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Product Data XML Feed Example

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Does anyone have an example of what a product data XML feed should look like? The documentation that I've found (https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7052112?visit_id=1-636524059048882077-3567403475&rd=1) is about how to structure a single product and nothing else. The broader documentation (https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/3164023?hl=en&ref_topic=3163841) makes reference to things like countries and primary/supplementary feeds, but have exactly zero documentation, examples, etc. of what that should actually look like. The few templates or examples I've found are all Excel files, but I need XML, and I currently have no idea how to set up my XML file for their feed, and Google's documentation is zero help in that regard.

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Product Data XML Feed Example

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google-supported feed-file formats, including a google-xml feed,
with links to the specification details and example feed files, in
google-xml, are currently here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160567

for details, the xml expanded menu-item must be clicked.

generally, google-xml formats are modified versions
of the rss and atom standards -- the content should
be plain-text that matches the website landing-page,

minus any html, css, formatting, or special characters,

and follows the specification, rules, and policies.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160589
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/newfeedspec/example_feed_xml_rss.xml.zip
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7052112
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6363310
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/188489
http://www.celebird.com/resources/pla/feed-templates/

http://www.celebird.com/celebird-file.php?fn=resources/pla/feed-templates/products-variants-apparel-...

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:g="http://base.google.com/ns/1.0">
  <channel>
    <title>Celebird RSS 2.0 data feed template products-variants-apparel-upi</title>
    <description>Celebird data feed template.</description>
    <link>http://www.celebird.com</link>
    <item>
      <g:id>celebird-eg-variants-apparel-upi-001</g:id>
      <title>Diesel Men's Black Stainless-Steel Analog Watch with Black Dial</title>
      <description>Cutting edge style watch with a matte black plastic round case, matte black dial, black silicone strap, 3-hand quartz analog movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal face. Water resistant up to 50 meters. Case size: 44mm. Band width: 24mm.</description>
      <link>http://www.example.com/shop?products=variants-apparel-upi&amp;color=Black&amp;size=44mm&amp;country=US</link>
      <g:price>105.29 USD</g:price>
      <g:condition>new</g:condition>
      <g:availability>in stock</g:availability>
      <g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image/watch-black.png</g:image_link>
      <g:tax>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:region>CA</g:region>
        <g:rate>7.25</g:rate>
        <g:tax_ship>y</g:tax_ship>
      </g:tax>
      <g:shipping_weight>1.5 oz</g:shipping_weight>
      <g:shipping>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:price>0.00 USD</g:price>
      </g:shipping>
      <g:google_product_category>Apparel &amp; Accessories &gt; Jewelry &gt; Watches</g:google_product_category>
      <g:product_type>accessories &gt; watches</g:product_type>
      <g:item_group_id>dz1</g:item_group_id>
      <g:color>Black</g:color>
      <g:size>44mm</g:size>
      <g:gender>male</g:gender>
      <g:age_group>adult</g:age_group>
      <g:pattern>Solid</g:pattern>
      <g:brand>Diesel</g:brand>
      <g:gtin>698615070527</g:gtin>
      <g:mpn>DZ1437</g:mpn>
    </item>
    <item>
      <g:id>celebird-eg-variants-apparel-upi-002</g:id>
      <title>Diesel Men's White Stainless-Steel Analog Watch with Copper Dial</title>
      <description>Cutting edge style watch with a white plastic round case, copper/yellow dial, white silicone strap, 3-hand quartz analog movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal face. Water resistant up to 50 meters. Case size: 44mm. Band width: 24mm.</description>
      <link>http://www.example.com/shop?products=variants-apparel-upi&amp;color=White%2FYellow&amp;size=44mm&amp;country=US</link>
      <g:price>105.29 USD</g:price>
      <g:condition>new</g:condition>
      <g:availability>in stock</g:availability>
      <g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image/watch-white.png</g:image_link>
      <g:tax>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:region>CA</g:region>
        <g:rate>7.25</g:rate>
        <g:tax_ship>y</g:tax_ship>
      </g:tax>
      <g:shipping_weight>1.5 oz</g:shipping_weight>
      <g:shipping>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:price>0.00 USD</g:price>
      </g:shipping>
      <g:google_product_category>Apparel &amp; Accessories &gt; Jewelry &gt; Watches</g:google_product_category>
      <g:product_type>accessories &gt; watches</g:product_type>
      <g:item_group_id>dz1</g:item_group_id>
      <g:color>White&#47;Yellow</g:color>
      <g:size>44mm</g:size>
      <g:gender>male</g:gender>
      <g:age_group>adult</g:age_group>
      <g:pattern>Solid</g:pattern>
      <g:brand>Diesel</g:brand>
      <g:gtin>698615086467</g:gtin>
      <g:mpn>DZ1572</g:mpn>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>

Product Data XML Feed Example

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Why are you trying to create a xml feed, tsv is significantly easier to work with?

Product Data XML Feed Example

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csv is not an officially supported format.

 

supported file formats are currently here:

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160567

 

generally, only tab-delimited or google-xml

files should be submitted as a product-feed.

 

 

 

Product Data XML Feed Example

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Sorry meant TSV, updated my question