Defining Output Format For CSV and XLSX Channels

How to configure the output format of a CSV or Excel feed.

Define the output labels of your attributes manually or by the upload of a CSV template, order of the attribute columns that are listed, which separator to use for multiple values, and whether to include attribute values for product parents, variations, or both.


Output Labels

Product listing

Attribute sorting

Attribute fill values


💡 Refer to an example feed, if available, of where your channel is being sent to for guidance on how to order columns.


Defining the Output Labels of your Attributes

There are two ways to change the output labels of your attributes in order to adapt them to the requirements of the channel you are sending your data to:

  1. Manually Changing the Output Labels in the "Attributes" tab
  2. Uploading a CSV template 

Inside a Channel within the "Attributes" tab you are able to manually change the output labels of your attributes to adapt those to the requirements of the channel you are sending it to. 

For this, simply click on the output label you wish to change, edit it and press the "enter button" to adapt the change. 

If you have any template from a specific channel that you need to mirror, you can simply upload a CSV template in order to map the required information from the template with your attributes in the PIM. 

Learn how to upload a CSV template into your Channel in this article. 


Product Listing

Define how to format the output of your channel from the "Format" tab of the channel details page.

Here you can decide in which order your products should be listed. Define if you want parents or variations to come first. 


channels - format - listing


Attribute sorting

The first thing to decide on is how to sort your attribute columns. 


Channel - Format - Attribute sorting


From the "Attribute sorting" dropdown, you can select from:

  • Manual
  • Alphabetically (A-Z) 
  • Alphabetically (Z-A)

If sorting columns manually, you can drag and drop columns in the order you prefer. If sorting alphabetically, note that they will be sorted alphabetically based on the "output label" defined in the "Attributes" tab of the channel. 


Attribute Fill Values

You can also choose if you want to include data only for parent products, product variations, or both on an attribute level. You can also define the value separator for attributes that have more than one value, for example categories. 


channels - format - fill value-1


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