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Multiple product types for one item

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How to use / upload more than one product types into one product
Google says :

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160081?hl=en
"Use multiple categories, if applicable. The maximum number of values that can be included is ten."

But i can't find any info how I can upload multiple product types.

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September 2015

Re: Multiple product types for one item

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Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
google_product_category is allowed only one single value.

product_type is allowed multiple values --
exactly how depends on the type of feed
and how the feed is created.

what type of feed is being submitted?

for a xml submit feed, use multiple attributes (tag elements).

for a txt tab-delimited feed, submit each value
as comma-separated with no quotation marks --
or, use multiple columns with the same name
with one value per column.

be certain to check the .txt file within a browser;
by default, quotes are not allowed -- but some
spreadsheets add quotes simply by re-saving;
in that case, multiple columns may be required.

always check the results within the products-tab
by clicking on the title of the item -- product_type
values should each be on a separate line without
any quotation-marks whatsoever.


Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1
i use txt with tab delimiter.
If I understood you correctly when i submit file with multiple colums i take result that i need.
for example:
produt type product type product type
Interior > Light Interior > Light > Lamps Interior > Light > Lamps > LED

Will i take in product all of submited product types?


Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
yes, that looks correct and google should accept all three values.

check the account's products-tab details to verify the results after processing.

 

Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1: 

could you explain how i can sumbit all product types by one field?
If I understood you correctly when i submit file with one field that will be :
produt type
Interior > Light,Interior > Light > Lamps,Interior > Light > Lamps > LED

Is it correct?


Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
yes, that looks correct.

however, after saving the text file many spreadsheets will
add quotation-marks around the separate values -- so,
check the .txt file in a browser or text-editor after saving
to be certain no quotes have been added.

if quotes are seen (after saving the .txt file) then that method will not work.

always check the values after processing within the products-tab --
no quotation-marks should be seen for any (product_type) value.


Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1:
Thank you.
Submited by comma, all works correct.

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September 2015

Re: Multiple product types for one item

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Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
google_product_category is allowed only one single value.

product_type is allowed multiple values --
exactly how depends on the type of feed
and how the feed is created.

what type of feed is being submitted?

for a xml submit feed, use multiple attributes (tag elements).

for a txt tab-delimited feed, submit each value
as comma-separated with no quotation marks --
or, use multiple columns with the same name
with one value per column.

be certain to check the .txt file within a browser;
by default, quotes are not allowed -- but some
spreadsheets add quotes simply by re-saving;
in that case, multiple columns may be required.

always check the results within the products-tab
by clicking on the title of the item -- product_type
values should each be on a separate line without
any quotation-marks whatsoever.


Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1
i use txt with tab delimiter.
If I understood you correctly when i submit file with multiple colums i take result that i need.
for example:
produt type product type product type
Interior > Light Interior > Light > Lamps Interior > Light > Lamps > LED

Will i take in product all of submited product types?


Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
yes, that looks correct and google should accept all three values.

check the account's products-tab details to verify the results after processing.

 

Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1: 

could you explain how i can sumbit all product types by one field?
If I understood you correctly when i submit file with one field that will be :
produt type
Interior > Light,Interior > Light > Lamps,Interior > Light > Lamps > LED

Is it correct?


Answer by Celebird, Top Contributor:
yes, that looks correct.

however, after saving the text file many spreadsheets will
add quotation-marks around the separate values -- so,
check the .txt file in a browser or text-editor after saving
to be certain no quotes have been added.

if quotes are seen (after saving the .txt file) then that method will not work.

always check the values after processing within the products-tab --
no quotation-marks should be seen for any (product_type) value.


Response by Vladimir Boyko, Level 1:
Thank you.
Submited by comma, all works correct.