Search tips for in-app bulk product editing
There are are two options for modifying products using the Bulk Editor. One option would be to use the 'in-app' bulk edit, and the other option is to do a spreadsheet edit. We've collected some tips on this page to help you be more effective with your in-app edits.
Using the main search box
Once you install the Bulk Product Editor app for Shopify you're presented with a page where you can search for the products you want to edit:
You can search for products by either:
- Typing text in the main search box and pressing Enter
- Clicking on the Filter Products button and adding a filter to your search
The quickest way to search for products is to just type in some text and press Enter (or click Search). When you do this the Bulk Editor app will search for all products that contain that text in the product's:
- Product Type
If you want to limit the results, you can always add additional filters with the Filter Products dropdown.
Toggle between searching for products that meet "all conditions" and "any conditions"
When filtering your products for an in-app edit, you can toggle between searching for "products that match any one of the following conditions", or "products that match all of the following conditions", simply by clicking on the link underneath the filter button.
How to view a product's details from the search results
Sometimes you might see a product show up but you're not exactly sure which product it is (maybe you have several different products with the same title). If you want view the product's detail page just click on the thumbnail image on the left side of the search results. This will open up the detail page in a new window so you can see all the information about the product.
Search for products with no weight
If a product in Shopify does not have a weight set it will default to zero. You can find these products by using the Filter Products dropdown. Click on the dropdown and do a search for Weight = 0 that looks like this:
The click Add filter and you'll just see the products with no weight set.
Search for products with no tags
To search for products with no tags, first click the "Filter" button on the main search page, then click "Tag", set the option to "Contains", enter "Empty" into the field and click "Add Filter" (or hit enter).
Search for products with no description
To search for products with no description, first click the "Filter" button on the main search page, then click "Description", set the option to "Equals", and click "Add Filter" (leave the field for the description empty).
Search for products that are published on your store (or not)
To search for products that are published on your online store click on the Filter dropdown on the main search page. Then, choose the Published on Web option and click "YES THE PRODUCTS ARE PUBLISHED". Or, if you would like to see unpublished products, repeat the steps above but click "NO, THE PRODUCT IS NOT PUBLISHED".
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