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Batch Product Updates

This section explains how to update groups of similar products using the Batch Product Update Manager. The process for batch updating products includes generating a list of products matching entered search criteria, then performing a batch update to selected product attributes including General Attributes, Sales Tax Rules, Product Type Attributes and Channel Attributes. Batch updates are an efficient way to perform global changes to such attributes as images, discounts or product status. The steps for this process are:

 

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Path: Back Office > Products > Batch Product Updates

 

Generate Product List

Generating a list of products  is very similar to the “Search for a Product” process in that you use the available product search parameters.

 

Step

Action

1

Select Batch Product Update from the Product Manager drop-down list.

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2

The Filter Products section enables the generation of a list of products using a wide range of product search parameters. 

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tip.PNGTip: Prior to starting a new search, click Clear to clear all prior search parameters. This helps avoid any unwanted updates, which cannot be undone.

3

Select the filter criteria from each product attribute sections (General Attributes, Merchandise Hierarchy, Custom Attributes and Channel Attributes) as desired for the batch update.

4

Once finished, click Search, located at the bottom of the Filter Products box.

5

The Batch Update interface displays the total number of products matching entered search criteria in a title bar above the General Attributes tab.

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  • To view all matching products, click the View Matches link.

  • To refine the list, modify any Search Parameters in the Filter Products section. Then, click Search again.

  • To update matching products, continue to the next step.

 

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The Batch Update header enables navigation between four sections, where each section enables updating of specific product attributes.

General Attributes - All standard and custom general attributes, as well as sales tax rules

Product Type (Footwear) Information - All product type custom attributes

Channels - All standard and custom sales channel attributes including pricing information

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Continue with the instructions below for selecting attributes from the four different product sections.

 

 

Select Batch Update Attributes

Update General Attributes

 

Step

Action

1

Select the General Attributes link to access the attribute fields for updating.

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2

 For each General and Product Type attribute to be updated:

  • check the Field box

  • select the Action to be taken

  • select/enter a Value

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3

Once all the attributes to be updated are selected, click on the Update Products button.

caution.PNGCaution: All updates are permanent and cannot be reverted. Make sure to review all products, fields, actions and values before committing the update.

4

The system prompts you to confirm the update action. Click OK to continue with the update.

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Update Channel Attributes

Depending on the channel, the attributes selection varies and provides action options.

 

Step

Action

1

Click on the Channels link to access the list of channels.

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2

Click on the Update link of the channel you want to perform the Batch Update for.

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3

Each channel has attributes to be selected, and related action options that include a value field.

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  1. Select the checkbox of each attribute you want to update.

  2. Select an action from the related drop-down list.

  3. Enter any values for that action.

 

4

Once all the attributes to be updated are selected, click on the Update Products button.

caution.PNGCaution: All updates are permanent and cannot be reverted. Make sure to review all products, fields, actions and values before committing the update.

5

The system prompts you to confirm the update action. Click OK to continue with update.

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