In this article, you will learn how to properly match the categories, parameters, and values of your products within a Heureka feed connection.
IMPORTANT: Any pairing of parameters and values that you perform according to the following instructions has a direct effect on the appearance and product classification on the MALL website. Therefore, please be extremely careful when choosing categories and parameters. Improper product classification may result in the last phase of the product being withdrawn from our website.
You can find the status of the pairing of categories in the MALL Partner Portal in the tab Heureka feed -> Feed status, in the right part "Category".
Here you will see the complete number of categories in the Heureka feed. The number of categories that have been paired automatically, as well as the number of categories that are unpaired and need editing. For more detailed information about unpaired categories, click the button "Display".
Pairing categories within a connection using the Heureka feed has two possible paths.
Pairing using CATEGORYTEXT
You classify the product by filling in the element CATEGORYTEXT in your feed. It is necessary to lead the complete path to the final subcategory.
In this case, all correctly listed categories are automatically paired to their equivalent in the Mall.cz/Mall.sk tree, if such a category is present in the tree.
Care must be taken when Heureka changes his tree of categories. In such a situation, it may happen that he is given CATEGORYTEXT will become invalid and it will be necessary to update the given element according to the new version of the Heureka tree.
In that case, the category will be evaporated and the products will be downloaded from the web. You can find the given category in unpaired categories, see described in the section "Category pairing".
Manual pairing of categories
The second option is manual pairing of categories, which you can perform directly in the partner portal in the tab Heureka feed -> Category pairing.
You will find your Heureka tree categories here as you send them in your feed. You can expand the complete tree or only unpaired categories.
Subsequently, it is possible to steam the final categories using a whisperer, which always tries to select the most suitable one from the available tree based on the category you specify.
You can confirm the automatic selection button with a pipe or pair to another suitable category, which you just need to choose from the whisperer. In case you then want to change the value, just use it icon with a basket.
IMPORTANT: You always match the categories to the tree categories Heureka.cz/Heureka.sk and the values in the whisperer also correspond to this. Look for the most suitable product classification on Heurece, not on the Mall.cz/Mall.sk website.
If Heureka changes the given category in his tree even in this type of pairing, the given category becomes invalid and re-pairing is necessary.
If you find that the product is not positioned correctly according to the automatic product classification, it can be used manual product transfer, instructions can be found here. You can also be asked by this type of reassignment.
You can also watch our instructional video.
You will also find a section for pairing parameters and values in the section Heureka feed -> Pairing parameters and values.
Here in the list you will find all the categories contained in your feed. By clicking on a specific category, you will be offered MALL parameters in the list in the right column, to which you can pair your parameters.
By clicking on a given parameter, the whisperer will automatically offer you your most matching parameter from the feed. If you do not agree with the automatic selection, you can select another parameter that you have in the feed for the given category. You approve the selection with buttons with pipe. The paired parameter is confirmed by a green tick in the upper right, see the figure below. When pairing, please make sure that the parameters match.
If you have various products marked with an element in the feed ITEMGROUP_ID, these variants can also be created in our interface.
Subsequently, these products will be displayed as a variant, ie one product card with the option to select, for example, size or color.
To create a variant product, it is necessary to check the icon when pairing the parameter "Variant product". This confirms to the system that you want to create variant products based on the selected parameter.
ATTENTION: Can be marked for one category maximum 2 variant parameters.
The same procedure as for parameter pairing must be performed for value pairing.
After selecting a suitable parameter, you will see your values that you send for the parameter in the feed. The whisperer will automatically offer you the most suitable value. You can either confirm the offered values or manually pair them to the desired value.
IMPORTANT: Values of purely numerical parameters (eg volume, power) do not need to be paired, they are overwritten automatically.
For example, the parameter Dimension = 120 × 200 cm and / or Size = 2XL is not accepted by the system as a numerical value and therefore manual pairing is required.
Missing category, parameter or value
If you do not find a suitable category, parameter or value in our system, please contact us for a consultation Onboarding team, or directly to the Onboarding Specialist, who solves your connection with you.
The connection using the Heureka XML feed is similar to a box solution. Many processes work automatically, so this type of connection may not be suitable for you. In this case, you can use another form of implementation, you will find more here.