How to edit variant meta data in Bulk Editor

timd
Shopify Expert
98 3 41

I'm trying to edit the meta data for individual variants with a url like this:

https://SHOPNAME.myshopify.com/admin/bulk?resource_name=Product&edit=metafields.global.edition:strin...

As you can see from the image below, the variant meta fields don't seem to be editable but I've seen in other posts that people have been displaying Variant meta data in their stores so there must be a way to edit this. Maybe I have the url format wrong?

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timd
Shopify Expert
98 3 41

Never mind, found the solution:

https://SHOPNAME.myshopify.com/admin/bulk?resource_name=ProductVariant&show= image,full_title,variants&edit=metafields.global.edition_quantity:string

Abdul1
Tourist
77 0 2

Hi,

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Thanks and Best Regards, Abdul
ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 140

Thanks for that.

Do you know if those extra fields such as full_title are documented anywhere?

 

timd
Shopify Expert
98 3 41

I don't think so — the bulk editor is pretty poorly documented from what I've seen : (

ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 140
Jason
Shopify Expert
10873 190 2177

Metafield editing via the bulk editor is not officially supported. Whilst there's the blog post that unlocks the cool feature you shouldn't be expecting official documentation on it at this stage.

★ I jump on these forums in my free time to help and share some insights. Not looking to be hired, and not looking for work. http://freakdesign.com.au ★
ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 140

I see.

I hope it becomes official. I just stumbled on the blog post and this is pretty awesome!

 

Philip_Sole
Shopify Partner
17 1 5

Thanks.  How did you discover this?? 😕

Web design and development
webdesign@philipsole.com
jchekanoff
Shopify Partner
2 0 3

I couldn't upvote this little URL enough. WOW!

danielpretorius
Shopify Partner
97 0 12

Another neat way to do this is to use Airtable to manage your metafields, across all Shopify objects that support them (product, variants, customers, etc.). Take a look at how to bulk edit Shopify metafields this way.

Jordy_D
Shopify Partner
118 0 51

This is incredibly useful. Thanks for this update. 


Does anyone know how to limit the selection for products ? 

 

If I use "bulk?resource_name=ProductVariant", I'm not able to use "&ids=11836785594%2C11837292055" to only see the desired products. 

"&ids=11836785594%2C11837292055" will only work with "bulk?resource_name=Product"

 

That's the only thing we miss to be able to really makes variant metafields easy to manage!

★Shopify tweaker★
JonECM
Tourist
9 0 1

@Jordy_D Did you find a solution?

Jordy_D
Shopify Partner
118 0 51
Hi JonECM,

Unfortunately no. We've developed our own metafield app.
★Shopify tweaker★
MaxDesign
Shopify Expert
128 3 41

Found out a neat tool online that can help to quickly generate your meatfield bulk editor url (including select menu which can be a pain to do manually). I place such links right inside Shopify sections that needs metafields, this way the user can access everything from one place, quite handy.

You can find the tool on this Shopify partner website: https://madeforcode.com/pages/shopify-metafield-build-editor

At this time I'm trying to figure if I can show images of Article metafields in front of article titles (such as for products). I tried `&show=image` but without success, not sure it's possible.

Reach out to me at admin@maxdesign.expert
Chrishau5
New Member
1 0 1

Does anyone know how to sort? In this example, I'm trying to sort by Title.

Chrishau5_0-1626049038521.png

 

jchekanoff
Shopify Partner
2 0 3

@Chrishau5 We’ve been successful by adding the sort parameter, formatted like this:

&order=full_title+asc

 

Let me know if that helps! 

Chammond101
Tourist
6 0 4

Is there any way to filter using some sort of short parameter?