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Change feed for same products

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Hi there,

 

Just fixed the google feed access issue. and another warning message come to me. The products I first published came from a different data feed I registered on merchant center, but I'm now using another feed to update the those products' status, when the google use new feed, it gives me a warning said I should use the same feed.

 

If I keep using this new feed, is there goona be any effect on the existing products ?

 

Best Regards,

 

Frank

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Re: Change feed for same products

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the same feed should be used.

generally, there should be only one, single,
feed that is registered for a target-country --
the feed should only be ever registered once.

normally, the one, single, registered feed should never be deleted --
the one, single, data-feed can handle about 100,000 inventory items.

the same registered data-feed file (name) should be used for any and all
updates -- the same registered data-feed should be used for all re-uploads,
additions, changes, or deletes; items are tracked by id so, any changes to
or missing id values are considered a delete request.

a best-practice is to use a combination of letters and digits for id; e.g.
abc123us

use the one, single, registered data-feed file for all physical
inventory items that are to be listed as product-listing-ads --
all items submitted as in stock must be physically in your
current, on-hand, inventory.

mixing multiple feeds to update inventory or maintain items can confuse
google's processing and possibly result in duplicate listings, confused
status, or many other potential issues.

in this particular case, be certain there is only one feed registered --
https://merchants.google.com/Home?#feeds.dashboard

if there are multiple feeds registered for the target-country
then, add all the items, to be listed, into one, single, file --
be certain id values never change for any physical item.

then, delete all other feeds except one; then, re-fetch/resubmit
the one, single, registered data-feed, containing all the items.

google may take about 72-hours or so to fully settle.

then, from now on, use the one registered feed for all updates.

typically, about the only time a second data-feed is needed is if the inventory
size becomes too large to easily maintain; e.g. 50,000 - 100,000 items or so.

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September 2015

Re: Change feed for same products

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the same feed should be used.

generally, there should be only one, single,
feed that is registered for a target-country --
the feed should only be ever registered once.

normally, the one, single, registered feed should never be deleted --
the one, single, data-feed can handle about 100,000 inventory items.

the same registered data-feed file (name) should be used for any and all
updates -- the same registered data-feed should be used for all re-uploads,
additions, changes, or deletes; items are tracked by id so, any changes to
or missing id values are considered a delete request.

a best-practice is to use a combination of letters and digits for id; e.g.
abc123us

use the one, single, registered data-feed file for all physical
inventory items that are to be listed as product-listing-ads --
all items submitted as in stock must be physically in your
current, on-hand, inventory.

mixing multiple feeds to update inventory or maintain items can confuse
google's processing and possibly result in duplicate listings, confused
status, or many other potential issues.

in this particular case, be certain there is only one feed registered --
https://merchants.google.com/Home?#feeds.dashboard

if there are multiple feeds registered for the target-country
then, add all the items, to be listed, into one, single, file --
be certain id values never change for any physical item.

then, delete all other feeds except one; then, re-fetch/resubmit
the one, single, registered data-feed, containing all the items.

google may take about 72-hours or so to fully settle.

then, from now on, use the one registered feed for all updates.

typically, about the only time a second data-feed is needed is if the inventory
size becomes too large to easily maintain; e.g. 50,000 - 100,000 items or so.

Re: Change feed for same products

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Hi Celebird,

Appricated for your answer. The issue had been perfectly fixed.


Cheers,