In another knowledge base article, Using the Google Listings Table to Edit Google Field Values, we demonstrated how to edit values directly in your Google listing fields, which are referred to as “Overrides” in Sproxi. From a data hierarchy, or data priority perspective, when data is written directly into a Google value field, it has the highest priority, meaning whatever is entered into this “value” field will show in your Google feed. Even if you have mapped different fields to this Google Attribute Field, once you insert something into the “Overrides” field, this is what will be sent out in your feed.
NOTE: remember, when an override value is applied to a Google Attribute field, it will supersede all other data applied to that field. You can easily remove the override value, just keep that in mind.
There are two ways to create override values. You can edit a specific Google Listing in Sproxi or use on of the five bulk edit buttons, which are explained briefly below:
- Edit – once selected, simply type in a value and select the Google Attribute to apply this value to.
- Recipe – In Sproxi, recipes allow you to create a field using static date, tokens, fields, or a combination of all.
- Meta – this will bulk apply a specific meta data field to a Google Attribute field.
- Custom – apply a field you custom created in Sproxi to a Google Attribute.
- Attribute -imported or custom created attributes are applied to a Google Attribute field.
Using the Bulk “Edit” Button
This first button to notice is the greed “edit” button. This button will allow you to edit a value directly into the Google attribute. When executed this value will have top priority and override the value set in any other Sproxi tool. For a better understanding of this, please consult the help desk article, Using the Google Listings Edit Feature.
The short video below is an example of how to use this feature. In this example, we are using the bulk “edit” button to put the static value of “Sale” directly into the “Custom Label 0” Google attribute to use in a rule we created for our Google Merchant Center rules. But in doing so, we mistakenly marked an item not on sale with “Sale” and illustrate how to remove that value.
Mapping a Recipe Using the Bulk Edit Feature
In this example we are using the bulk edit feature to use a recipe we built for a select number of products. After applying this recipe, you will notice how the Title of the select products change to the Title we built in a recipe. To learn about recipes, please read the knowledge base article titled, What Are Recipes in Sproxi.
Using the Bulk Edit Feature for Meta Data
As in the previous videos above, you can also bulk edit directly to a Google attribute using the bulk edit feature. Simply select desired products, select the meta data field from the drop down, and then select the Google attribute you want to map the meta data to. It’s worth pointing out here that often times your WooCommerce theme and plugins and install a large amount of different meta data fields. Sproxi provides the ability to “show/hide” the imported meta data fields so you only have to see the meta data fields your actually going to see or need.
Using the Bulk Edit Button to Map Custom Fields
Custom fields are created for Sproxi Products (PRODUCT MANAGEMENT > Other > Custom Fields) and are designed to allow you to create as many fields you want and apply these fields to Sproxi products and map them Google listings. These fields can contain just about any data you want them to from shipping revenue, discount codes, etc. For additional information on using custom fields in Sproxi, please consult our knowledge base article titled, Creating a Custom Field for Sproxi Products.
The article above takes you through the process of creating custom fields and applying them to Sproxi products. The screen shot below presumes these custom fields have been assigned to products (one, some, or all) and then mapped to a Google attribute field. In the example below, I am applying the custom field “brand” to the Google attribute brand. If that custom field is attached to a Sproxi product, it will insert that value into the Google attribute brand as mapped in the video.