Exporting Relationships

How to export relationships from the product overview page and from Channels.

There are two main ways to export data from Plytix: from the product overview table and from Channels. Channels provides more sophistication and more formatting options, while the Product Overview is limited to spreadsheet/PDF export. 

How to export relationships from the product overview

How to export relationships from channels

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How to export relationships from the product overview


1. Select the products you would like to export.

2. Click the 'Export' button at the top of the table.

select products and click the export icon

3. Select your export method: CSV, XLSX, or PDF.

choose your export method: csv, pdf, xlsx, or assets only

4. Then select the elements you want to include. In the "Available Attributes" column, 'Relationships' are located below 'System attributes'.

select the relationship attribute you wish to export

5. Then click the purple 'Export' button. 

If the file is small enough, it will download automatically in your browser. 

If it is a large file, you will get an email with the file once it has been processed. 

a message will appear to tell you your export is in progress



How to export relationships from Channels


ℹī¸  This guide will only discuss exporting relationships from an existing channel. To learn more about creating and setting up channels, check out this article: Creating a Channel


From the Channels tab, select the channel with the information you want to export by clicking on its name.

select the channel that contains the information you want to export

This brings you to the channel's page where you will see the 'ATTRIBUTES' tab below the name of the channel. Relationships are added from here and also formatted here. 


To add a relationship: 

1. Click the purple 'Add Attributes' button.

click the purple 'Add Attributes' button to add an attribute for export
2. Select 'Relationships' from the list below 'System Attributes' and then select the relationships you want to export.

Add the relationship attribute you want to export and then click 'Add attributes'

3. Once selected, click the purple 'Add Attributes' button.


Optional: Changing relationship export format

1. Locate the relationship(s) in the list of attributes and click the 'Settings' icon.


change the relationship attribute settings by clicking the settings icon


💡 Relationship attributes can be identified by the orange 'REL' label next to them.


2. In the panel that appears you can adjust the relationship output settings.

the settings panel appears for the relationships so you can adjust the settings

You can add, remove, and reorder by dragging and dropping: 

  • Identifier
  • Quantity Separator
  • Quantity

💡 The "RELATIONSHIP OUTPUT EXAMPLE" provides a preview of what your data will look like.

After clicking 'Okay' in the Settings panel, you will need to process your channel to apply the new settings. Select 'Process now' at the top of the main channel page.

process your channel by clicking 'Process now'
To export your file:

Select 'All' in the dropdown menu under "Product Processing" to make sure that all relationships or all products get processed into the channel export.  Then click the purple 'Start processing' button in the top right corner.

Select 'all' in the product processing dropdown to ensure that all relationships are processed
On the main page of the channel, you'll see a link below the product name. You can click this link or click the 'Copy' button and paste it into your internet browser to begin your download.

copy the link to your channel by clicking the 'copy' icon next to the feed link

For a CSV file, you'll end up with something like this:

Example CSV file of exported product relationships

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