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Generic Attribute Sets & Attributes
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Dale Holden
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November 18, 2013 - 8:38 pm
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Hi Guys

I know this is going to sound silly but here goes Confused

In Magneto if you do a virgin install you get nothing in the Attribute Sets & Attributes, which i guess makes sense. But there must be a generic list that most people use or i would have thought like colour, sizes, etc etc .

Is there a list that exists you can import it seems silly for everybody to have to type there own. I know your going to say your lazy but why do it if somebody else has?

Just another thought of streamlining the process

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 18, 2013 - 9:14 pm
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Howdy Dale,

Actually you get the attribute set called “Default” and the system attributes to start off.

And yup you’re right there will be common sets, such as Size, Colour & SizeColour. However the tricky part is working out what the common attributes should be when you look at eBay as a whole, especially for Item Specifics. One eBay category will have no required attributes (eg art) and another eBay category 5 (eg womens shoes).

I have thought of a few ways to expediate the process, such as downloading the recommended item specifics for eBay and then letting the user (ie you) select the categories that they wish to use and then populating the attributes for you using the Magento API.

But that does get a little complicated, especially when you consider the site may time out, it requires the user to create a API user, how to tackle set attributes (dropdown options), also multi-select options and adds an overhead. Yep we might turn this into a paid for service, that is an option, but right now it seems a better idea just to include 2 guides on how to locate, create, name attributes accordingly and give you the knowledge on how to do it yourself.

If that makes sense :)

Matt

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Dale Holden
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November 18, 2013 - 9:49 pm
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Hi Matt

Cheers for that i have a Ebay developer account (but never used it yet) lol

Sounds like you have thought through this, i just thought there was a generic set/group that could be used by 90% general users.

Dale

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 19, 2013 - 1:18 am
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Howdy Dale,

Yea there are some common ones, such as brand and EAN. I’ll pull the lot of the API tomorrow and see what I get back :)

Matt

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 19, 2013 - 4:21 pm
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Hi Dale,

I’ve just finished the underlying code for the process for extracting eBay listings, manipulating them and creating an file that you can directly import into Magento.

Is this something you’d find useful for what you’re up to?

Matt

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Dale Holden
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November 19, 2013 - 8:09 pm
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Hi Matt

I am not upto anything per se It was a question I put forward to see if there was a more efficent method for compiling my attributes /sets :)

It sounds like there is how do I get your list and upload it ?

Dale

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 19, 2013 - 8:11 pm
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Hi Dale,

I’ll email the details to you in a few moments :)

Matt

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Tim Riley
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April 29, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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Hi Matt

Is there any way that I can get a copy of this list please? It sounds like it would speed things up a lot for me.

Keep up the good work. :)
Cheers
Tim

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Matthew Ogborne

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April 29, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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Hi Tim,

It’s been a while since I’ve looked at this (the thread was back in December). If I remember correctly I paused on it because I didn’t a suitable method of getting the values into Magento.

Matt

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