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Published on 2023-09-06

You can now change the capitalization of your Dynamic Fields. Choose from uppercase, lowercase, or titlecase to better match the needs of your content. This is particularly useful when importing products with varying text formats from third-party suppliers.

Published on 2023-09-06

When you bulk edit a text field you have the option to include values like the product's vendor or title. Previously these were called 'Placeholders' but we've renamed them to 'Dynamic Fields' to make them more clear to users.

Published on 2023-08-30

Previously, you saw two separate menu items on the left-hand side: "Product Rules" and "Reccurring Edits." Now, you'll find both options nested under the "Automations" menu.

Published on 2023-08-23

The Bulk Product Editor now offers a feature to convert tags with a shared prefix into a metafield list.

In the editing interface, you can now select the desired field, such as "Size List" for example, and then choose the "Set from Prefix Tags" option. You would then specify the prefix for the tags you want to convert, like "size:". After running the operation, tags with the specified prefix will be aggregated into a new metafield list on the product page.

Example: If a product has tags like size:XL, size:M, and size:L, these can be converted into a "Size List" metafield containing a list of those sizes.

Learn more about converting prefixed tags to a metafield list

Published on 2023-08-16

The Bulk Product Editor's search functionality has been optimized. Stores with a large number of products and searches that utilize both variant and product fields (like price and tags) will notice improved search speeds. In certain scenarios, search speed has increased up to 7 times for larger searches.

Published on 2023-08-16

When you map different columns to different fields, the focus will now automatically shift to the next column. This accelerates the mapping process, allowing for quicker spreadsheet edits.

We've added buttons to seamlessly navigate through columns left and right, so you don't have to scroll down to the bottom first.

We've also made improvements to the 'Clear All' button functionality.

Published on 2023-08-07

If you've previously used the filters to search for products that are tracked by inventory, you would have found this under the "Inventory Policy" option. This option has been renamed to "Track Quantity".

So the next time you're searching for products based on their inventory tracking status, just look for the "Track Quantity" filter.

Published on 2023-07-28

We've updated some field names in the Bulk Product Editor to align with Shopify's updated naming conventions.

The 'compare price' field in the app is now labeled as 'compare-at price' field. When you filter products or view specific items, you'll immediately spot the updated 'compare-at price' field.

If you are exporting price lists, you will notice that the column name has also been changed from 'compare price' to 'compare-at price.'

Published on 2023-07-26

Previously, you could only edit one field at a time when doing an in-app edit with the Bulk Product Editor. This meant that if you wanted to launch a sale, you might need to do one edit to update the prices and another to set the tags.

With our latest update you can modify multiple fields in a single edit. Once you've configured a field to be modified, just click on the plus sign to the right to add an additional field.

This enhancement makes it faster and easier to manage your product edits, especially for scenarios like running sales where you might need to change multiple aspects of a product simultaneously.

Published on 2023-07-19

We sped up product exports in the Ablestar Bulk Product Editor that output the data in the Matrixify format. Especially for larger exports, we noticed it was taking a long time to write the collected data to the Excel file and we've implemented several improvements to speed this up.

The exports run faster across the board but the results will be most noticable for larger product exports. In one test a product export of 2,905 rows of standard product fields and Google Shopping fields completed in just 24 seconds.

Published on 2023-07-11

We’ve made your product exports with the Bulk Product Editor a whole lot faster. The speed depends on things like the number of products and the type of fields you choose.

Some exports that previously took around 24 minutes now finish in just one minute. In some cases, we’ve seen the process become more than 20 times quicker.

If you’re exporting lots of meta fields or Google Shopping fields, you should see a big speed boost when you’re exporting data. Our aim is to make these exports run as fast as possible. If you continue to encounter any slowdowns in product exports please reach out and we'll try and improve them.

Published on 2023-06-27

In the past, you may have found it challenging to navigate through the small dropdowns when mapping different fields in our spreadsheet interface. Therefore, we're switching from dropdown menus to a more intuitive field selector pop-up.

This new design will not only provide a larger, clearer selection area but also include all the same field options as before.

The field selector is also more compatible with keyboard shortcuts allowing you to select the fields you want more quickly and with fewer clicks.

Published on 2023-06-13

The Inventory Sync feature in our Bulk Product Editor now supports Google Sheets URLs. This means you can easily integrate and synchronize your inventory data directly from Google Sheets. We support Google Sheet URLs, just keep in mind that the URL needs to be publicly available and there has to be data in the Google Sheet.

Learn more about Google Sheets and Inventory Sync.

Published on 2023-06-07

You can now schedule spreadsheet edits from remote data sources using Inventory Sync. With this feature the app will download a spreadsheet from Google Drive, Dropbox, an FTP server, or a web URL, on a schedule and then use it to update your Shopify products.

You don't need to reformat your spreadsheet into a strict format and, as with other edits done through the app, you can undo any changes if need to.

This is great for keeping prices in sync with your suppliers, updating inventory levels, and managing product availability.

Learn more about Inventory Sync for Shopify on our knowledge base.

Published on 2023-05-15

The Bulk Product Editor app now offers enhanced file format support for seamless data management. In addition to Excel (.xlsx) and CSV (.csv) files, we've added compatibility for two more spreadsheet file types: semicolon-separated files and tab-separated files.

Previously, the app recognized CSV files with comma-separated fields as the standard format. However, we understand that some users prefer using semicolons or tabs as delimiters in their spreadsheets.

With this update, the Bulk Product Editor app intelligently detects the file format and automatically adjusts the import process accordingly. This update eliminates the need for manual configuration and ensures a smoother importing experience for all users.

Published on 2023-05-10

We've made it possible for you to edit SEO data directly from the product detail pages.

Before this update, the SEO data was read-only, but now you'll be able to edit both the meta title and meta description HTML tags that show up in your pages. This will be a huge help when it comes to optimizing your pages for search engines and driving more traffic to your site.

Published on 2023-05-08

We have released a new update for our Bulk Product Editor app. When you search for products, you can deselect products that you want to exclude from the search. Previously, if you went to another page besides the first page and deselected a product, you would be taken back to page one. With this update, you'll stay on the current page after deselecting a product, making it easier to remove multiple products without losing your place in the pagination.

Published on 2023-04-25

We're excited to announce a new update to the Bulk Product Editor that makes managing your product metafields even easier!

Previously, you could only change text metafields on product detail pages, but now you can add different types of metafields, including numeric metafields, true/false metafields, and list of strings metafields.

With these new metafield types, you'll be able to add more detailed information to your products and manage them more effectively. We hope you find these updates helpful, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Published on 2023-04-21

We are excited to announce another new feature in our Bulk Product Editor! We have added the ability to set the language for the AI product descriptions in the Selling section. With this update, you will have the option to select the language in which all outputs will be generated.

Please read our knowledge base article generating product descriptions with ChatGPT for more information.

Published on 2023-04-20

We're excited to announce a new update to our Bulk Product Editor app!

We've added images to the product detail pages to make it easier for you to keep track of which product you're viewing. While the images are currently read-only, they can be helpful in quickly identifying the product you're working on.

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