The Connect pipelines

Understanding how the Connect pipelines and their processors work provides you with insight into how dependencies are rendered, how tokens for rendering variants are created, how CSS classes are generated, and so on.

A pipeline consists of a sequence of processors. A processor is a .NET class that implements a method. When a pipeline is invoked, the processors are run in order. You can extend and customize the pipelines by adding or replacing processors. Extending a pipeline involves modifying the pipeline definition located in a Sitecore patch file.

The following table details available Connect pipelines.

Pipeline

Description

Cart

The Cart pipeline invokes integration and engagement logic used in the Cart API.

Pricing

The Pricing pipeline retrieves pricing and promotion data using the Pricing API.

Orders

The Orders pipeline uses the Orders API to get order information.

Catalog

The Catalog pipeline using the Catalog API to search and handle facets for catalog items.

Globalization

The Globalization pipeline determines the culture chosen using the Globalization API.

Inventory

The Inventory pipeline retrieves stock information using the Inventory API.

Customer

The Customer pipeline invokes integration and engagement logic used in the Customer API.

Product sync

The Product Sync pipeline invokes integration and engagement logic used in the Product sync API.

Gift cards

The integration and engagement logic used in the Gift Card API is implemented by pipelines that can be customized as needed. There is a pipeline for each method on the API.

Loyalty programs and cards

The integration and engagement logic used in the Loyalty Program and Card API is implemented by pipelines that can be customized as needed. There is a pipeline for each method on the API.

Payments

The integration and engagement logic used in the Payments API is implemented by pipelines that can be customized as needed. There is a pipeline for each method on the API.

Shipping

The Shipping pipeline manages shipping information using the Shipping API.

Wish lists

The Wish Lists pipeline manages wish lists using the Wish lists API.