The following article provides you with instructions on how to switch products to live using different connections.
The transition to the online environment takes place only after all the necessary points before launch have been fulfilled, after these points have been checked by your Onboarding specialist and the content has been successfully checked by our content team.
Once all of the above is done, you will be instructed by your Onboarding specialist to switch the products to live, i.e. online.
WARNING: A product that has been switched to live cannot be changed back to draft status. Deactivation of the products is made by setting stock availability to 0 or by changing its status from active to inactive.
Manual switch of the products – designed for Manual and Heureka XML feed connection types
All connections make it possible to switch the products manually in the MALL Partner portal list of products.
Manual switch is the only way to activate the products while using Manual and Heureka XML feed connections. If you are using MALL XML feed or API connection, you can use this method but it is still necessary to change the status also in the feen and API connection afterwards. Instructions on how to do it can be found below.
Be careful when switching product statuses using the Heureka XML feed connection because a product that has once been switched to live cannot be deactivated again. In the event that this situation occurs by mistake, only our Onboarding specialists can make the products inactive again.
1. Mass activation of products
This function is used in case you wish to activate the entire portfolio of your products.
The button to do this can be found in the Products section of the MALL Partner portal.
When you click on the „Activate all products“ button, an automatic window will appear and you need to confirm your chosen action.
After confirmation, the products will change in Draft column to „live“ status and will be displayed on the website.
2. Selective activation of products
If you do not wish to activate the entire portfolio of your products, it is possible to select only some of them.
Select the products you wish to activate, expand the options and choose „Set live“, then just click on the button „Apply“.
After confirmation, the products will change in the column Draft value at „live“ and the products will be displayed to the web.
Individual product activation
Products can also be activated separately by changing the status to „live“ directly in the Draft column.
Activating products using MALL XML feed connection
Activation of products for the MALL XML feed connection is done directly by adjusting the setting in product XML feed. Just change the values in the element from „draft“ to „live“ and include the feed for processing.
Draft product in the testing phase: draft
Live product that is being switched online: live
At the same time, the condition for displaying the product on the web is also the indication of the ACTIVE status in the available feed.
Activating products using API connection
Products can be activated using API calls:
- individually – activation of 1 chosen product
- selectively – activation of a chosen group of products
- in bulk – activation of the entire product portfolio
The condition for displaying the product / variant on the website is also the indication of the ACTIVE status when the product is available.