Introducing New XML Version

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You may know from the previous blog post that we’ve launched our updated XML version, which comes packed with several new tags, attributes, and features. Our aim is to provide a better experience, and we believe that the updated XML version will just do that. We already have converted  users with Full Icecat subscription to the updated  version. Now we are going to migrate users with Open Icecat subscription.

We’re confident that this new version will not negatively affect your current usage, but rather provide additional information tags that you can use, if you want to. We encourage you to try them out and see how they can enhance your business.

One of the main updates is the new tag structure, which has been added to the new version. It includes <ProductModelDescriptions>, <ProductTitles>, <ProductFeature> and <ProductRelated> tags, which can help you provide better descriptions, titles, features, and product relations.

Structure of new tags:

<ProductModelDescriptions>
  <Name langid="1" Value="{EN product name}"/>
  <Name langid="2" Value="{NL product name}"/>
  ...
</ProductModelDescriptions>

<ProductTitles>
  <Titles>
    <Title langid="1" Value="{EN product title}"/>
    <Title langid="2" Value="{NL product title}"/>
    ...
  </Titles>

  <GeneratedLocalTitles>
    <GeneratedLocalTitle langid="1" Value="{EN generated local product title}"/>
    <GeneratedLocalTitle langid="2" Value="{NL generated local product title}"/>
    ...
  </GeneratedLocalTitles>

  <BrandLocalTitles>
    <BrandLocalTitle langid="1" Value="{EN brand local product title}"/>
    <BrandLocalTitle langid="2" Value="{NL brand local product title}"/>
    ...
  </BrandLocalTitles>
</ProductTitles>

<ProductFeature ...>
  <PresentationValues>
    <PresentationValue langid="1" Value="{EN presentation value}"/>
    <PresentationValue langid="2" Value="{NL presentation value}"/>
    ...
  </PresentationValues>

  <LocalValues>
    <LocalValue langid="1" Value="{EN local value}"/>
      <Measure ID="1">
        <Sign ID="1" langid="1"><![CDATA[ m ]]></Sign>
      </Measure>
    </LocalValue>
    <LocalValue langid="2" Value="{NL local value}">
      <Measure ID="2">
        <Sign ID="2" langid="2"><![CDATA[ " ]]></Sign>
      </Measure>
    </LocalValue>
    ...
  </LocalValues>
</ProductFeature>

<ProductRelated ...>
  <Product ...>
    <Names>
      <Name langid="1" Value="{EN product name}"/>
      <Name langid="2" Value="{NL product name}"/>
      ...
    </Names>
  </Product>
</ProductRelated>

In addition to the new tag structure, we’ve also added new features that are only available in the new version, such as New Behavior for Product Relations, Auto-Generated Bullet Points, and Retailer Specific Description.

We’re excited to have you try out the new XML version and see how it can benefit your business. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team, who are always available to help.

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