Import and update product publish date

Eli_Triona
Excursionist
46 0 7

I've got 20,000 products I'm importing into Shopify and I need to set unique publish dates for each item. I don't see any means to accomplish this through a CSV import. How would one go about setting the publish dates? I'm hoping there is some way I do not have to go through 20,000 products manually and set the correct publish date for each.

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Benjamin_C
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
368 0 40

Hello Eli, Ben here - your Shopify Guru! 

 You would need to do this through the API, you can't update publish dates in the csv file as of right now. To use the API you would need to code a custom app to set the publish dates.

You can create products using the API and set all aspects of those products or you can update the products. Our documentation can be found here for the api calls you would need:

https://docs.shopify.com/api/product#update ;

You might want to talk with a Shopify Expert to code you a solution using the API. 

I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions :)

Cheers,
Ben C - Shopify Guru
Support@Shopify.com

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Eli_Triona
Excursionist
46 0 7

Thanks Ben! Appreicate your reply. I'll seek a solution using the API.
I know making changes to your import process is tricky, but consider this a feature request to add the capability to manage the publishing dates via spreadsheet import along with the other product data.

:)

Thanks again!

EddieB
Tourist
4 0 2

Is this still not possible and can only be achieved through the Shopify API? 

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