Users with access to Data Manager can import product highlights against inventory products.

Please note that this does not take the form of a standard inventory upload. It instead involves a specific kind of Data Manager upload that imports product highlights as entities in their own right. These are then tied to inventory items through the Product field.

Select the Product Highlights entity type for any insert or upsert.

Product and Feature are mandatory. Sort must also be populated. If you don't want to specify a specific sort order, you can just enter a 0, but you must not leave it blank or the import will fail.

For the Product field, you can either provide the product name, or the product's unique ID. The former is more readable, but the latter is better if you have multiple products with the same name. When it comes to uploading the highlights, you can choose either.


Step-by-step guide on adding highlights to inventory items

  • Access Data Manager from app.thelayer.com/datamanager.

  • Check the Product Highlights entity type.

    • Columns shows you information on the related fields

    • Blank will create an import template with column headers

    • Populated will create an import template including any existing product highlights

  • To obtain a list of products, open Settings and click on Services or Products for the relevant category.

    • Use the Export button in the top-left of the screen to download a spreadsheet.

  • Paste or enter product names and / or unique IDs into your Product Highlights import template.

    • If you have multiple products with the same name in your system, you should use the unique ID field. If not, it's safe to just use product name.

  • Enter the Feature Names and Descriptions for the relevant products. Remove any product lines that won't have highlights added.

  • Populate the Sort field for every line. If you are not looking to add specific ordering, you can just enter a 0 for every line. Every line must have a value, or the import will fail.

  • Auto Map fields. You can choose either a product name-based mapping or a unique ID-based mapping. This part is very important.

  • Proceed as with any other import.

If you're unsure of the process, please contact us and we can help you through it.

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