Ãœbercart uses the Taxonomy system to organize products by manufacturer. The Manufacturer module creates a vocabulary called Manufacturers and extends the taxonomy terms with phone and fax numbers, websites, and logo images. The vocabulary is created with the following properties:
- No inheritance -- There is no structure to the vocabulary, all terms are on the same level.
- Not required -- Products need not have a listed manufacturer.
- Free tagging -- Manufacturers can be created as needed from the product creation page.
- Multiple selection -- Products may be listed under multiple manufacturers, but this should be avoided because it's probably not true. This property is required for "free tagging" vocabularies.
The Manufacturer settings page actually points to the term list of the Manufacturer vocabulary under Administer > Content management > Categories.