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Legacy Yahoo Store RTML Template to Export Custom Attributes as CSV

To support legacy stores, we can now install a special template in your Yahoo Store that can export your custom item attributes or properties, such as UPC, brand/manufacturer, and manufacturer part number (MPN). The template exports the data in CSV/Excel format, which is picked up by our system whenever a data feed is generated. The data can be mapped to any data feed attributes with a Custom Feed. The template installation costs $99. Please follow the instructions below to get started.

  1. Log into your Yahoo Store Manager, and click the Access link under the Site Settings section, (found on the right-most column of the page.)
  2. Give Store Editor access to support email address.
  3. Submit a request using this link: Request Legacy Store RTML Template Install - $99.00
  4. Send us an email with the names of the custom attributes that you want exported.

Attributes

The attributes to add are listed below. If you do not use an attribute or the value is always the same, then there is no need to add it.

brand (required)
mpn (required)
upc (required - leave blank if not available)
google-product-category (if other than default value defined in feed)
google-condition (can be 'new', 'used', or 'refurbished' only)
google-availability
size, color, gender, age-group (see apparel requirements)
uc-category (optional, for Unbound Commerce)
pg-category (optional, for Pricegrabber)

Objects and Types in Yahoo Store Editor

When you create an item, it is assigned a "type" by the Yahoo Store. The "type" defines the properties of the item, such as name, caption, UPC, brand, etc.

The Yahoo Store comes with a number of built-in types with standard properties. You are not able to add properties to the built-in types, so it is better to create a custom type based on the built-in type. If you have not already, we recommend that you copy the "item." type to create a new custom type called "c-item".

On the "c-item" type, you can add properties, and these will be applied to all items based on that type. If your items are based on the default "item." type, then to add properties, you must add them to each item individually. You can do that quickly by using the iMacros add-on for Firefox, or use an automatic Yahoo Store property addition service.

You can not delete or rename properties added to a custom type, so add these carefully. It is not possible to change the 'type' of an item after it has been added. The item must be saved offline, deleted, and then added back.

In the "Config" section of your Store Editor, you can set the default "type" for new items to the "c-item" type that you created.

Set up your "c-item" type with the properties required by the search engines, like "upc", "mpn", "brand", "google-condition", etc. Refer to the list of suggested fields to add for a complete list.

Our template will be able to export the properties assigned to your items, whether they were added via a property override or via the "type", as long as they are named consistently in each item.

Workaround

If the data you are adding to your store does not appear in your data feed, then you may need to use this workaround. Use the Yahoo Store Editor 'Find' button to look for the 'aten-software-feed' item, click 'Edit' for it, and then click 'Update'. Once you do that, you can publish as usual. This will ensure that the Yahoo Store updates that page, and that our system is able to retrieve all the latest data.