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Creating Attributes via Inventory Bulk Upload Spreadsheet

Creating User Defined Inventory Fields also referred to as attributes is necessary in order to accommodate the unique characteristics of your inventory. The ChannelAdvisor inventory bulk upload spreadsheet allows for the easy creation and update of all of your attributes in bulk.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Overview of Task


Within the ChannelAdvisor Inventory Bulk Upload Spreadsheet, you will find several columns that are devoted to the creation of user defined fields. Using these fields, you will be able to easily create your user defined fields and populate them with the appropriate values.

 

How to Create Attributes Via Spreadsheet


Complete the following steps related to this task:

    1. Perform an export of your inventory or open the "ChannelAdvisor Inventory Format".
    2. Locate the columns labeled Attribute 1 Name and Attribute 1 Value .
    3. Type the name of the attribute under the Attribute 1 Name heading (ie "Color").
    4. Type the value under the Attribute 1 Value heading (ie "Red").
    5. Repeat these steps for each attribute.
    6. Upload your spreadsheet. Any attribute that does not already exist in your account will be created new upon upload.

Note:

  • Attributes created as the result of a bulk inventory upload will be created with the Attribute Type "Appears on All Items in Inventory". For creating attributes at the classification-level, please see the section entitled 'How to Create Attributes Via the User Interface' on the Using Inventory Attributes guide.
  • You may add additional attributes to your upload by creating additional columns in the spreadsheet using the same naming structure (ie Attribute 50 Name and Attribute 50 Value ).

Creating User Defined Inventory Fields also referred to as attributes is necessary in order to accommodate the unique characteristics of your inventory. The ChannelAdvisor inventory bulk upload spreadsheet allows for the easy creation and update of all of your attributes in bulk.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Overview of Task


Within the ChannelAdvisor Inventory Bulk Upload Spreadsheet, you will find several columns that are devoted to the creation of user defined fields. Using these fields, you will be able to easily create your user defined fields and populate them with the appropriate values.

 

How to Create Attributes Via Spreadsheet


Complete the following steps related to this task:

    1. Perform an export of your inventory or open the "ChannelAdvisor Inventory Format".
    2. Locate the columns labeled Attribute 1 Name and Attribute 1 Value .
    3. Type the name of the attribute under the Attribute 1 Name heading (ie "Color").
    4. Type the value under the Attribute 1 Value heading (ie "Red").
    5. Repeat these steps for each attribute.
    6. Upload your spreadsheet. Any attribute that does not already exist in your account will be created new upon upload.

Note:

  • Attributes created as the result of a bulk inventory upload will be created with the Attribute Type "Appears on All Items in Inventory". For creating attributes at the classification-level, please see the section entitled 'How to Create Attributes Via the User Interface' on the Using Inventory Attributes guide.
  • You may add additional attributes to your upload by creating additional columns in the spreadsheet using the same naming structure (ie Attribute 50 Name and Attribute 50 Value ).
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