How can I automate alt tagging for product sorting?

dejongwout
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Need some pro help. We are using a system that uses the Image Alt Tag to sort products into their respective swatch. So: If the product is tagged 'Teak' (exact word' it get's shown in the product slider (image slider) when a user clicks the 'Teak" swatch.

This however is a crazy amount of manual work on thousands of images and swatches. Is there a way to automate this proces by pulling from the filename for example?

Would great if someone could point me in the right direction.
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ThePixelEdge
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Hello @dejongwout 

Certainly, I'd be happy to help you with this automation challenge. Could you please provide me with your store URL? Additionally, if you have any specific location or section in mind where you want to implement this automation, or if you can provide a screenshot for reference, it would greatly assist me in providing you with more tailored guidance

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dejongwout
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Hi!

Thanks for the reply!
The site is www.masayacompany.com
The function would be to determine which images show when filtering between
Swatches.

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ThePixelEdge
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162 16 17

Hello @dejongwout 
https://www.masayacompany.com/products/masaya-lounge-chair-san-geronimo-pattern?variant=394717916038...

Upon investigation, we discovered that when there is a modification in either the pattern or material of a product, it triggers the rendering of the alternate tag. Consequently, the product becomes visible in the product slider.

Certainly, we are capable of making these changes in bulk on your behalf. However, it's important to note that there will be associated costs for this service.

If you are interested to discuss this, Kindly Reach out to us.

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dejongwout
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Hi!

Correct. We are not looking for a Bulk upload but rather an automation that pulls the Alt Tag that we use for the product variants from the filename.
ThePixelEdge
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Hello @dejongwout 

Thank you for verifying that. Before I offer a solution, I'd like to gather some information about whether you manually create products or if you utilize a CSV file or any other import utility for product creation.

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JoesIdeas
Shopify Expert
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When I had a store we used Crush Pics to automate alt tags, I remember there being rules you could setup, filename might have been one of them.

 

If not, I would reach out to them and ask if they have an option to do what you're looking for, as a bulk job, they may be able to create a solution for you if it doesn't already exist.

• Creator of Order Automator (automate tagging, fulfillment, Amazon, notifications + more)
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