When creating or uploading products to MALL systems, it is crucial to provide all additional information in the form of parameters and their values.
However, you may add incorrect values to your products, and it may therefore be necessary to correct the information.
To make selecting the required products easier for the customer, we will evaluate erroneously entered parameter values on regular basis.
You can find more information in the article below.
Entering parameter values serves to improve the customer experience and to help the customers orientate themselves among the products on the website. When the product values are entered correctly, our customer has the option to filter products, e.g. by color.
Therefore, it is necessary to have the parameters written in exact format as defined by MALL.
Product that does not have any parameters is automatically excluded from the offer presented to the customers that use filters to find exact type of product.
Parameters, values, and where to find them?
Almost all MALL categories contain a set of PARAMETERS, such as COLOR, SIZE, MATERIAL, etc. according to specifications of each category. Each of these parameters have a defined set of VALUES that you can use.
The only exception are parameters that start with the prefix MP, such as MP_COLOR, MP_SIZE, MP_MATERIAL, etc. These parameters do not have fixed values predefined by MALL and their format is discussed with your Onboarding specialist during the implementation of your products.
A complete list of all parameters can be found in MALL Partner portal in the Category section.
After selecting a category, it is possible to export all parameter values predefined by MALL in JSON or XLS formats.
You can also find a complete list of all parameters for your chosen categories and their values from our API.
Incorrect value entry
An incorrect parameter value is a value that differs from those defined by MALL (wrong format, font size, illegal characters, not in the local language) or is completely missing from the list of values for the given parameter.
Example of an incorrect value entry:
|Value defined by MALL:||Incorrect value entry:|
|red||Red or red or red|
|white / orange||white, orange or white-orange|
Due to the incorrectly entered values unwanted duplications occur in the filters, the data are inconsistent, and the goods are difficult for the customer to find, see the picture below.
CSV with erroneous values
MALL partners will receive an export in the CSV format containing all incorrectly entered values.
- Column A: MALL ID of your company
- Column B: your company’s product ID
- Column C: MALL product ID
- Column D: MALL category ID
- Column E: name of the parameter in MALL database
- Column F: incorrectly entered value for the product that must be corrected
Correction of erroneous values by connection type
MI – Manual Input
Parameter values defined by MALL are already listed in the MALL Partner portal. You can just pick one of more from the offered options.
In case of incorrect value entry, it is impossible to save the product and the portal warns you of the invalid value.
MALL XML Feed
When connecting via the MALL XML Feed, it is necessary to correct the incorrectly entered values in the products feed.
Incorrectly entered parameter values:
Correctly entered parameter values:
A complete list of all parameters can be found in the MALL Partner portal in the Category section or in API, as described below.
Similarly to the MALL XML Feed connection, it is also necessary to adjust the parameter value directly in the structure of the uploaded product.
The documentation also contains an endpoint which can be used to get details about the required category (ID and category name), mandatory sorting parameters and their values (category conditions) as well as about other available parameters and their values that must be entered so that the product shows correctly on the website from our API with one call.
Heureka XML Feed
When using the Heureka XML Feed connection, incorrect values can occur during the management (movement) of your products. It is therefore necessary to follow the articles Heureka XML feed – pairing categories, parameters and values and creating variant products and Heureka XML Feed – product control.