Rules

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 09:20PM CET

Rules allow you to make changes to the data you are sending to channel, for all or some of your products. You can create timeframes for these rules to run, base the rules on specific conditions, and target specific channels with these product data changes.

What is a rule?

A rule is an If / Then statement that you build. The IF statement lets you validate a change to a group of products' data. The THEN statement is the change that is made if the product has been qualified by the IF statement. Here are some of the many ways a rule can manipulate your existing product data.
 
IF THEN
The product title contains the word NEW Add $3.99 to its price
The products price is over $50 Set Shipping cost to $1.99
If the product has been ordered in the last 2 weeks Reduce price by 5%
 

Your rules

In the Your Rules section, you can find all the rules you have created, and the order in which the rules run. 

Rules Filter: You can filter to show only rules that affect a specific channel or that make changes to a specific field
Create a new rule: Clicking here creates a new blank rule on the right of your screen. 
Rearrange Rules: Rules run in the order they are found in Your Rules. Changing the order that a rule runs is helpful when you have created multiple rules that work together to achieve the desired changes
Rule Controls: Swith your rules on/off, delete them, or make duplicates


Rule Library

The Rule Library is full of pre-built rules, created by us for our team and our users. When you click a rule in the rule library, you can edit and save it to Your Rules tab.

 

 

Tip

Take a look at our pre-built rules to see the many ways a rule can solve your product data problems.

Create a new rule

Rule Name & Description

This is mandatory in order to save your rule. Use the description to make notes about what the rule achieves or why you created it.

Rule Timeframe

Set a timeframe for the rule to be active during. When the timeframe is completed, the rule will switch off.

Tip

Use this feature to create a sale on your products that lasts only a certain amount of time.

 

 

Channels Affected

This option lets you select which channel the rule will affect. By default, the rule affects all current and future channels. 



 
All current and future platforms The rule will affects all platforms that you have open or that you open.
Only certain platform types Rule affects all channels of a certain type. E.g. All marketplaces.
Only some platforms You can select the specific channels the rule affects. E.g. Amazon

Rule Conditions

The condition is your IF statement, and works as a filter. If you leave conditions empty, the rule will apply to all your products within the affected channels. If you set a condition, the rule will only affect products that meet those conditions. 


 
Your Mapped Fields Select one of your product fields that is important to your IF statement. In the example above, the field you are checking is the {category} Field
Conditions Select how you want to qualify the product for IF statement. The example above is checking if the field contains the value you below.
Value assigned to the condition This is the value that the condition is checking for. In the example above, the rule is checking if the word speaker is in the 

Note

You can add conditions to make your rule target a more specific set of products.

Result

Now that you have selected the channel to affect, the timeframe to run the rule, and zeroed in on the specific products you want to make changes to, its time to set what the rule does to the products


 
Replace this field Select the data field where you want to make changes. In the example above, the field that will be edited is a custom field  we created called {Extra Shipping Cost}
With Set the information that you want to replace with. In the example above, we are replacing the information in the {Extra Shipping Cost} field with 2.99. You can use [Static Fields] which is raw text like the example above, or {Dynamic Fields} like other available fields in your product data. 
Custom Data effects You can use custom data effects on the field to make intricate changes to the product data. In the example above, we will Multiply the end result by 1.8

Note

You can add results to your rule, making it trigger multiple changes.

Preview

To check you rule and how it affects your products, you can pick one of your product SKU's that the rule should affect, and preview its effects. The previewer will show the values in every field that is involved in the rule, both condition and result. Make sure to save your rule once you have finished

Did you find this article helpful?
1support@shopping-flux.com
https://cdn.desk.com/
false
desk
Loading
seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
about
false
Invalid characters found
/customer/en/portal/articles/autocomplete