Export/Import Product Template

KR2004
Visitor
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I have over 800 items that require the same customized product template, but there is no column in the csv export/import to select the template. When researching, I've seen others requested it over 3 years ago, but still not implemented, so following up.
I know I could "bulk edit" the products to choose the template, but with 800 items and bulk edit only allows editing up to 50 at a time, it will take a long time to update if I ever need to, or add future products.

 

Has this feature been added and I just don't see it? If not, can this feature be added? When?

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BP_Dev
Shopify Partner
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Hey there,

 

You can used the bulk editor for many more than 50.  I've used it for 300+ products at a time.  

 

In your admin > products page.. filter the list to all the products you want to change the template on, then select the "select all" checkbox at the top of the columns, and then select "select all products in this store".  Choose bulk edit.  When it loads, just scroll down to the bottom and it will keep loading products.  You'll notice in the top left it'll say "editing X/amount products".. and you'll see that number increase by 50 each time you scroll/load.  Then just select the top cell of the column, scroll allll the way down and while holding shift select the bottom cell (same column)... then scroll all the way back up (use the little indicator on the right so you're not scrolling forever with 800 products)... and select the template in the bold blue highlighted top cell.  It should change for all of the cells for all 800 products.  Hope that works for you!

KR2004
Visitor
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Hi,
Thanks, yeah that helps, but when I updated the products it took awhile to update, plus it is still a lot of extra steps as opposed to just putting in the name of the template into a column on the CVS import sheet. 😕