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Replace attributes with Partner Taxonomy Mapping list

Partner Taxonomy Mapping, formerly known as Category Mapping, lets you create a list of all values included in a selected import or intermediate attribute and replace them with categories from a partner's taxonomy in Productsup.

Introduction

Partner Taxonomy Mapping, formerly known as Category Mapping, lets you create a list of all values included in a selected import or intermediate attribute and replace them with categories from a partner's taxonomy.

For some export channels, you can match shop categories with a channel partner taxonomy. In some cases, it's mandatory, for example, with Google Merchant Center (GMC). Matching a partner taxonomy ensures that your product categorizations are correct in export channels.

Here is an example of a Google product taxonomy.

If you are missing a taxonomy, or want to add one for your account only, contact support@productsup.com.

Set up a Partner Taxonomy Mapping list

  1. Go to Lists from your site's main menu and select ADD LIST.

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  2. Next, choose Partner Taxonomy Mapping and select Continue.

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  3. In Name, give your Mapping List a custom name to help you identify it. You can later edit the custom name.

  4. In Taxonomy, select the field and begin entering a channel partner name from the auto-complete list.

  5. Next, in Stage, choose the Import or Intermediate stage to replace values with partner taxonomy categories.

  6. In Attribute, select the field and enter attributes from an auto-complete list of pre-defined values from your selected import or intermediate column.

  7. (Optional) Toggle on the Share list button and choose one of the following:

    1. Account level - Share this list with all sites across all projects under this account.

    2. Project level - Share this list with all sites under this project.

    Note

    If you share the list at the account or project level, the platform updates the list during an import from the original site where you created the list.

  8. Select Add.

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Add terms to the list

In the Productsup platform, there are several taxonomies for various partners. But if you do not see a partner's taxonomy that you need, contact at support@productsup.com.

Tip

If you select a column in the Intermediate stage, clean up your category path before using the Partner Taxonomy Mapping list. Remove consecutive white spaces, broken encoding, unnecessary sub-categories, or add more variety if your categories are too general.

Search and filter

If you search for a value, only the terms and categories that match your search appear, not partner taxonomies.

  • All - Shows all terms and categories.

  • Mapped - Displays all terms that have a connection to a partner taxonomy category.

  • Unmapped - Displays terms that do not have a connection to a partner taxonomy category.

  • Outdated - Displays all outdated categories that do not match a partner taxonomy category. For example, if a partner taxonomy changes, your term loses a connection to the partner taxonomy and shows as Outdated.

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Match categories

  • Enter your category under the Replace Term column. Choose the correct category from the auto-complete list that appears.

    Note

    The language displaying auto-complete results depends on your partner taxonomy's region or the country you define in your profile settings.

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Tip

  • For Google Merchant Center, always use USA or UK for any country feed. The feed language does not matter, as Google accepts attribute names and Google product categories in English.

  • Always be specific with the category structure. The relevance of your product increases if your feed is high-quality.

  • If you do not know how to match one of your categories, for example, Outlet, or Sale, try entering a generic category. Use a generic category rather than leaving the Replace Term input field empty.

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Add the Taxonomy Mapping box to the list

Once you have finished setting up your mapping list, use the Taxonomy Mapping rule box for the attribute column that contains your new partner categories.

  1. Go to Data View from your site's main menu and select the Edit button for the column you want to edit.

  2. In the edit view, search for and add the Taxonomy Mapping rule box for the column. Now, choose your desired Partner Taxonomy Mapping list from the drop-down menu.

    The Taxonomy Mapping rule box
  3. The On No match option lets you choose the matching behavior where values are not in the Search field on the list. If the box cannot find the value in the list, you can choose between set to empty string, which leaves the cell open or set original value not to replace the cell value.

  4. Select Save. The Taxonomy Mapping rule box now matches your newly-entered replacement terms found in the Partner Taxonomy Mapping list.

    For example, the Taxonomy Mapping rule box modified the google_product_category column by replacing the original values with the matching category term from the Intermediate stage that was defined from the list:

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