# Bootstrap the Commerce Engine

Abstract

How to run the Bootstrap operation on the Commerce Engine after changes are made to the configuration files.

Bootstrapping is the process of loading a set of changed configurations into the commerce system, changing the data models or functionality.

Whenever you make changes to any environment configuration files, you must run the Bootstrap operation on the Commerce Engine to ensure that your changes are propagated to the global database.

To bootstrap the Commerce Engine:

1. In the Postman Collections pane, expand the SitecoreCommerce_DevOps collection.

2. Open the 1 Environment Bootstrap folder and execute the Bootstrap Sitecore Commerce request.