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Why is Google data feed not recognizing my required field inputs?

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I have made several attempts at successfully uploading a data feed for google shopping with no success. I keep getting the error messages that say all my required attributes are missing, even though I have them in the google sheet. I am still in testing phase and have made several full circles on google's help pages with NO help. I have linked my adWords account and made a shopping campaign. My website is verified as well. What am I doing wrong or not doing? Someone please help.

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Re: Why is Google data feed not recognizing my required field inputs?

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required attributes are based mainly on the type
of item and if the item has variants (item-groups).
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

if a google-sheets template is being used to create the feed
then, be certain any and all ancillary rows are fully selected
and entirely deleted, before adding any data; otherwise the
attribute-name (first row) will not be properly processed and
no attributes will be properly recognized.

for example, delete rows beginning with such lines as:
please refer ...
products feed ..
google sheet ...
delete any and all rows that are not either (1) the first-line
list of attribute-names (id, title, description, etc.) or (2) the
list of your physical on-hand in stock inventory items that
can be purchased on the claimed e-commerce site.

be certain that the site was both verified and claimed.

the spreadsheet (feed) submitted must only contain
the first-row attribute-names -- required by the type
of item -- and (only) the subsequent inventory data.

 

do not skip any rows between the first-row (attribute-names)

and all subsequent rows (the products-feed inventory data).

otherwise, forum members cannot look into feeds or accounts --
we would likely need much more specific information to offer
more specific suggestions; screen-captures can often help.

otherwise, a merchant-center support
specialist may be contacted directly.