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  1. Product Feed Magento Extension User Guide Official extension page: Product Feed User Guide: Product Feed Page 1 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  2. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 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 ………………………………………………………..………9 7. Ready-made templates for feeds creation …………………………………….….. 10 8. Feed generation mode and other feed options…………………………………..11 9. Configure feed content……………………………………………………………………12 10. Select products for the feed……………………………………………………..…….17 11. Specify delivery data……………………………………..……………………………….18 User Guide: Product Feed Page 2 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  3. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 1. Product Feed Settings 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. 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. To edit the extension settings please go to admin panel -> System -> Configuration -> Product Feeds User Guide: Product Feed Page 3 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  4. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 4 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  5. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 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’. 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’. User Guide: Product Feed Page 5 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  6. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 6 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  7. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 5. Editing of text attributes with custom fields 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’. User Guide: Product Feed Page 7 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  8. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 5. Editing of text attributes with custom fields Use ‘Modification’ field for numeric attributes to modify the values either by percent or by fixed amount. At the ‘Advanced Mapping’ tab you can combine several fields to create one value. User Guide: Product Feed Page 8 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  9. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 6. Creation of product feeds Now we got to creation of feeds. For this please go to Catalog -> Product Feeds -> Feeds. User Guide: Product Feed Page 9 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  10. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 7. Ready-made templates for feeds creation 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 User Guide: Product Feed Page 10 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  11. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 8. Feed generation mode and other feed options 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) User Guide: Product Feed Page 11 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  12. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 9. Configure feed content 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. 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 12 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  13. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 9. Configure feed content 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 13 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  14. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 9. Configure feed content When you choose ‘Yes’ for ‘parent’ setting, data from the main configurable product will be used. It is possible to limit the number of characters for the data values. Once you complete configuring the data entry, please click ‘Insert’ button. User Guide: Product Feed Page 14 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  15. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 15 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  16. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 9. Configure feed content 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. 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. User Guide: Product Feed Page 16 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  17. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 10. Select products for the 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. You can narrow down the list of products by creating complex rules with AND | OR logics. User Guide: Product Feed Page 17 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  18. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com 11. Specify delivery data 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. In addition you can specify the path where file should be uploaded and whether to use passive or active mode for ftp connection. User Guide: Product Feed Page 18 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html

  19. Copyright © 2013 amasty.com Thank you! Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/support.html Your feedback is absolutely welcome! User Guide: Product Feed Page 19 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html