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Downloading a file of all failed items in product feed.

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Is it possible to download a file containing all products which returned errors in a product feed?  Our web store goes back 20 years, predating google feeds & image size requirements. Going into the merchant center diagnostic page, our feed shows about 700 items flagged for having images that are too small. Only 50 are displayed.  I'd like to get a full list of failed items, so we can prioritize which items to re-photograph.  Thanks in advance.

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Downloading a file of all failed items in product feed.

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a larger list may sometimes be downloaded,
using the download-arrow after clicking on
the blue-message-boxes.

however, the downloaded file may still be
only samples or examples -- not a full list.

generally, google intends the samples or examples to be used
to find a root-cause and then carefully inspect all data submitted
and on the website so that any and all current issues are fixed,

and a longer-term fix is implemented for all items and related issues,
so that all similar future issues never, ever, occur or reoccur --
not simply to fix those issues or subset of items that may be flagged.

 

Downloading a file of all failed items in product feed.

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As I said, most of the problem photos were taken before we were sending up a google feed. Newer ones are saved as a larger size. It'd be easiest for us if we could download the whole list to know which to fix.  And thanks for all the great info you post here.  Google should send some of its millions your way.

Downloading a file of all failed items in product feed.

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first, you're welcome and thank you for the kind words.

yes, the task would certainly be easier if google offered
a complete list to be known and downloaded -- given the

historic track-record, that is unlikely to happen.

the best likely course is simply to be certain
that any and all images submitted, conform to
all the current rules and policies, before being

submitted -- not just those that may have been

found by google, to help avoid any current or

future policy-violation flags.

too many disapprovals over time can result
in a more permanent policy-violation flag.