This option is available on Matching Column (Step 2) of Update & Export feed. This field have extra setting.
Can publish products automatically to sales channels?
Requires write_publications access scope. This scope is currently available only for private apps installed on Shopify Plus stores. Contact Shopify Partner Support to enable the scope for your app.
The published field is mapped to hide any specific column names or column indexes from publishing in Shopify Store. The above picture shows that you can indicate the column name or index as Price or 7 based on the product feed file.
There are a few settings for this field which are:
The unpublished value indicator will not be unpublished if the quantity is still available unless force unpublished is enabled.
There is some values are used to indicate in a given field as shown below figure so that the column name or index will not be published.
Publish value indicator is for the show, publish, and back-in-stock. The value of 1 is inclusive of 1 and the number greater than 1.
There is some values are used to indicate a given field as shown below figure so that the column name or index will be published.
3. Force unpublished when quality is still available
By enabling the toggle icon, it will automatically be unpublished when the quantity is still available in the feed file.
i. If your cell is empty, you can use the <empty> value indicator to replace the empty cell.
ii. The <auto_quantity> will auto-set the product as published or unpublished based on the quantity available.
This is a granular feature compared to the auto publish all products or matching products within feed file.
iii. Then, you also can use 0, hide, unpublish, and out-of-stock as the value indicator.