically from the given Marketplace.

STEP 2, STEP 3 (T2 Account, T2 Parameters)

Optional and appears only if you have chosen T1+T2 reseller tiers model in the previous step.

STEP 4 (T1 Account)

On the next screen, depending on the Reseller Tiers set earlier, we either go through both Tier 1 and Tier 2 accounts or we only select Tier 1 account. There is an option to select an already existing account or create a new one:

When you create a new account, data fields must be populated with randomly generated values, those values are generated based on a country which is randomly chosen from a list of countries associated with a particular marketplace selected earlier. All other auto-generated fields will contain data valid for the country.

A couple of additional controls are also available:

  • Randomize – this button generates another bundle of auto-generated data;
  • Clear – erases all the fields, this allows manually entry to these fields. 

STEP 5 (T1 Parameters)

This screen allows inputting values for parameters of the Ordering phase if the parameters are previously created for a product. Here we can test both scenarios – when tiers parameters are attached to the initial request (switch set to Enable) and when those values are not provided (switch set to Disable).

STEP 6 (Summary)

Finally, you will see the summary page, where you can see all the objects that were created and their current statuses. This page will automatically update itself in order to display current actual information.  

All the objects are clickable links that will open a corresponding object in a new tab that allows easily handle them and proceed with a summary screen again.

After clicking the CLOSE button, the config will appear in the list of Tier Configs.

Tier Config Details

There are two logical blocks – information (1)  and the Update button (2). Both of them are described below:

(1) Tier Config Details screen in many ways are similar to requeststhe difference you see here is the control panel rendered in the way that is similar to how it is displayed in a commerce system. 

Parameters, Tiers, Requests, and Assets associated with this tier config are described at different tabs and are still a part of tier config details.

(2) Update button opens the wizard which allows adding Ordering Phase parameters values.

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