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Overview


Your master products can be automatically updated with their child images and tagged for image switching.

This means that as you add a child product to a master in the CMS, as long as that child has an associated image, it will be copied across with the correct tags.



You can enable this functionality in the Product Variant Settings page in the CMS. 

Navigate to Settings → Feature Management → Product Variants, and enable the setting 'Update Master Products With Child Images'. 

Prerequisites

  • Your site must be running version 4.04 or higher
  • The child product needs an image loaded against it.
  • The child product can't also be a master product.
  • The child product can't be a child to more than one master - this feature works for one-to-one relationships only.



Step-by-step guide

  1. With the Product Variant Feature setting ('Update Master Products With Child Images') enabled, navigate to Products & CategoriesProduct Maintenance.  

  2. Search for and Edit a Master product. 

  3. Add a child product (or several) to the master product.
    • Ensure that each child product has an image against it. If the child product has more than one image, all of them will be copied across to the master.

  4. Once you've added all required child products, click Save

  5. On reload of the page, you'll see that the image from each child product has been added to the master, and has been automatically tagged with its variant option(s).


Here's a video showing a simple example. You can see that when the master product is saved, the new child images appear, complete with correct tags. 

Additional Information


Good to know

This functionality works whether your product images are loaded via the CMS, or sent via the Integrator!


Minimum Version Requirements


4.04.00

Prerequisites


  • The child product needs an image loaded against it.
  • The child product can't also be a master product.
  • The child product can't be a child to more than one master - this feature works for one-to-one relationships only.

Self Configurable


Yes

Business Function


Marketing

BPD Only?


Yes

B2B/B2C/Both


Both

Ballpark Hours From CV (if opting for CV to complete self config component)


$0

Ballpark Hours From CV (in addition to any self config required)


$0

Third Party Costs


n/a