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Merchant Center Supplemental Feed - Enter a Blank Value

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Some of my products are disapproved cause GTIN is required, therefore I would like to set identifier_exisits to "no" in order to make it work, but the products do have mpn and brand. How can I substitute the existing mpn value with a blank value using supplemental feed to get rid of "Product identifiers provided but 'identifier_exists' set to false."?

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currently, a supplemental-feed/feed-rule cannot be used to submit any empty
(blank) values to override existing attribute values within the primary-feed.

 

also, if proper global-trade-data does not currently exist for an item,

and identifier_exists is set to no, then all (three) global-trade-data

attributes (brand, mpn, gtin) should, all, be blank, or not submitted --

not just mpn.

 

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Merchant Center Supplemental Feed - Enter a Blank Value

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currently, a supplemental-feed/feed-rule cannot be used to submit any empty
(blank) values to override existing attribute values within the primary-feed.

 

also, if proper global-trade-data does not currently exist for an item,

and identifier_exists is set to no, then all (three) global-trade-data

attributes (brand, mpn, gtin) should, all, be blank, or not submitted --

not just mpn.

 

Merchant Center Supplemental Feed - Enter a Blank Value

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Thank you for your answer. But if I remove the brand attribute, when people search for the product including the brand name, will the product still be shown as Google shopping ad?

Merchant Center Supplemental Feed - Enter a Blank Value

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first, you're welcome.

the merchant's business brand (display name) is added
by google, automatically, to all submitted items --
merchant brand information cannot be submitted,

or is otherwise a policy violation.

the product manufacturer's brand may be added to the title or description.

all three are indexed for search.

regardless, an item may show only if there is enough quality
and high enough bid, to win a slot in the shopping-ad auctions.