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Attributes names in square brackets

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Hi. In the Merchant Center support section, can someone remind me please what the distinction is between attribute names inside square brackets and attribute names without them? E.g.:

sale_price [sale_price]

It's not txt and xml syntax by any chance, is it? Frustratingly, I used to know this, forgot it, and now the answer seems to be utterly elusive!

 

Thanks.

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the name in brackets within the merchant-center-help articles

typically indicates another language; mainly for tab-delimited

data-feed files -- such as from spreadsheets.

 

if the language is an english-dialect, then most will be identical, but not all;
e.g.
sale_price [sale_price]
color [colour]

attribute-names for .txt tab-delimited feeds must be either all u.s. english
or all the language of the target-country, but never mixed; for other types
of submitted data (xml, the api), attribute-names must be all u.s. english --
the name not in brackets.

 

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160157
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

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Attributes names in square brackets

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the name in brackets within the merchant-center-help articles

typically indicates another language; mainly for tab-delimited

data-feed files -- such as from spreadsheets.

 

if the language is an english-dialect, then most will be identical, but not all;
e.g.
sale_price [sale_price]
color [colour]

attribute-names for .txt tab-delimited feeds must be either all u.s. english
or all the language of the target-country, but never mixed; for other types
of submitted data (xml, the api), attribute-names must be all u.s. english --
the name not in brackets.

 

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160157
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

Attributes names in square brackets

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Perfect answer. You won't believe how many help articles I trawled looking for that. Thank you (once again!) Celebird.