🌟 News and Releases in Mergado

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

August 19, 2020, 15:30

News

  • :green_apple: New rule type Remove Diacritics!
    • This rule removes diacritical and other characters in the text and replaces them with equivalents from “standard” latin script (de facto English alphabet, i.e. characters defined by the table ASCII).
      • Example:
      • äöü ÄÖÜß őñô çģ ęāăğ łø țżè đħơ will be converted to aou AOUss ono cg eaag lo tze dho.
    • Symbols of other languages, such as Chinese or Japanese, are transliterated.
      • E.g. 北亰 will be converted to Bei Jing
      • Unfortunately, the conversion of such complex systems into Latin will never be completely perfect. :cold_sweat:
  • :sunflower: We have added support for new formats:
  • :hammer_and_pick: We fixed a serious bug in the converter to the Shoptet format, due to which new multiple elements were created when the converter was repeatedly applied.
    • This caused a gradual massive degradation of performance in the projects concerned.
    • This will not happen anymore. :high_brightness:
  • :eight_spoked_asterisk: We fixed an unhandled state for the Find and Replace rule, where an empty value of a variable that was used as a search expression caused completely unexpected results for it, as well as a possible subsequent crash of the entire rule application process.
  • Lots of other fixes and minor tweaks in the UI. :candy:
    • E.g. the graphs sometimes showed “truncated” numbers on the axes, which is now fixed.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

September 3, 2020, 15:30

News

  • :apple: The find and replace rule is now multiline!
    • Instead of splitting more complex replacement rules into a large number of separate rules, only one replacement rule can now be used. :sunglasses:
    • :thought_balloon: When applied, the lines are scrolled from top to bottom and the changes are evaluated gradually over all (i.e. the change defined by line no. 2 is applied even if something has already been found and replaced in the previous line no. 1).
  • :yarn: We now support the Modio/Modisimo search engine format.
    For these countries: :czech_republic: Czech Republic, :slovakia: Slovakia, :poland: Poland and :uk: United Kingdom.
  • :pill: We have added support for the new Pilulka.cz Marketplace XML format.
  • We’ve updated the formats for :world_map: Google and Facebook to their latest specifications.
  • :hammer: We’ve revised the Mall Marketplace format and updated it to the latest specification.
  • :memo: For projects converting feeds from Heureka to Favi, element values for alternative images were incorrectly rewritten. This is now fixed.
  • :money_with_wings: We’ve added support for the Set shipping rates rule for our Mergado XML format.
  • To avoid inattentive errors when creating a custom format, we now ask for confirmation :ballot_box_with_check: if a user selects a file type different than the one found by the feed analysis.
  • :gear: If the user manually cancels the operation of processing the feed (i.e. importing data, applying rules, or exporting data), information about it will now be stored in the project history (until now, this canceled operation appeared to have been canceled by Mergado).
  • :card_file_box: UI: The number of currently present products in the project is now displayed on the left side in the dashboard on the Overview page of the project.
    • Previously, the number of products uploaded during the last import was displayed here, which meant that if the import ended with an error, zero was displayed here. This is now being addressed.
  • The General view of the Products page no longer displays information obtained from hidden elements. :face_with_monocle:
  • :racehorse: We added whispering of element names for Slovak :slovakia: Google Shopping when creating new elements.
  • :partly_sunny: We fixed a bug that in certain rare situations, some products might not be automatically re-generated during auto-regeneration - even though they changed on input on the last import - until the input changed again.
  • We handled rare situations where when saving a rule form, their multiline entries could be saved in the wrong order. :sweat:
  • And other minor improvements and fixes…
    • For example, here and there we have fixed errors and typos in translating Mergado’s interface into other languages.

Platform

In the https://api.mergado.com/projects/<project_id>/queries/ endpoint, we no longer display anonymous (and therefore temporary) untitled queries.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

September 14, 2020, 15:30

News

Platform

  • We now repeat HTTP requests in the direction of apps (events or rules) even when the response is returned with the 404 HTTP code.
  • When entering a URL for custom storage for apps, we now validate the value as a URL.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

September 30, 2020, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • We support a new format - :de: Moebel24.de CSV.
  • We have added Balikovna to the Set shipping rates rule for the :czech_republic: Zboží.cz format.

Bugfixes

  • In the :world_map: Google Shopping format, the LINK element has occasionally emptied. It’s fixed now.
  • We fixed possible crashes when uploading CSV files to Mergado that did not have utf-8 encoding.
  • We fixed a minor bug with duplicate rows in the Find and Replace rule.
  • :wrench: Other minor fixes and improvements.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

October 15, 2020, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • We support new formats:
  • We have revised the :poland: Ceneje.pl format and updated its specifications.
    • E.g., we’ve added wrapping to CDATA for elements that require it.
  • We no longer export these elements from Mergado for the UPgates output format:
    • PRODUCT_DISCOUNT_REAL, PRICE_WITH_VAT, PRICE_WITHOUT_VAT, CURRENCY, PRODUCT_ID and VARIANT_ID.
  • :candy: In the Find and replace rule, an “annoying” space was being added after the selected whispered variable, which then affected the search for the term. This is now fixed.
  • :hocho: When importing input data, we will now ignore elements with attributes that have values that are too long - and merge such elements into a single element without attributes.
    • Specifically, if, for example, the name of the element_name(attr1=value1;attr2=value2)|number element exceeds the length of 100 characters, we import the element in the form element_name|number.
    • Elements above 100 characters in length have so far been imported truncated and have caused errors when exporting the output feed. :sweat:
  • :gear::heart: We’ve spent a lot of time exploring ways to optimize Mergado’s collaboration with third-party apps when applying rules.
    • The results are promising and, according to our benchmarks, this update can significantly speed up the application of app rules and our input/output format converters.
    • :green_apple: According to our measurements, the rate of acceleration improved in some cases by a factor of 10, however, it depends on many parameters (e.g. the location of the app or converter rule in the list of rules or whether there are any rules aimed at output queries before these rules).
  • :wrench: Other minor fixes and improvements.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

October 29, 2020, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :star2: We learned how to import and export from Google Sheets.
    • To import data, use the URL of your spreadsheet and enable sharing. The resulting export will then allow you to upload your feed to Google Drive. You can find out more in the article we are currently preparing for you. :green_apple:
  • We have created new, updated formats for all language versions of the Shopalike CSV format.
  • :apple: Two new product listing options have been added to the Products page:
    • Only monitored products.
    • Only hidden products.
  • New projects with formats Spartoo.at, Designforumshop.de, Pricerunner.de and Pricerunner.at will no longer be available to be created, because they don’t exist anymore.
  • Events where a rule has been modified by a third-party app will also be recorded in the project history. :clamp:
  • :gear: We have optimized the retrieval of random values of elements that are used to test regular expressions when creating or modifying variables.
  • :gear: We have optimized the downloading of element values to CSV for large projects - for elements with hundreds of thousands of values, this could sometimes be an error.
  • On the Elements page, in addition to the number of unique output values, each element also has a new number of unique values at the input.
  • The main page with an overview of shops now shows the input and output format and the number of active rules for each project.
  • It should no longer happen that - although the products really are in Mergado - the number of imported items is displayed as zero on the project dashboard.
  • :toolbox: After saving a selection on the Products page, the number of items in that selection may not be displayed. This is now fixed.
  • :hammer_and_wrench: We have fixed the duplication of the project, which did not have to be completely successful if there was a rule to find and replace in the project.
  • :ribbon: We have fixed a bug in custom format converters, that could cause new elements to “multiply” in the project each time the rules are applied. :cold_sweat:
  • :candy: We have spent time on further optimizations - this time we focused on the export process.
    • It should be faster and more stable when processing projects that have many (tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands) elements, if they have an empty value for individual products.
  • We examine the causes and possible solutions to infrastructure problems that have recently begun to emerge.
  • And other minor improvements and fixes.

Audit news :spiral_notepad:

  • In addition to the feed audit link, we’ve added a new image audit link to the sidebar.
  • The feed audit now supports the &gt; entity as a valid category delimiter for G:PRODUCT_TYPE element.
  • We can now also audit feeds secured via přes basic HTTP authentication (jednoduché ověření přístupu).
    • Which means we can now process feeds with a URL in the form of https://name:password@www.some-shop.com/feed.xml.
  • A number of texts concerning the results of audits have been modified and corrected.

Platform :wrench:

  • At the endpoint /shops/<shop_id>/stats/sources/ we now provide four new types of sources:
    • shop_reviews_export_url
    • product_reviews_export_url
    • shopping_cart_overview_report_url
    • shopping_cart_stats_report_url
  • When editing a rule via the API, this event is newly written to the project history.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

November 11, 2020, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :star2: We support new formats:
  • :candy: Improved UX: Smart copy-pasting of multiline values from the clipboard is now supported by the Rename values in bulk rule. :star_struck:
  • :spiral_notepad: Online stores in Mergado now have their own History page.
    • Important changes concerning the online stores themselves will be recorded here.
    • For now, we’re recording information about these events:
      • Create a project, delete a project, enable a project, and disable a project.
      • Creating a connection in the Keychain app, deleting the connection in the Keychain app.
      • Sending invitations to access the online store in Mergado.
      • Enabling and disabling apps tied to the online store.
  • :abacus: We’ve improved the export to Google Sheets, which now accepts sheet names in another language (e.g. Hárok1 instead of Sheet1).
  • :articulated_lorry: We fixed an issue when calculating the cheapest transport option included a zero value. Transport with a value of 0 will now be evaluated as the cheapest option when converting to another format.
  • :cherries: We have improved the format converter in cases where the output element can be populated from multiple candidate elements on the input.
    • The value of the first non-empty candidate element is now used. Previously, only the first candidate was used, although it did not have to contain that value (but another candidate may already have had a value).
  • :hammer_and_wrench: Bugfix: If the attribute value of an element contained a vertical bar |, which Mergado otherwise uses as a separator of multiple and embedded elements, such an element caused errors when exporting the output feed. We are now removing verticals in attribute values to prevent errors.
  • Custom format bugfix: Although the user could have set the custom format definition to "hide" an input element, this was not the case :frowning:. From now on, such an element will really be hidden.
  • :information_source: We’ve added a notification to the Rename Categories in Bulk rule to alert you to a higher risk of discrepancies when trying to automatically design categories based on input categories in a language other than the one used in the output format.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

Platform :wrench:

  • UI: The top bars with notifications from Mergado will no longer “push down” the IFRAME viewport of an app.
  • The following news is in Mergado Developers:
    • Vendor texts (description, website, banners, etc.) are now localizable - they can be entered for different languages that Mergado supports in the UI.
    • Small banners Get the app in the Mergado Store are now prettier and available for more locales: cs_CZ, sk_SK, pl_PL, en_GB, de_DE, hr_HR, hu_HU, sl_SI, sr_RS.
  • A new endpoint https://api.mergado.com/eshop/<id>/eventlogs/ is available in the API. This endpoint is where selected events that we recorded at the online store are available.
  • Mergado Store: The rating tab on the app detail is now always displayed. If no rating exists yet, the user will be prompted to add one.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

January 13, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star: We have improved work with the Plain CSV format, which is now supported by the format converter. So now Plain CSV can be used with other formats on input or output.
  • For the prices of items in the custom format, we can now read the prices written “in another order” - so we can read the CURRENCY 123.45 form if the price could not be read in the standard form 123.45 CURRENCY.
  • :truck: When processing shipping prices, the converter rule for some formats considered the zero shipping price to be undefined. Now the zero shipping price is converted to the true zero shipping price.
  • :speedboat: Optimization of the converter rule if a custom format is used at the project input.
    • For custom format projects that also had many elements (thousands, tens of thousands, and more) the converter was very slow. We have investigated this specific case of inefficient application of the converter rule and implemented changes that solve it.
  • :adhesive_bandage: In some rare cases we may have misidentified whether a project should export (or skip) the output feed. We fixed this.
  • :spiral_notepad: On the Elements page, you can now sort elements by the number of their values (both input and output).
  • Notification bars at the top of the page that inform users about various events can now have different background colors, depending on the importance of the event.
  • Feed audit:
    • We can now audit the format :hungary: Árukereső.hu.
    • We performed cleanup in certain validators and improved their descriptions.
  • We improved UI localization in different languages.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

Platform :wrench:

  • :cherries: In certain situations, due to an HTTP error when sending webhooks to apps, the error may have been incorrectly logged. We fixed that.
  • MAIA contains a new method setAppTitle(), through which the app can modify the title of the page, within which its main IFRAME viewport is displayed.
  • :spider_web: We fixed the generation of a sitemap file for the Mergado Store for better discoverability of apps in internet search engines.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

January 27, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star2: We have implemented the latest changes to our :mergado: Mergado feed specifications.
  • :currency_exchange: Again, we’ve improved the way we read currency from price elements when converting formats. As a result, we will reprocess the price containing non-ASCII characters - such as or $ - correctly.
  • :information_source: We’ve added new information bars that inform users about the upcoming end of the trial period, or about issued invoices.
  • :spiral_notepad: the Data file import rule: When uploading a CSV file, we may have inaccurately detected the mimetype of the file as text/html, if the CSV defined values containing HTML elements (e.g. the file defined HTML content for the CSV DESCRIPTION column). In this case, we notified the user that it was not a CSV file and the rule could not be saved. We have removed this specific restriction.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed the custom format editing form in which the saved mapping for DELIVERY and PARAM elements is correctly displayed.
  • :candy: UI: Information about the current tariff is now displayed in the information box on the online store main page with the list of projects.
  • :lollipop: UI: Long values in graph tooltips were sometimes truncated too soon. They will now look better.
  • Added a number of missing translations for different languages for UI and for notification email texts.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

February 10, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :old_key: Keychain: If your Google Analytics account managed more than 1000 profiles, we didn’t display some of them when connecting to GA. We have solved this and we now display all profiles.
  • :candy: On the Products page, we fixed a bug in switching the view of tracked and hidden products.
  • :apple: Custom format: We continue in :mag: exploring and :broom: cleaning up “bad” edge cases.
    • We focused on situations when the combination of custom format (on input) vs Shoptet format (on output) could lead to the fact that each time the converter rule was applied to the project, new and new elements were repeatedly created. We have now fixed this. :cherries:
    • Another update is that if the project contained multiple elements (e.g. GIFT|1, GIFT|2, etc.) to be exported (i.e. not hidden), but such elements were not known to the output custom format, the export ended in error. This is fixed and now such “unknown” elements are exported correctly. :watermelon:
  • :hammer_and_pick: Format converters: We have handled various places in format converters where an error could have occurred if the name of the element being processed contained more | vertical bars than the converter expected.
  • :candle: On the Project Settings page, we added the option to select Google Sheets as feed generator :spiral_notepad: .

Platfrom

  • :chart: On the app’s Overview page (in Mergado Store), we now load the number of running instances and the status of estimated sales asynchronously. This should reduce the occurrence of situations where for some reason we do not have time to calculate the data, and at the same time do not block the page loading.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

March 2, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star2: Redesign and new features on the Products page.
    • The part of the page with settings for different views on products has undergone a facelift and is now beautiful. :heart_eyes:
    • :watermelon: New features were published!
      • Product sorting
        • Products from the current query can now be sorted according to the selected element (for input queries, the input value of the element is used for sorting, for output queries its output value).
        • Sorting is not part of the query as such (i.e. sorting does not affect, for example, the order in which the rules are applied to the products in the query), it is just a way of displaying the results.
      • Export to CSV for the table view.
        • Only the elements of the selected columns are saved in the CSV.
  • News about formats :sun_behind_small_cloud:
    • :hammer_and_wrench: We support the new Idealo CSV format
      • Specifications here.
      • In addition, we have updated the current Idealo XML format according to the current specification.
    • It will no longer be possible to create projects with the input formats Scontofacile.it (service has expired) and Designforumshop (service has expired). :thinking:
  • :information_source: At the top of a page within the project (export), we now display a warning message about non-passing import or application of rules, if these processes have ended 2 or more times with an error in the last 24 hours.
  • :rainbow: We have improved the component for suggesting variables and values in the rule for bulk rewriting by values. At the same time, we corrected the bugs in highlighting, which may have occured in some edge cases.
  • :mailbox: We have improved the pasting of multiline values from the clipboard in the Rewrite, Bulk rewrite by values and Rename categories in bulk rules, where we now better recognize and insert values representing a regular expression.
  • :candy: A button to download the list as CSV has been added to the Elements and Variables page.
  • Data File Import Rule: When uploading a CSV file via a form, for “more exotic-looking CSV files”, we may misidentify their mime-type - and not allow such uploads. We have recently expanded the list of supported mime-types to eliminate these “false negative” situations as much as possible.
  • We fixed the incorrect behavior of the converter from the custom format in the case when the input is missing elements representing IMAGE elements.
  • We have removed the word XML from the subject of notification e-mails - Mergado has long been able to process other data files than just XML.
  • Minor improvements in process names and breadcrumb navigation under Project History.
  • Lots of other minor fixes and improvements.

Platform :wrench:

  • :national_park: The app image for social networks, defined by the meta property = "og: image" element on the app detail page in the Mergado Store, can now be set for different locales.
    An online store’s avatar URL field has been added to the online store information (e.g. GET http://api.mergado.com/shops/123456). :camping:
{
  "id": "123456",
  "name": "Some e-shop name",
  "owner_id": "1",
  "exported_items": 80000,
  "tariff_id": "2",
  "tariff_validity": "2022-10-31",
  "paid_tariff_id": "2",
  "created_at": "2020-09-17T12:29:42+00:00",
  "permissions": [],
  "avatar_url": "https://app.mergado.com/upload/8787f44a7f7da538ded3d7fc8d6bf7f3.png"
  // Or "avatar_url": null, if the online store does not have an avatar set.
}
  • :fried_egg: Added support for variables in URL rules - can be set in the rule administration of your app in Mergado Developers.
    • The known placeholders/variables that wrap in the URL in {curly_braces} are as follows:
      • project_id: Project ID.
      • apply_log_id: ID of the apply_log
      • rule_id: Rule ID
      • request_id: A random identification string unique to each request.
      • item_count: Number of items in the currently sent payload.
      • current_format: Current format - here it depends on whether the app rule is before or after the format converter rule.
    • Example of a newly valid URL: http://some-app.com/rule/{project_id}/{rule_id}?logId={apply_log_id}

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

March 10, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star2: Number of improvements in Feed audit:
    • We have updated the specifications for auditing the following formats:
      • :czech_republic: Heureka.cz and :slovakia: Heureka.sk
      • :czech_republic: Zboží.cz
      • :earth_americas: Google Shopping and Google DSA
      • :earth_americas: Facebook
      • :earth_africa: Glami format family
      • :slovakia: Pricemania.sk
      • :slovenia: Ceneje.si
    • At the same time, we have adjusted the descriptions and severity levels of many validators.
    • We fixed the behavior of the validator for detecting numbers in elements - The element does not contain a numeric value result will not be returned, if the element was in fact completely missing.
    • :building_construction: We have removed support for auditing the old format for Zboží.cz (i.e. the one that has discontinued support since 2016).
  • We have updated the :romania: Compari.ro format according to the latest specification.
    • The specification is available here.
    • At the same time, the specification for auditing this format was updated.
  • :rainbow: Optimization and acceleration - for importing feeds with the custom format on the input.
    • Exploring the possibilities of accelerating the Mergado has brought more fruit :cherries: - we have identified inefficient code when importing feeds with a custom format.
    • For your project with a custom input format, this may or may not have happened - depending on the number of elements defined by the custom format, the size of the input feed, and the number of XML elements in the input XML feed itself.
    • :rocket: With the optimized code, in the worst cases we tracked up to 15 × acceleration of the import (i.e. import lasting e.g. 50 minutes now takes 3 minutes).
  • :hammer: We have modified the behavior of the Remove Accents rule when processing letters with trem for German formats. It is newly converted as follows:
    • ä (Ä)ae (AE) (instead of the original a)
    • ö (Ö)oe (OE) (instead of the original o)
    • ü (Ü)ue (UE) (instead of the original u)
  • :coffee: We have added two new generators that can be set for the project:
    • Rocketoo
    • JZShop 2
  • :adhesive_bandage: Since the last release, we’ve had an error with the :hungary: Argep.hu format, which didn’t produce the necessary elements on the output. This is now fixed.
  • :memo: For some text fields in the Mergada UI, we incorrectly handled HTML user-specified entities (e.g. &nbsp; or &amp;). This should be fixed.
  • When importing rules from project to project, it was possible to import a rule for the Heureka Watchdog app, which didn’t make sense - and now it’s fixed.
  • :candy: The field for setting UTM parameters within the project settings (which are then used to obtain statistics from connected Google Analytics) has a new button for resetting to the default value.
  • Lots of other minor adjustments and repairs.

Platform :wrench:

  • New endpoints to get information about where and when your app was turned on or off.
    • https://api.mergado.com/me/app/enabled/
      • Lists enabled or disabled instances of your app along with the entity ID (which is the ID of the project, shop, or user - depending on the type of app) - if the app has been turned on at least once for that entity.
      • API documentation here.
    • https://api.mergado.com/me/app/<int:entity_id>/
    • :information_source: These endpoints can only be accessed with an OFFLINE access token - that is, with an access token that represents the app itself (and not a specific Mergado user - which would be an ONLINE token).
      • More about offline/online access token distribution here or here.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

March 24, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star2: We are releasing a new iteration of the table view of products!
    • We’ve added a new column for actions that correspond to product actions that are available for other view types.
    • Products that are hidden now appear grayed out.
  • :candy: Improved feed audit for Heureka.cz and Heureka.sk formats
    • We now validate the existence of mandatory parameters for a given product category.
  • :hammer_and_pick: Improvements to the data import rule, where the case of the element names that are defined in the CSV file is no longer important.
    • As a result, it means that (finally), e.g. the CSV column PARAM | COLOR can target the PARAM | Color element.
  • :earth_asia: We added support for new Kelkoo countries: Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Vietnam.
  • :hammer: We fixed the behavior of smart text fields (e.g. those that support variable suggesting), in which user input of HTML tags was not working correctly.
  • :spiral_notepad: For newly created connections with Google Sheets, the Google email of the user for whom the connection is created will be displayed in the Keychain app.
  • :skateboard: We can now load input CSV feeds with one column into Mergado. :hugs:
  • We have corrected the texts of sent e-mails, where the names of user roles within the store were not translated. :sweat:
  • :partly_sunny: We’ve modified the behavior of the data entry field in the rule scheduler so that the date older than the current day cannot be selected by mistake (other than by mistake, having a newly entered date in the past doesn’t make sense).
  • And a number of other minor fixes and improvements.

Platform :wrench:

  • For some specific endpoints, we now support a special GET parameter _plus, which can be used to obtain extra resources that are linked to the primary resource.
    • This makes it possible, for example, to reduce two queries - one for a project and the other for the store to which this project belongs - to one HTTP request using the _plus field.
      • e.g. the GET query on https://api.mergado.com/projects/123?_plus=eshop, which returns a response:
{
	"id": "123",
	"eshop_id": "456"
	...
	"_plus": {
		"shop": {
			"id": "456",
			"owner_id": "1",
			...
		}
	}
}
  • List of endpoints with their supported _plus values
    • https://api.mergado.com/shops/id/ supports .../?_plus=info
    • https://api.mergado.com/projects/id/ supports .../?_plus=shop,shop.info
    • https://api.mergado.com/elements/id/ supports .../?_plus=project
    • https://api.mergado.com/rules/id/ supports .../?_plus=project
    • https://api.mergado.com/queries/id/ supports .../?_plus=project
    • https://api.mergado.com/variables/id/ supports .../?_plus=project

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

April 7, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :hungary: :heart: We are launching a new Hungarian localization of the Mergado interface.
  • :dna: :czech_republic: Shoptet.cz format update.
    • We now map the ITEM_TYPE element to the Mergado PRODUCT_TYPE element.
    • We map the shoptet ORIG_URL element to the Mergado URL element.
    • We now know the Shoptet SUPPLIER element.
  • :star2: We’ve added support for the new Billiger.de XML format.
    • Specifications here.
    • We have also updated the specifications of the Billiger.de CSV format.
  • :rainbow: New iteration of the table view on the Products page.
    • You can now move in the table using the keyboard - you can use the directional arrows (even in combination with CTRL), the tab, and the SHIFT + tab to move.
  • :truck: We added support for WEDO_HOME and WEDO_ULOZENKA carriers for the :czech_republic: Zboží.cz format.
  • :shield: For the MQL query form, we have improved the help for entering the character [, which triggers the element name suggestion - now the help is relevant, for example, for the Safari browser.
    • The [ character is now also clickable - after clicking, the [ character is inserted at the current cursor position in the text field. :candy:
  • :hammer_and_wrench: We’ve improved the export of products to CSV on the Products page - we’ve optimized the export so now it shouldn’t have problems with a larger download package.
  • We fixed other details in smart text fields (these are the ones that, for example, support the variables suggestion) - for example, we now correctly display new lines at the end of the field value.
  • We’ve added a short help to the table view on the Products page.
  • We have reviewed and updated the help in the rules form.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

April 21, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :green_apple: We have updated the Srovname.cz format according to the valid specification.
    • We modified the converter, category tree and feed audit.
  • :apple: We have created a new, updated format for :czech_republic: Shopalike XML - and its other language versions.
    • For Austria and Germany, this current specification is available in the formats :austria: Ladenzeile.at XML and :de: Ladenzeile.de XML.
    • Formats for the older version of the specification remain (we marked them as “old”), but they can no longer be used as output formats for newly created projects.
  • :tshirt: Feed audit: For the GLAMI format (for all countries), we now check that the value of the SIZE_SYSTEM parameter represents the GLAMI size system.
  • :star2: When creating a project, we rank the first few formats according to their popularity in the given country.
  • :hammer: In the table view on the Products page, after leaving the editor using the Esc it was not possible to use keys to move between cells. We fixed this.
  • :hammer_and_pick: We’ve resolved a long-standing issue in Mergado Keychain causing (in marginal cases) the connection to :bar_chart: Google Analytics to unreasonably disconnect.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed the acquisition of product card suggestions from Heureka - the Heureka Watchdog app should again correctly suggest cards for product mapping.
  • For notification emails, we have added translations for :de: German and :hungary: Hungarian languages.

Platform :wrench:

  • In Mergado Developers, it is now possible to set labels for social networks for the app (this can be done for individual supported locales).

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

May 5, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :star: The table view on the Products page has a new upgrade - you can change the width of the columns.
    • We’ve also removed “flickering” when paging products for this type of view. :candy:
  • :rocket: We have optimized the component for XML feed analysis (this analysis precedes the import itself). Thanks to this, the analysis of especially large or complicated XML feeds is many times faster.
  • :gear: For projects with a custom format on the output, elements with attributes can now also be exported.
    • Previously, exporting elements with attributes in the custom format failed :sweat:.
  • :star2: We have improved the format :slovenia: Ceneje.si:
    1. The converter can convert REGULARPRICE and PRICE elements.
    2. As part of the feed audit, we are newly validating the AVAILABILITY and STOCK elements.
  • :apple: Rename categories in bulk rule interface is now more user-friendly.
    • Information about the missing element for categories, on the basis of which the left side would be pre-filled, is visible immediately and not after clicking on the “pre-fill” button.
    • For existing rules, you can filter the rows directly and not after “re-clicking” the “pre-fill” button.
    • If too many lines should be added with the “pre-fill” button (which would affect the performance and response of your browser), then:
      • If 500 lines or more are added - a warning will be displayed.
      • If 2000 lines or more were added otherwise - a warning will be displayed and only the first 2000 rows will be loaded.
  • :cherries: On the main page with an overview of projects, it is now possible to collapse lines with projects for clarity - both for all stores on the page and for a specific store.
  • :spiral_notepad: When saving, form for the Rename categories in bulk rule again discards lines in which both sides are not filled in (this behavior has recently changed - and now we are changing it back based on user feedback).
  • :mantelpiece_clock: We operated with the wrong time zone for Feed audit start and finish times. This is now fixed and the times are displayed correctly.
  • :deciduous_tree: In the Rename categories in bulk rule, we did not suggest all categories from the category tree for the Compari.ro XML format. That is fixed now and we are suggesting all categories.
  • :hammer_and_pick: For the :poland: Nokaut.pl format converter, we converted the DELIVERY_DAYS element with the meaning INSTOCK (in stock). We fixed that and it doesn’t happen anymore.
  • :adhesive_bandage: The converter for :czech_republic: Shoptet kompletni, :czech_republic: Hyperzboží.cz and :slovakia: Tovar.sk formats badly converted multiple elements. This is now fixed.
  • The Heureka Watchdog application had broken :link: product mapping based on Heureka product suggestions. This is now fixed.
  • :partly_sunny: When saving a form on the Product edit page (a separate page with a specific product editor that can be clicked via the pencil icon :pencil2: on the Products page), we may have lost information about the manual hidden element for that product. We’ve fixed that now.
  • We added translations for some of the names of the countries we were missing.
  • Lots of other minor adjustments and repairs.

Platform :wrench:

  • We have removed the functionality for the old, deprecated version of the API.
    • In the old version, product statistics in the API were presented under keys without specifying a source of statistics - e.g. delivery_date instead of the currently supported heureka_delivery_date.
    • We now present the new data only in this second form.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

May 19, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :star2: The table view on the Products page has more improvements.
    • We have added a button to reset selected columns in the table.
    • We’ve fixed a few little things about focus behavior when editing cell contents.
    • When displaying larger images in a table, the text in the table cells is now centered correctly.
  • :green_apple: In the Feed audit we updated validators for the :slovenia: Ceneje format.
    • The content of the availability, gender and ageGroup elements will be newly validated.
  • :hammer: We fixed a bug in the format converter that converted the value 0 (zero) for the VAT element to the seemingly meaningless 0+E1. Newly, for VAT, 0 will be converted correctly as 0.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed a corner case for the custom format, where the export of the output feed crashed if the custom format had a universal CHANNEL element mapped to a non-root element with an attribute.
  • :candy: UI: When trying to leave a page when editing a rule, variable or macro, a confirmation window is displayed to prevent the loss of unsaved changes.
  • :mag: UI: In the wizard for creating a new project, items can also be filtered by country name when selecting the output format (as is the case with selecting the input format).
    UI: We fixed the behavior of yellow information popups when opening and closing them, which sometimes behaved unpredictably.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

June 2, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • We have updated the specifications for the Geizhals format group. Specifically, these are:
  • :candy: We’ve extended the timeout to detect the existence of an input feed when creating a new project.
    • We have unified the timeout time (before we “give up” downloading the input feed from the remote server) for the new project wizard with how our backend behaves - the time to download the input feed during project processing :hourglass_flowing_sand: is up to 240 seconds (i.e. 4 minutes).
  • :four_leaf_clover: We have completed the implementation of the “log out everywhere” mechanism.
    • The Mergado UI will now fully respect “log out everywhere” (this button has been available in the security settings of your Mergado account for some time) - and will log out user sessions on other computers that are logged in as the same user within two minutes.
  • :coffin: The Idealo.pl format can no longer be selected as the output format for new projects - because this Idealo localization no longer works.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed the behavior of multiple elements: EXTRA_MESSAGE and SHOP_DEPOTS in the Zboží.cz format converters.
  • :information_source: If a user in Mergado has a project that uses an outdated format on the output (i.e. we do not allow creating new projects with this format on the output), a notification will be displayed in the project in the Mergado UI.
  • :cry: Inadvertently, the links for setting up e-mail notifications and canceling the sending of e-mail notifications have disappeared in our notification emails. This is now fixed.

Platform :wrench:

  • The values of some fields for projects at the endpoint https://api.mergado.com/shops/<id>/projects/ returned null instead of the correct values. This is now fixed.
  • We removed the endpoint https://api.mergado.com/projects/<id>/info/, which has been deprecated since 2019.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

June 16, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • We’ve added support for new countries for the FAVI format:
  • :coffin: The Tovar.sk format can no longer be selected as the output format for new projects - due to the fact that this service does not work.
  • :dollar: We fixed a bug that prevented us from downloading the current minimum CPC definitions for categories from Heureka.cz.
    • This affects, for example, the CPC Setting rule, which will now work correctly again in the minimum CPC mode - according to current price lists.
  • :adhesive_bandage: For UK formats we incorrectly had the currency in :eu: euros (EUR) instead of :pound: british pounds (GBP). We fixed that.
  • :evergreen_tree: In the project dashboard, we always displayed an information box for projects with the output custom format that the given custom format is not supported on the output. We fixed this and the box is no longer displayed in such a situation (custom format is by definition a user format and has no “support” status).
  • :pineapple: On the Products page, we fixed the display of images for a product if the image URL contained a space.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

June 30, 2021, 15:30 GMT+2

News

  • :star2: Mergado supports a new format :de: Kaufland.de (CSV).
    • We can also audit this new format.
  • :apple: We updated the :czech_republic: Heureka.cz and :slovakia: Heureka.sk formats and integrated the latest news in feed specification.
    • Among other things, this means we support the new EXTENDED_WARRANTY (or EXTENDED_WARRANTY|DESC) and SPECIAL_SERVICE (which we also check during the feed audit).
    • For both language versions of the Heureka format, we have updated the lists of supported carriers (which we also check during the feed audit).
  • :green_apple: We’ve modified the feed audit specification for Google Shopping format.
    • We will now accept the TITLE and G:TITLE and LINK and G:LINK elements - not just TITLE and LINK.
  • :candy: Gadget: Now you can select a specific source from which the data will be retrieved in the Analytics of a specific project.
    • Previously, data in Analytics was always aggregated according to the order of resource priorities defined by us - this option is of course still maintained.
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  • :hammer_and_wrench: We had a bug in tracking the product as it passed through the rules, preventing us from saving a change from “some value” to “empty value” in the changes. We’ve fixed it now…
  • A number of texts and translations in the Mergada UI have been revised.
  • And other minor improvements and fixes.

You may notice minor outages of Mergado during the release time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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