The URIs tab is only used if you set the Link Source to "URI Management".
In Version 9, the term "URI Management" is a heading in the button, but it also refers to a new style of URLs. URI Management style URLs are similar to legacy SEO short links, but they are much more configurable:
but see also: Changing Your Link Source.
Use the Generate Button when you want to create or update your URI Management style URLs.
|What it Says in the Generate URIs Dialog Box||What That Means|
|Generating URIs will use the current URI templates to create new URIs for each of the items selected.||This dialog box uses the template code on the URI Management > Settings Tab to create your URLs.|
|Existing URIs will be handled according to the current update settings for each item.||
The URI Management > Settings tab has policy settings that control what URLs are updated and when. For example:
However, the Generate URIs dialog box has its own policy settings under the labels:
URIs to Generate and Behavior.
The Generate URIs dialog box ignores the policy settings in the Settings tab.
|URIs to Generate:||
An example is the OINF page. It is used to start the checkout process, but it does not have its own page in the admin interface. The OINF page has logic built-in that directs the customer to either the OCST Page (Customer Information Page) if they are logged in or the ORDL Page (Order Login Page) if they are not logged in.
If you select this option, URLs will be generated for the "pseudopages" in your on-line store.
The Redirect button is only visible if you select a URI in the URIs tab. You can use it to manually convert an existing URI into a redirect.
|Store:||The store where you are going to create the URls.|
In most cases you would use the Generate button to create a group of URIs, but you can use the Add URI button to add them one at a time
|URI||Enter a string for the URI. There are few restrictions for what this string can look like.|
|Store:||The store where you want to create the URI.|
|Destination:||Select the screen (pseudo-page), page, category, or product that you want to load with your URI.|