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VariationCategories

The data format VariationCategories is used to export, edit and import variation category links. You can also use the data format Variation to edit category links via data exchange. The data format VariationCategories, however, is especially suited to create or edit multiple links per variation.
For example, use the format VariationCategories to assign category links to newly imported variations. Once you have imported the new variations, export the category links for your variations. Open the CSV file and save values for the category links that you want to assign to newly imported variations.

Create and export the data format in the Data » Dynamic export menu. Import the data format in the Data » Dynamic import menu. The Exporting data and Importing data pages of the manual describe how you export and import the data format.

Pay close attention to the exact spelling of the data fields. The data cannot be processed if the data fields are spelled incorrectly.

1. Important notes

By using the data field DeleteOld with the value 1, it is possible to delete old category links during the import. If you entered several category links per variation and these category links are all in different lines, then only enter the value 1 into the first line (see table 1).

Use the data format Category for new categories

It is not possible to use the data format VariationCategories for creating new categories. With the data format VariationCategories, you can only create new category links within the variation. Use the data format Category instead to create new categories.

2. Overview of the data fields

Table 1 explains the data fields for the VariationCategories data format in alphabetical order as well as filter options that you set in the Filter tab of the data format.

Table 1. Data fields of the data format VariationCategories
Field name Explanation Filter

Categories

Categories
Category IDs are separated by comma. Use hyphens to enter the IDs for category paths.

CategoryBranches

The IDs of the category branches
Use commas to separate these IDs. It is also possible to save each category link in a different line.

Activate the filter, select the operator and enter the value.

CategoryNameLang

The language of the category names

Activate the filter and select the language from the drop-down list.

CategoryNames

Category names
The names of different categories are separated by comma. Use a greater-than symbol to enter path names.

DeleteOld

Delete old category links
0 = No
1 = Yes
Important: If you entered several category links per variation and these category links are all in different lines, then only enter the value 1 into the first line.

Position

Category position

VariationID

Variation ID

Activate the filter, select the operator and enter the value.

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