When you are selling your products to different merchants, sometimes you may want to merge two or more attribute values together to make your products stand out from others.
For example, you may want to show the price or category name with the product title.
Sample Title attribute:
<g:title> <![CDATA[ Hoodie with Logo ]]> </g:title>
Sample Title attribute merged with the Brand and Quantity attribute:
<g:title> <![CDATA[ Hoodie with Logo, Test Brand, 45.00 USD ]]> </g:title>
As you can see that the above example, you can easily know about the Brand name and the Price of the product without even having a look at the inside of the product.
And for some marketplace, this is important.
For example, if you are generating a feed for Vivino, it clearly says that –
Product name should be the combination of
[Producer]+[Wine name and appellation] + [Vintage] + [Wine Color]
Note: the [Wine Color] should be in English or French.
So the ability to merge attribute values could be really helpful for you.
Now, the good news is that you can easily merge multiple attribute values together with the Product Feed Manager plugin.
In this guide, I will show you how can do this.
Since you are here, I assume you’ve already created a feed or set up attribute values for your preferred merchants.
Before we start, you should know that this is a Pro feature and you will require the Pro version of the plugin and the license must be activated beforehand to use this feature.
1. Create a new feed and select a merchant from the dropdown or open an existing feed.
2. Click on the Attribute Type dropdown of the attribute where you want to use the Combined Field feature.
Select the Combined Attributes option:
Once you select the Combined Attributes option, you will see that a new Combined Attribute field is added to the attribute and the ID of the attribute is already included in the field.
3. Click on the Attributes Values dropdown and here you will see all the values are listed here.
You can select more than one value from this dropdown, one by one, and their IDs will be included in the Combined Attributes field:
Also, you can use any separators between the IDs.
You can type any value as a separator or you can simply select any separator from the dropdown. (You can use any text as a separator)
You can manually add or remove attribute IDs on this field.
4. Once you are done with the merging, simply click on the Publish or Update button and then open the feed to see the changes.
However, if you don’t see any changes, you should clear your browser cache and Purge Cache from the plugin, and you should see them.