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How to easily mass update products?
How to easily mass update products?
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There are scenarios where the fastest way to enrich attributes is by creating a mass update. Mass action update refers to performing a single action that applies to multiple items or data simultaneously. It allows users to save time and effort by making bulk changes to items instead of individually editing each one.

You can achieve this by following these steps:

Step 0: Choose or create a file for mass action

To initiate a mass action, gather the set of products you intend to update. If you don't have this set yet, easily generate an export within Elovate by navigating to APPS > Import/Export > Export > Create New Export. Here, utilize the rule builer to filter results based on your criteria, enabling you to execute your mass action on the desired products.

You could create an export where products have the status "enabled" and visibility "catalog search" from the categories '- Eetkamerstoelen' and '- Gamestoelen'. After applying these filters, you'll see 181 results, along with the fields for export, such as SKU, category, and status. This allows you to efficiently update categories and statuses across multiple products. For a more detailed explanation visit the article: 'How to add an export job?'

Step 1: Choose or create a file for mass action

Transform the data by either directly modifying the information in your file or utilizing Elovate's Rule Builder for efficient adjustments.

Modify information directly within the file

Below you see an example of the sheet with status 1, change this to status 2.

โ€‹Modify data by using master rules

You can create master rules either by navigating to 'Configuration > Master Rules' or directly within the import process. For instance, you could hypothetically devise a rule stipulating that if an attribute is set to status 1, it should be updated to status 2. Further elucidation on master rules is available in the article title: 'How to use master rules?

Step 2: Create a import job

Navigate to: APPS > Import / Export > Import > Add new import. From here it depends if you will import where the information has already been adjusted or will make a mass action by using a rule.

Modify information directly within the file

When you've already changed data in the sheet, all there's left for you to do is press validate.

Modify data by using master rules

When validating the exported file, Elevate should indicate no updates are necessary. In such cases, navigate to the 'Add Rules' tab. If you've previously created a rule via 'General Settings > Master Rules,' easily select it for your job. Save the rule and revalidate the file. Upon completion, reopen the file and run the import. If no rule exists, simply create a new one by clicking 'Add New Rule.'

Step 3: Check for updates & Import

For both examples provided, your file needs to be validated, after which all that remains is to verify if the updates align with your intentions. In this particular example, it should resemble the following:

Once you are satisfied, simply scroll down and click on 'Run Import'.

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