Image Field

Modified on Wed, 25 Jan 2023 at 04:49 PM

This option is available on Matching Column (Step 2) of Update, Add & Export feed only. This field have extra setting. Its supports multiple image links, separated by comma. 

The above image is an example of mapping the column name Image in the feed file. You can input the column name according to your feed file. It supports multiple fields with commas Images1, Images2, Images3 

The image only will be updated when the product doesn't have any images before the update but you can select other options in extra settings to skip the existing image. It also supported publicly downloadable images only. Images that require a login, FTP, or Google Drive link to download are not supported. 

There are a few settings for this field which are:

1. Only add images if product has no image & Skip existing images and import new images

By default, Stock Sync will only add images if the product has no image. If you select the second option skip existing images, and import new ones. It will import the new images instead of the existing ones.

2. Clear matching product's images before importing as new

When you enable this option, it will remove all the existing images. The option will revert to the disabled after the process. This is to avoid keep deleting and adding more images. It will only clear the images of the SKUs that match the feed file with the store. 

3. URL Option

Unescape url will decode the URL by replacing some characters. If enabled, it will decode the URL by replacing some characters.

Example: https%3A// will change to if enable it. 

4. Modify Image URL

Before enabling Modify image URL, make sure there is an image extension for the URL in the feed file and setup needed. 

If enabled, it will deliver the image that is not retrievable via the link. Click here to know more about the setup. 

For example, the image extension hello.jpg

5. URL prefix

This field is for adding a URL prefix to every image link. You will need this if all your images are not specified with domains and only have the file path or filename.

For example, your image is in the feed file hello.jpg and you need to add a URL prefix so that the images will be imported or updated. 

By using <image_file> Stock Sync will auto-replace <image_file> with the file name from the feed file.
URL prefix "<image_file>.jpg".

6. Default Image URL

You can set a default image URL when the product does not have any image in its column. It supports multiple default images, separated by a comma.

For example,,

7. Image column Separator

It supports multiple column separators for the image field. You can specify if the image field in the field uses a different type of column separator. 

8. Image Alt Column Mapping

If Stock Sync could not load or find the images that you have specified in the product images column Mapping. So, you can use it to map the Image Alt to display text as a replacement.

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