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1. Product Feed Settings
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2. Custom fields to modify original attributes
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When ‘Attribute’ or ‘...
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Product feed: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide.

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What is a product feed and why do you need it? A product feed is a file with data about all your store products, which you upload to comparison shopping engines like Google Product Search, Nextag, Amazon.com, etc. Customers often refer to the comparison shopping engines, so it is crucial to make products appear in the search results. You can learn more at http://amasty.com/product-feed.html

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Product feed: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide.

  1. 1. User Guide: Product Feed Page 1 Product Feed Magento Extension User Guide Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com
  2. 2. Table of contents: 1. Product Feed Settings ….………………………………………………………………….3 2. Custom fields to modify original attributes ….…………………………………...4 3. General data and base attribute for a custom field ……..……………….……..5 4. Editing of prices and numeric data with custom fields ……..…….………….6 5. Editing of text attributes with custom fields ….……………………………….…7 6. Creation of product feeds ………………………………………………………..………8 7. Ready-made templates for feeds creation …………………………………….….. 9 8. Feed generation mode and other feed options ………………………………….10 9. Configure feed content ………………………………………………………………….. 11 10. Select products for the feed ……………………………………………………..…... 16 11. Specify delivery data ……………………………………..…………………………….. 17 Copyright © 2013 amasty.com Page 2 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html User Guide: Product Feed
  3. 3. Page 3 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html 1. Product Feed Settings To edit the extension settings please go to admin panel -> System -> Configuration -> Product Feeds Copyright © 2013 amasty.com You can set maximum memory which can be used for generation of feeds and batch size. Let’s say you have 1000 products in catalog and batch size of 100. The product feed will be generated in 10 iterations of 100. The purpose of this is to insure that your server will not get overloaded. User Guide: Product Feed You can enable two additional options for feeds: 1. Ability to use url of parent products for associated items of configurable products. 2. An option to either use default image or just skip image for products, which do not have images.
  4. 4. Page 4 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html 2. Custom fields to modify original attributes It is possible to create custom fields for cases when you need to modify the original values of an attribute. For this please go to Catalog -> Product Feeds -> Custom Fields. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed
  5. 5. Page 5 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html 3. General data and base attribute for a custom field Please specify the custom field name, code and choose the attribute based on which the custom field is created. In this case it is ‘Brand’. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed Default value will be used if some product does not use the base attribute - e.g. is not assigned to any brand. It can be set either statically or as a dynamic variable. For dynamic variable you can specify an alternative attribute which can be used instead of the base one in cases when a product does not use the base attribute. E.g. you can specify {manufacturer} as default value for cases when a product does not use attribute ‘brand’.
  6. 6. Page 6 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed 4. Editing of prices and numeric data with custom fields ‘Modification’ field can be used for numeric attributes to modify the values either by percent or by fixed amount. E.g. you can increase values of attribute ‘Price’ by 10% or decrease them by fixed amount of 5.
  7. 7. Page 7 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed At the ‘Mapping’ tab you can specify with which values the original text values of the base attribute should be replaced. In our case we replace category name ‘Cell Phones’ with ‘Electronics > Communications > Telephony > Mobile Phones’. 5. Editing of text attributes with custom fields
  8. 8. Page 8 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed Now we got to creation of feeds. For this please go to Catalog -> Product Feeds -> Feeds. 6. Creation of product feeds
  9. 9. Page 8 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed When you create feed, you can use the ready made template. This way feed will contain all the basic settings for the certain shopping search engine. You can do any custom adjustments during the creation process or later. There are templates available for several shopping engines: shopping.com, google.com, myshopping.com, nextag.com, shopmania.com, amazon.com 7. Ready-made templates for feeds creation
  10. 10. Page 9 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed At the general tab you can: 1. Select for which store view to create the feed. 2. Specify its name. 3. Choose format (XML, CSV or TXT). 4. Specify the name of the feed file. After the feed generation the file can be either downloaded manually from Magento backend or from the ftp location you specify at the Delivery tab. 5. Select feed generation mode (Manual, Daily, Weekly or Monthly). 6. Choose delivery type – manual download of feed file or upload of the file via ftp. 7. Set the number of pictures used for the product. (while adjusting the feed you’ll be able to choose one of the pictures for the ‘image’ type of field) 8. Feed generation mode and other feed options
  11. 11. Page 10 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed The ‘Content’ tab allows to configure which product data to include in the product feeds. The functionality of the tab depends on the format you select at the ‘General’ tab. If you choose XML format, you will get fields for entering the feed header, footer and product information. 9. Configure feed content To add a line of data to a feed, please enter the attribute xml tag according to the specification of a particular shopping search engine, e.g. g:price for google. Please select the type of data to enter – a product attribute, a custom field or just some plain text. Please see the next page for continuation.
  12. 12. Page 11 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed When ‘Attribute’ or ‘Custom Field’ data type is selected, in the ‘Value’ field you can choose which attribute or custom field to enter into the feed. 9. Configure feed content
  13. 13. Page 12 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed 9. Configure feed content It is possible to limit the number of characters for the data values. Once you complete configuring the data entry, please click ‘Insert’ button. When you choose ‘Yes’ for ‘parent’ setting, data from the main configurable product will be used.
  14. 14. Page 13 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed 9. Configure feed content With CSV or TXT format, at the ‘Content’ tab you can get options for feed file formatting – whether to show column names in the feed file, how to separate fields, etc. To add a line with data to the feed please click ‘Add Column’ button. For each line you can indicate the column header (title), choose type of data, select the value, specify which text should be displayed before and after the values, max value length.
  15. 15. Page 14 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed In the ‘Formats’ section you can specify the date format for the feed file, choose how many digits should be displayed after delimiter for decimal prices. 9. Configure feed content You can also choose whether to use value of parent configurable product for associate products if attribute is empty and whether to use category in URL or not. Choose whether to use default image for products without images.
  16. 16. Page 15 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed At the ‘Conditions’ tab you can choose which products to include in the feed. It is possible to select which product types to include in the feed, e.g. ‘Simple’ and ‘Configurable’ and whether to include disabled and out of stock products in the feed. 10. Select products for the feed You can narrow down the list of products by category or by product attributes, e.g. add products only from certain categories and with price higher then 50.
  17. 17. Page 16 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed When you select ‘FTP’ as delivery type at the ‘General’ tab, at the ‘Delivery’ tab you can enter credentials of the ftp account, to which the feed should uploaded. 11. Specify delivery data In addition you can specify the path where file should be uploaded and whether to use passive or active mode for ftp connection.
  18. 18. Thank you! Your feedback is absolutely welcome! Page 17 Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/support.html Support: http://amasty.com/support.html Copyright © 2013 amasty.com User Guide: Product Feed

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