Mapping ChannelAdvisor Templates
Text Fields: What You See is What You Get
The Text type allows you to assign a static value to a field.
For example, if all you sell are brand-new products, then you can use the Text option to specify " New " in the Condition field once and it will apply to all SKUs using that template.
Inventory Fields: Use Existing Data As-Is
If a piece of data differs from one product to the next but fits your intended channel's requirements, use the Field type in your template. Match it to the attribute that contains the appropriate information.
Useful for fields like UPC and Description.
Lookup List Fields: Substitute Values
Using a Lookup List in a template compares the info in one column of a list with the value provided in a selected inventory attribute -- it's great for repurposing data originally used for one channel that aligns with another, such as Category.
One channel may use "Toys" while another may require "Toys & Games." Lookup Lists help avoid unnecessary extra data entry.
Business Rule Fields: Transform Information
Similar in concept to formulas in Excel, Business Rules allow you to manipulate data in lots of different ways, including combining and formatting text, if/then logic, and math calculations.
Business rules give you the most flexibility and adaptability in how your data is sent to channels.