Icecat Release Notes September 1, 2020: localized spec values added to JSON and inactive price lists deactivated

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Icecat Release Notes

In our Release Notes September we explain how localized specs are now supported in our JSON interface, and how we deactive inactive price lists of users. The previous release notes can be found here.

Adding localized specs to JSON

Till recently, we didn’t show localized specifications in JSON format. Although, they are already available in XML for a long time. After a client request, we now add this functionality to JSON so that the export formats are consistent.

Added local_ID:
1. Added the additional attribute Local_ID – where we show the ID of a localized specification.
2. In attribute ID, we actually repeat the international (INT) spec ID.
3. In Presentation Value we show the localized value.
4. In the attribute Value we show the international (INT) spec value.
5. If we don’t have an international (INT) value, then we show only the localized value in Presentation Value and the international specification Value will be empty.

Release Notes September JSON

Broken price lists deactivation

As known, in case a user uploads a price list from a URL, we import it on a regular basis and match the products from it. But we noticed that many of such feeds become invalid after some time. Some of them do not contain any information anymore. Some files disappear. In such cases, we notify the customer and deactivate the feed after three months. In case a user reuploads his price list, the regular matching will start again. An advantage is that we save server resources and we process valid feeds faster.

Brand rank page including review score

We are about to release the brand rank by country, and a brand’s average Testseek review score.

HP’s brand rank page:

Release Notes September Brand Rank
Brand Rank page

Bug fixes:

  • English was selected when a user confirmed registration via the email link even though the active language could differ. After the fix implemented, a language chosen will be saved for such users and there will be no need to pick the language needed for the second time
  • The asset Product Story was unavailable in Transcend data-sheets. The issue was in the logic on the front-end side
  • Fixed a typo in the UAE English language name and tooltip: United Arabic Emirates -> United Arab Emirates.

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