GoDataFeed uses internal system fields when we import your products to identify and sort your source file data, then pre-map your product fields to shopping channel fields. This means, you will see some fields like Brand, Description and Title already mapped after you added a feed while other fields are not mapped.
You can use the Mapping page to map additional source fields or map static text like "in stock" which is applied to all products.
Please note, Mapping is executed first when the feed is processed. Any filters, categories or rules will be processed after we map the feed data.
Ways to map data
- Imported product source field
- Designated with a prefix like this: [P.][Name] or [P.][color]
- As mentioned above, most feeds will have standard fields already mapped like Sku, Title, Brand, Description and ImageURL
- To map a source field, type to find a matching source field and then select the field from the drop-down list
- The source field list shows you both the source field name or label and the system field name
- Static text string or number for all products
- Useful if you need to map accepted values that are not in your source data
- For example, Google 'availability' can be mapped to the words "in stock" and then you can create a rule to set 'availability' to the words "out of stock" where your quantity is 0
Rules count & filter button
On the right side of the screen, you will see a button showing the number of rules for a given feed field. When you click this button, you will be taken to the Rules page with the rules list filtered to show you all rules for the feed field.
Additional actions on the Mapping page
- Show/hide feed field descriptions which may contain important details about channel data requirements and accepted values
- Sort fields using the drop-down
How import mapping and feed mapping relate
When you import your products, we map your source data to our internal system fields which we call your product catalog. Remember that the first 19 or so internal system fields are called Standard Fields. We provide 200 available custom fields to import additional data. You can use the import mapping labels to change the field name we show in the feed field lists on mapping and rules.
When you add a feed, our system will auto-map any matching standard fields. From the feed mapping page, you can map additional imported source data fields.
Mapping fields or static values
- Go to the Feeds tab from the left navigation
- Open the desired template
- Select Mapping from the sidebar menu
- To map source fields, use the channel mapping drop-down menu to the right of each field to select the matching source data fields.
- To map static values, enter the desired value into the text box instead of choosing a source field from the drop-down option. Static values will apply to all products for the chosen field.
Example: For 'Condition', you might enter the word "New" into the combo box for the applicable feed field. This value will be mapped to that feed's condition field for all of your products.
Mapping<>Rules count filter
This button not only shows a count of how many rules exist for a given field, but you can see the full list of rules with a click.
To add/remove feed fields you must clone the feed template
- Go to the Feeds tab from the top navigation
- Navigate to the feed row and select the three dots located on the right to Clone the feed
- The feed name must be unique
- Copy all of the feed
- Activate the cloned feed template
- Open the feed
- Go to the Mapping page
- At the bottom of the Mapping page, find the Template fields
- Use the field editor to add or remove feed fields to or from the template