How to access? "Channels" tab > Select a channel > "Settings" > "Match your product attributes" > Select the field on which to apply a rule > "Type $ ofor your values. CALC for functions"
What is it?
Use rules to optimise the values of your Catalogue before sending them to the channel.
- The default value applied across all products. This relates to the matching operation carried out during the previous stage using "Attributes Matching".
- All rules that affect the current channel field.
You do not have to set a default value to set up an automatic rule. However, be aware of the number of products impacted if no default value is set.
How does it work?
1. Adding a new rule
Start by adding a new condition to create your new automatic rule.
2.1 "Condition": select the products that are affected by the rule.
Condition is based on the values in your product catalogue.
with three items to select:
- The field in your product catalogue where the desired value is located
- The operator(Is, Contains, Doesn't contain etc...)
- The target value(s), several cases:
- Do you need to refer to a value from your product catalogue? Specify this value and note that the case (upper or lower) and spelling must match exactly.
- Do you want to target several values that are derived from a single field? Enter these values, one after the other, and separate them using the "pipe" character (|).
- Is your condition based on a comparison of two fields? Call up this field dynamically using the dollar ($) character.
By combining these three elements, you can select products from your catalogue.
In this example:
- 1. the first condition contains:
"When my standard price is lower than my barred price" (which targets promotional products)
- 2.Then we add a condition with the "AND" operator:
"AND when my category contains the term Clothes "
"OR when my title contains either Sweater, either Tee-Shirt, either Pants "
Add as many conditions as you want, but keep an eye on the number of affected products!
There are two ways to complete a channel field:
- 1. Decide the action by completing with "A value""
It is then possible to inform the action in the same way as for theAttributes Matching" meaning:
- Specify a field in your product catalogue using the dollar ($) character.
- Provide a "hard coded" value by entering the text directly.
- Calling up a function.
It is possible to transform the values of a field from your catalog to match the expected values of the Channel.
- Select the field of your catalog whose values are to be modified
- The list of values in this field will appear on the left listing
- All that remains is to link your values with those proposed by the broadcaster OR to enter the new value in hard if no value is proposed by the Channel
You have too many values (500+) to make a conversion list? Create two separate conversion rules with complémentary conditions to target all your products
Example: brands of more than 5 characters, brands under 5 characters ...
Make sure the total of affected products is 100% for the Brand attribute.
2.3 Add multiple actions impacting multiple attributes in the same rule
You can add actions to different channel fields by clicking on "Add another action." The rule will then be saved and applied in respect of the other selected fields.
2.4 Define rule during specific period
Do you need your rule to apply to a specific period only? Select the dates when the rule will be active by selecting "Select date range." Once the date has passed, the rule will automatically be deactivated.
Naming your rule
Give the rule a specific name that will help you to identify it at a later stage, if creating several rules that apply to a single field.
3. Priority Order
Rules are always prioritised based on the values applied the entire product range.
The order of the rules is, of course, also significant. They are run in order from top to bottom. If two or more rules impact the same products, the lowest rule in the list will take priority over the others.
4. Activating/deactivating a rule
- Green: the rule is active.
- Grey: the rule is inactive.
Prepare your sales and special promotions in advance!
If you know in advance the dates when a rule will apply, use a defined activation period.