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Creating a datafeed when using a Magento e-commerce site

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Hello there,


Hopefully an easy question or you today.



I'm creating a Shopping Campaign data feed using a Google spreadsheet for products within a Magento website. When I look in Magento, I cannot find a unique product image url. I have been told that my site has the Magento image cache enabled so the image URLs are not permanent and may change when caches are refreshed. If this is the case, how do I identify a unique product image url for my field?



Could I, for instance, create a sub-folder of product images? And if so, would the resulting URLs have to have a matching domain name?


Any help gratefully received.



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Re: Creating a datafeed when using a Magento e-commerce site

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Did you try reaching out to Magento support on this because as far as I remember, there shouldn't be any major issues. Here is the list of mandatory attributes that should be there in your feed:-



Re: Creating a datafeed when using a Magento e-commerce site

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the image files and static url's for the images can
certainly be under a sub-folder (sub-directory) of
the website and the resulting url does not have to
match the registered domain name.

all google's crawls must simply be able to access
all images, at all times and the images must be
both small enough so that the site can keep pace
with all google's crawl-requests and large enough
to adhere to google's related image policies --
typically, around 300x300 pixels or so.

be certain that the copied images have no watermarks
and conform to all other image rules and policies.

using a spreadsheet can be an easy upload method for handling small inventory;
however, as was indicated, contacting magento-support, the magento-forums,
or whoever is supporting the e-commerce system on the website, is the best
likely course -- since there may be other methods to submit data that are
integrated into megento and may automatically keep sync with the cached,
dynamic, image url's -- especially if physical inventory is larger than a few
hundred items or changes frequently.

of course, be certain that only one, single, method or one, single,
data-feed is being used to submit the data for the target-country.


magento support may also be able to identify a unique and

unchanging product image url for a specific image size and

the particular version of megento being used.


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