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M2E Item Specifics Issue
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Jimbob
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April 3, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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Hi,

I am having difficulties in assigning custom attributes to item specifics if the scope of the attribute was not created as ‘global’.

For example, in the item specifics options menu shown below I am assigning the attribute ‘colour’ from the dropdown menu as the attribute for the eBay Item Specific ‘Main Colour’

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However, when I try to list a product M2E states the item specific does not exist. I have since discovered that this is because when the ‘colour’ attribute was created as shown below, it wasn’t created with a scope = to ‘global’, but with the scope set to = ‘website’

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Changing the attribute scope from ‘website’ to ‘global’ still does not resolve this issue. The only solution I have found is to create duplicate attributes such as ebay_colour_specific, ebay_brand_specific and ebay_size_specific that are assigned and saved with the scope = to ‘global’ because I can not use the original attributes

This results in my admin product page looking a bit of a mess as shown below with duplicate attribute fields;

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In the above I want to use the ‘brand’ attribute as the custom attribute to assign as an eBay specific for the manufacturer, but as it will not let me I have had to create a duplicate called ‘ebay_brand_specific.

Is there any way to avoid having to do this?

Adventurist and online ecommerce retailer based in the UK. Trading since 2006.

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Matthew Ogborne

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April 7, 2014 - 8:02 am
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Hi James,

This is a little tricky to answer and I’ll explain why.

The idea is that you’re able to translate the attributes into other languages, so that you can use the same product onto multiple eBay sites using store views. However we are limited to what M2E allow us to do. I’m sure I would have checked this prior to making the tutorial, so that you don’t have to do what you’re suggesting above. However do check with M2E what scope the attributes need to be.

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Steven Howe

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April 7, 2014 - 11:13 am
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Our item specific testing, all are drop-down explicitly set values (we prefer these, if eBay don’t already acknowledge it, it’s useless for the filters). Scope is set to Store View.
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We have our store views set as in tutorial, allowing us to be smart with our attributes and assign translated values where possible/relevant.
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In general item specifics are available of similar specifics across eBay sites, and the values are pretty close. This method is the most efficient and doesn’t require maintaining anything more than the English data set. It’s limited where there are more values or a completely unique item specific on another market.
In the case of there being a completely new item specific we can create that enter the native values and translate them back to English for the Admin view. If the UK site adds the specific later we have support already.
In the case there are more specific values available than our admin (UK – English) then you lose some degree of detail, but you can still map to something close enough. Realistically there should be something. I’d recommend using eBay.co.uk or eBay.com as your admin/source values as they are usually more comprehensive, but your mileage may vary.
The automatic action I set is obviously different for the French listing group, but it maps to the same fields and figures it out based on what I put in the view labels.
Hope this helps!

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Matthew Ogborne

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April 7, 2014 - 11:17 am
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Steven,

That was amazing, thank you!

Matt

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Jimbob
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April 7, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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Wow, thanks for the info Steven.

How do you get all the different column headers in your attributes menu (ebay.de, ebay.es……) is that because you have a magento site for each of the international ebay sites?

Adventurist and online ecommerce retailer based in the UK. Trading since 2006.

Steven Howe

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April 8, 2014 - 7:13 am
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If you go back to the tutorial that sets up store views this is how it is created.

We used web site: Marketplaces
Store: Language (eg. English, French, Italian, Spanish, German)
Store View: Specific Site + sellerID combo (if you have more than one eBay ID)

So for the test above I created:
Website: Marketplaces
Store: English
Site: eBay.co.uk

Website: Marketplaces
Store: Italian
Site: eBay.it

Website: Marketplaces
Store: Spanish
Site: eBay.es

Website: Marketplaces
Store: French
Site: eBay.fr

Website: Marketplaces
Store: German
Site: eBay.de

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Hope that helps!

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Jimbob
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April 8, 2014 - 8:40 am
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Great help.

Thanks Steven

Adventurist and online ecommerce retailer based in the UK. Trading since 2006.

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Dave Furness

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April 9, 2014 - 8:51 am
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Brilliant, thanks for sharing Stephen, it’s cool to see a Magento site set up like this that we can physically see how the structure works! Great job

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