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How to import products into a complex product tree.

First, create your product tree, with all of the groups and subgroups you’d like.

Above is the high level list, below,  the list opened all the way down.

  • “Dog” and “Cat” groups may have subgroups with the same name, so we’ve pre-pended them with the names of their parent group to avoid confusion.

    • This is a good practice, otherwise all of your imports marked ‘food’ will go into the first ‘food’ group it finds, in this case the dog one.

 

Once your groups are created, create your import list.

  • In the column for ‘Product Group’ put the lowest group that product is in.

    • For a dog dress, the product group is Total Company/Retail/Dog/Dog:Apparel/Dog:Apparel:Dresses.  In Product Group, you’d put “Dog:Apparel:Dresses” just like it is on the list.

    • Misspellings, extra spaces, and differing cases may create new product groups.