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lilypaddingg
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Hello, 

 

I'm setting up a website for haircare products and each product has quite a fair bit of information tied to them. I have information like: "How to use" and "Key Ingredients" which I need to include for each product. 

 

Since I have 300+ products, is there a way that I can automatically add these metafields to the products or is there a specific header which I can add to my excel sheet so that it can be detected and synced when I upload it to Shopify?

 

Please help!

 

Thanks.

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Ablestar_Daniel
Shopify Partner
94 13 17

This is an accepted solution.

Hello,

 

Unfortunately the Shopify admin CSV product export/import doesn't support metafields. I've seen lots of people request it but it hasn't been added yet.  That said, there are two ways I'm aware of to edit these.

 

In the Shopify admin, you can use the 'bulk editor' to edit the metafields in a table-like view. If you want to set the same value for multiple fields this might ways as you can copy/paste a single value across multiple rows. There's some additional instructions here: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/custom-data/metafields/bulk-edit-metafields

 

If that doesn't work for you I would recommend checking out a third-party app, like our Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Here's a video walkthrough showing how you could update your metafields with a spreadsheet using the app:

 

 

It's also possible to update the values without a spreadsheet and it has several advantages over the Shopify CSV export/import including previews, being able to view the progress of the edit and a one-click undo option.

 

Happy to help answer any follow up questions, either about the Shopify bulk editor or metafields in general. Best,

Daniel

Founder @ Ablestar ✦
Manage product data, spreadsheets, Google Shopping data, and metafields with Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Use previews, undos, and automations to be confident your product data is correct.
Please don't forget to Like and Mark Solution to the post that helped you. Thanks!

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Ablestar_Daniel
Shopify Partner
94 13 17

This is an accepted solution.

Hello,

 

Unfortunately the Shopify admin CSV product export/import doesn't support metafields. I've seen lots of people request it but it hasn't been added yet.  That said, there are two ways I'm aware of to edit these.

 

In the Shopify admin, you can use the 'bulk editor' to edit the metafields in a table-like view. If you want to set the same value for multiple fields this might ways as you can copy/paste a single value across multiple rows. There's some additional instructions here: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/custom-data/metafields/bulk-edit-metafields

 

If that doesn't work for you I would recommend checking out a third-party app, like our Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Here's a video walkthrough showing how you could update your metafields with a spreadsheet using the app:

 

 

It's also possible to update the values without a spreadsheet and it has several advantages over the Shopify CSV export/import including previews, being able to view the progress of the edit and a one-click undo option.

 

Happy to help answer any follow up questions, either about the Shopify bulk editor or metafields in general. Best,

Daniel

Founder @ Ablestar ✦
Manage product data, spreadsheets, Google Shopping data, and metafields with Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Use previews, undos, and automations to be confident your product data is correct.
Please don't forget to Like and Mark Solution to the post that helped you. Thanks!