Can you change a product template in the csv file you import?

CompassJW
Excursionist
17 0 4

I have created a product template “Customizable” where the customer could add special requests for their items on the product page.

Now I want to make many products have this template. If I export products from shopify into a csv file, is there a way to change the template that the product uses? So I can bulk update the product template, then import the csv? or do I have to change the product templates one by one?

Thanks!

 

 

Trevor
Community Moderator
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@CompassJW 

It is not currently possible to assign product templates within the CSV file. It would require updating the products manually if you are using any template other than the default template. However; we do have an existing feature request to get this added to our system. I've added your feedback to the request so our product teams can review it further. 

If you have any other feedback about the feature and how it impacts your business let me know. I'd be happy to add to the feedback I've already submitted. 


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CompassJW
Excursionist
17 0 4

Hello @Trevor !

Thanks for your reply, I am glad to hear that you were able to put in a request for this feature. Currently we are trying to get the products entered into shopify by csv. The more we play around with the capabilities, the more I am able to customize for example item-lines forms in a product (the template we are talking about). There are many products which didn’t have the new template and I will go back to manually change the topic but there are over 200 products that I will have to change manually , so if this request can be put in, it would be really convenient to have a csv indicating which template we want to use. Also it means that going forward I could just select which template when inputting new products so I wouldn’t have to retro change new products. It’s exciting that this is a project you can work on. Please keep me updated if there are any changes

 

Thanks -CompassJW

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Trevor
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@CompassJW 

Thank you for that additional feedback! I've gone ahead and added that to the existing feedback I added for you. That'll help our teams better understand why it would be important to implement this feature. We'll update our Changelog should we launch this feature in the future. 


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