[intro]Before you begin this Guide, you must install Custom Meta Data (which will take you through the steps required to add custom metadata manually to a single Product) and the Import/Export System (which will enable you to export all of your Product information onto a spreadsheet) to add metadata to the rest of the Products on your EKM online shop. [/intro]

In this Guide, you’ll learn how to add custom metadata to all of the Products on your EKM online shop in bulk by using a spreadsheet generated by the Import/Export System feature.

1. Before you begin, you need to export your products to a spreadsheet by following the steps in this Guide. When you have opened the file, you should have a spreadsheet which looks something like this. The first thing you need to do to the spreadsheet is to add the ‘Edit’ command so that when you upload the file back to your EKM online shop, the system knows that some extra details have been added to an existing Product:

2. Click the A column to highlight it, and then click the Find & Select icon on the top right-hand corner:

3. In the drop-down menu, select Replace:

4. In the window that appears, add the word ‘Product’ in the Find What field and the words ‘Edit Product’ in the Replace With field, before clicking the Replace All button:

This action will amend the ‘Product’ and ‘Product Variant’ rows to read ‘Edit Product’ and ‘Edit Product Variant’ accordingly. When you upload your spreadsheet onto your EKM online shop, the system will be aware that some of the data for the Products has been amended.

Adding the custom metadata

Your next step - to make the whole process quicker - is to highlight the ‘Add Product’ rows in bright yellow. When adding custom metadata, you only need to add it to the Add Product rows, so when they're highlighted, this should make the entire process a lot quicker for you.

5. You can colour the row yellow by clicking on the row number to highlight the entire row and then by clicking the paint icon towards the top left-hand side:

6. When you have coloured in all of your Add Product rows, scroll along your spreadsheet until you see the metadata columns, which are called MetaTitle, MetaDescription and MetaKeywords. Look for the Product and the Variants that you have already added your custom metadata to in the Custom Meta Data Guide:

7. Using the custom metadata that you’ve already added manually, copy this format when adding in the custom metadata for the rest of your Add Product rows:

8. When you have added custom metadata to all of your Add Product rows, you need to save your spreadsheet by clicking the File button in the top left-hand corner as normal:

9. Now you have finished working on your spreadsheet, the next step is to upload it onto your EKM online shop.



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