In YumaPOS solutions, the term category refers to a group of menu items with similar properties (such as salads, drinks, etc.). This topic helps you use and manage the Categories list.

View the Categories List

To view a list of categories

  • In the left pane of Back Office Management console, expand the Items List node, and click Categories List.

On this page you can do the following:

Add New Category

This section explains how to add new menu category to the Categories list.

To add new menu category

  1. Click Add Category.
  2. Complete the Add menu category form that opens, and then click Save:

The Add menu category form defines the following elements:

  • Name: specifies the category name (mandatory).
  • Active: specifies whether this category is active.
  • Mobile Enabled: specify whether items from this category are available in Customer Mobile app.
  • [yellow bar]: allows you to set the days and hours (referred to as availability hours) when the category items are available in POS terminals and Mobile apps.
  • Sort by: allows you to select the sort type for items from this category.
  • Stores: specifies stores where this category is available.
  • Course: specifies the course for items from this category.
  • Printer: specifies the kitchen printer used to print out the orders with items of this category (for more information, see Kitchen Printers). 

Edit Existing Category

To edit menu category

  1. In the Categories list, click a category to update.
  2. On the tabbed page that opens, navigate to the General tab (similar to the Add menu category form described earlier in this topic), and make appropriate changes.
  3. Click Update to save your changes.

NOTE: If you updated the category availabilty hours or the list of stores where this category is available, Back Office dispays the Update Category dialog box that lets you specify whether to propagate these changes to child items of this category:

For example, the settings of the above shown dialog box let you automatically update the availabilty hours for all child items of this category.

Delete Categories

To delete categories

  1. From the Categories list, select category(ies) to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. When prompted, confirm the deletion operation.


  • This operation permanently deletes the selected categories.
  • You cannot delete nonempty categories (the categories, which include at least one item).

Change Order of the Categories List

This section explains how to change the order in which categories are displayed in POS terminal apps and Mobile apps.

To change order of the Categories List

  1. Click Edit Positions.
  2. Change the list order by moving selected categories up or down.
  3. When finished, click Save.

See also

  •  watch our help video about managing the Categories list: