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Submitted by gahanpip on Sat, 2019-03-16 15:45 in

Can anyone help with the use of the google feeds at CJ? I have tried to use them but can't get them to work, I have tried importing them but no luck. There are a number of UK companies (argos for one) who have switched to the google format and stopped using the "legacy format" at CJ...I used to get good sales results from argos but I'm no longer able to use their feed.

Philip

Submitted by support on Mon, 2019-03-18 08:09

Hello Philip,

I know of several users working with the CJ Google format feeds so they should be OK - double check on Feed Registration Step 2 that the values you are mapping for the required fields have values as can be the case with some XML formats, for example if the price is actually a child element of PRICE e.g.

<price>
  <buynow>9.99</buynow>
</price>

(I don't actually have a copy of the Google format feed to hand so the above is just a generic example)

...the auto-detection would select PRICE as it is in the common fields array for the Price field however in this case that would need to be changed to PRICE/BUYNOW.

That may be all it is - don't forget that you can use Tools > Feed Utilities > Parse Analysis to check if the problem is that there are no valid values for one or more of the required fields; if still no joy if you could copy and paste the Sample Data for the first product (shown below the form on Feed Registration Step 2) - i'll remove before publishing your reply) I check it out further with you...

Cheers,
David.
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PriceTapestry.com

Submitted by stuartqwh on Mon, 2019-03-18 10:12

I had the same problem...

The feed auto-detect defaults to SALE_PRICE you need to select PRICE
(I also manually set the Merchant Name as well).

Submitted by gahanpip on Wed, 2019-03-20 17:43

Thank you, helpful as always

Philip

Submitted by gahanpip on Mon, 2019-04-29 10:00

I'm baffled!

Still having problems with CJ Google feeds.
I have tried all the formats and no success. The xml format I thought would be the one to use gives only one field (ADDITIONAL-IMAGE-LINK)

I have used a fresh install of the script to experiment with.

{links saved}

Any ideas?

Philip

Submitted by support on Mon, 2019-04-29 11:32

Hello Philip,

The format auto-detection is picking up ADDITIONAL-IMAGE-LINK as the main record element due to it appearing more times than the actual main record element which is ENTRY. On Feed Registration Step 2, edit the auto-detected format string down to just:

xml|FEED/ENTRY/

...and everything should then work as expected...

Cheers,
David.
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PriceTapestry.com

Submitted by gahanpip on Mon, 2019-04-29 11:59

Hello David
Sorry for messing you around

I found importing the data as pipe changing the file from txt to csv and using the setting in image 004 seams to work as it should

thanks again for your help