Setting up Custom Data on a Variable product

Custom Data allows customers to search from a list of predefined records which then populate data into the products via the field data. This is uploaded through a CSV and applied individually to products. The availability of the records can be limited to a Department and upload modes can be Batch, Single or both. 

To configur first request the Helpdesk to enter the Elastic Search URL for your storefront

Create your CSV file, the mapping is absolute which means column headings used have to match the fields on the variable product for the data to map from the CSV to the right field.

Once this has been entered go to Catfish > Other > Custom Data and click the green plus icon() to add a Custom Data category. Once this has been saved you will be able to click the 'Edit' button to be able to upload your CSV file.It is on this page you will get to choose the upload mode and Department assignation

Upon upload of your CSV file a dialog box will appear to confirm the number of records that have been processed from the file and display them in groups of ten (see below) to show the mapping

When you have confirmed the data is previewing as required you can set the Custom Data category against the target product/s through Catfish > infigo Variable Data > Manage Infigo Products > [Product] Edit > Custom Data Category and choose the mode.

Save your configuration and then go to the product landing page on your storefront to test further.

Open the product in the editor and if you can see the 'Save Data Item' button then that confirms the Custom Data is functioning.

Test further by searching in fields for records

You can save new records or update existing ones in the editor by loading a record, making a change in a field and clicking the 'Save Data Item' button which will open the 'Save Item' dialog box shown below. Whether you save as a new entry or update the existing one your browser will throw another dialog box to confirm the action has been completed. Changes made will then populate into the Custom Data Category

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