🌟 News and Releases in Mergado

A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

November 18, 2021, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :apple: For the :de: format of Idealo.de CSV, based on the current specification, we changed the column separator in CSV to ; semicolon (previously used comma).
  • :green_book: For large and complex projects on the Products page, we are now optimizing downloading CSV with products.
    • That is, if a project contains a really large number of products and also a large number of hiding rules, we will now not provide information in the resulting CSV about whether the product is hidden by a rule or not (what used to happen otherwise was that the CSV could not be downloaded at all). :sweat:
    • :bulb: At the same time, we are now making this detection of “large and challenging projects” slightly smarter.
  • :hammer_and_wrench: We fixed another bug in the converter from the :world_map: Google and Facebook formats, where the values of the source elements remained in the output when converting multiple elements.
  • :candy: UI, Rules: When selecting queries in the Bulk rewrite by query rule, we now show number of products and query type (input/output) for specific queries.
  • :mag: UI: When loading the main store overview page, we no longer discard the search string that may have been defined in the page URL.
    • The search string and the search itself will now be properly preserved when the page is loaded.
  • :candle: UI: A magnifying glass icon is now displayed next to a number of text fields used for searching in the UI for better clarity.
  • UI: We have fixed the overlapping icons and text for the sort settings on the Products page.
  • UI: We have fixed the column widths for editing parameters of user macros, which were sometimes wrong.
  • And other minor improvements and fixes.

Platform :wrench:

  • We fixed an interface bug that was occurring when editing the app rules.

You may experience a minor Mergado blackout at the times indicated. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Deployment date and time

January 19, 2022, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :green_apple: For the :czech_republic: Heureka.cz and :slovakia: Heureka.sk formats, we now support the SALES_VOUCHER element.
  • :star2: In the query manager, you can see a :pie: pie chart next to the number of products, from which you can easily see what proportion of the total number of products in the project the query contains.
  • :candy: We have improved the whispering of names when creating new elements on the Elements page.
  • :1234: Queries. We fixed a bug that made it impossible to enter negative numbers for the <, >, <=, >= operators in the query form. Now it is possible.
  • :hammer_and_wrench: :mailbox_with_mail: Repeatedly sending an invitation to the Mergado store to the email of a not yet registered user contained an error that caused the repeated invitation not to be sent. We have fixed this.
  • :hammer_and_wrench: :spider_web: We also fixed a bug that caused the project history to not show output feed downloads if such downloads were over an insecure HTTP connection.
    • This does not apply to downloading output feeds over a secure HTTPS connection (that should ideally always be used) - that was and still is displayed correctly in the project history.
  • :shield: Buttons for launching a feed audit (e.g. on the project overview page) are now better protected against unintentional multiple starts of the same audit.
  • :candle: And other minor fixes and improvements… E.g.
    • We have improved a number of :hungary: Hungarian translations of labels and texts in the Mergado interface.
    • :newspaper: long texts for elements on the page are now properly wrapped when editing a macro.
    • In the :fox_face: Firefox browser, a nasty scrollbar appears on the main page after clicking “Hide all exports” next to the store list. That’s fixed.

Platform :wrench:

  • :hammer_and_wrench: We fixed the filtering for the endpoint https://api.mergado.com/queries/<id>/products/.
    • This endpoint should now also retrieve data more efficiently and therefore return data faster.
  • :mailbox: Developers of a specific app (i.e. users who belong to its vendor) will see the name and contact email of the user who rated the app in the app details in the Mergado Store next to the user ratings, in addition to the stars and text.
  • :adhesive_bandage: In Developers, the “select” to select the stage app could “jump” if the side menu was collapsed. This is fixed.
  • :world_map: In Developers, it is possible to select supported languages for apps (i.e. languages in which the app can display its UI).
    • After selecting the languages, this information will be displayed in the app details in the Mergado Store.

You may experience a minor Mergado blackout at the times indicated. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

February 2, 2022, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :star2: :four_leaf_clover: In the query manager, we have added a shortcut for creating a rule for each query.

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  • :apple: We’ve simplified the process of importing queries from Project A into Project B.
    • Now the source project can be selected separately - even without first selecting the source online store.
  • :hammer_and_pick: We fixed a bug that occurred when trying to edit an existing CPC setting rule.
  • :adhesive_bandage: A button was available on the project overview to start the audit of the output feed, even though the output feed did not yet exist (e. g. when the initial processing when creating the project ended with an error). We have fixed this.
  • :rocket: We have improved the logic for UI optimization within projects that have a huge number of elements (i. e. thousands, tens of thousands, but even more).
    • :thinking: If the elements in the project exceed a specific number in certain places in the interface where these elements are to be listed (e. g. a list of known elements in the query form or the rule editing form), then we do not list all elements but select only a subset of the most important ones. It is because the user-side browser may not be able to handle these element volumes otherwise :sweat: and in such situations, Mergada either loads pages for a very long time or even stops responding altogether.
      • This ensures that even though there are a huge number of elements in the project, you can still work with it “somehow”; important elements are available (e. g. in the rules form) - and we hide the less important elements.
    • Until now, we considered the most important elements to be elements that are not embedded or multiple - that is PRODUCTNAME, CATEGORYTEXT, PRICE_VAT, … However, once the element name contained a vertical bar |, we hid it in the forms.
      • :cold_sweat: Such a solution has the disadvantage that in addition to the elements IMAGE|12073, IMAGE|12074, … _- for which there is a low probability that the user will want to work with them in targeted queries or rules - it also hides elements such as IMGURL_ALTERNATIVE|2 or DELIVERY|CESKA_POSTA, with which the user often wants to work…
    • :heart_eyes: The new solution is we hide only those elements that have a three-digit and multi-digit number behind the vertical bar.
      • I. e. elements like IMGURL_ALTERNATIVE|2 or DELIVERY|CESKA_POSTA for such projects we will no longer hide, but elements IMAGE|12073, IMAGE|12074, … we will keep hiding.
    • Thanks to this change, we were able to radically reduce the above-mentioned “fixed number” of elements, beyond which the UI optimization is activated - thus speeding up the interface of many huge projects - without risking offering important elements in the forms. :smiling_face:
      • :thought_balloon: This change also means that for projects with a “huge number of elements” the default page listing behavior on the Elements page changes from Hide Multiple or Submerged Elements to Hide Unimportant Elements. With the fact that through the check box Show all submerged, it is possible to list all elements - i. e. submerged and non-submerged (such a option has already existed there).

You may experience a minor Mergado blackout at the times indicated. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

February 16, 2022, 15:30 GMT+1

News

  • :information_source: We are starting the initial phase of moving to a new IP address from which Mergado is going to download your input feeds.
    • Mergado can now access your input feeds from the IP address 81.31.39.112. Until then, the download of feeds always came from the IP address 185.58.41.182.
    • :thinking: What does this mean for you? If you use IP address filtering to secure access to your input feeds, also allow access for IP address 81.31.39.112. We are going to use the current IP address 185.58.41.182 for some time, but we plan to disable it.
  • :green_apple: We’ve accelerated the data preparation logic for the Setup CPC bidding rule. Therefore, the application of this rule should now be a bit faster.
  • :hammer: We fixed the display of the dashboard of projects with TSV or TXT format.
  • We fixed adding metadata to output feeds.
    • UTF-8 is properly capitalized in XML files: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>.
    • Additional metadata for formats:
      • :world_map: Google: <title>{eshop_name}</title><link>{eshop_url}</link>
      • RSS: <title>{eshop_name}</title><link>{eshop_url}</link><description>{eshop_name}</description>
      • :mergado: MergadoStats: <DATE>{date}</DATE>
      • :poland: SmartBay.pl: <num>{product_count}</num>
      • :poland: Skapiec.pl: <time>{datetime}</time>
      • :greece: Skroutz.gr: <created_at>{datetime_colon}</created_at>
      • :greece: Bestprice.gr: <date>{datetime_colon}</date>
  • And other minor fixes.

Accounts

Our login service also received news and improvements! :bird:

    • Minor changes in the form for registration and setting of billing data.
    • We have changed the text of the third reminder - it will now be different from the first two texts.
    • Tax documents for paid advance invoices are going to be sent twice a day - at 9 am and 3 pm.

Platform :wrench:

  • The test ping hook will no longer display the call result for the correct stage app and not for all stages.

You may experience minor Mergado outages at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience in deploying the new version.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

March 2, 2022, 15:30 CET

News

  • We make it easy to work with text throughout the application. You can now use the cross to empty text fields with a cross. :heavy_multiplication_x:
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  • The Idealo channel prefers CSV, so we decided to remove the Idealo XML format from the available output formats for new projects.
  • Output feeds of projects with the formats shopzilla, miinto, pricegrabber are now exported with the correct extension.
  • :bug: We fixed a bug when exporting to Google sheet, where not all elements were exported.
  • Outdated formats (e.g. Arukereso until 8/2021) will no longer be marked as highlighted in the new export wizard.
  • :top: We have improved format detection. In the case where a feed matches multiple formats, we will offer the format that is missing fewer elements from the specification.
  • :bug: The special left panel for the Google Shopping format no longer jumps.
  • We have added several missing translations to the English version of the app.
  • In Mergado Store we fixed misaligned text in the basic information block.
  • We updated the documentation for the Mergado Category XML and Mergado Analytic formats.
  • We have edited the message in Table View to better explain how to work with input and output values.
  • And other minor fixes.

Platform :wrench:

  • :new: Our new public IP for feed sources is 81.31.39.112.

You may experience some minor Mergado outages at that time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

March 16, 2022, 15:30 CET

News

  • :green_apple: For the :czech_republic: Heureka.cz format, we added support for the 123KURIER carrier.
  • :hammer: We fixed a bug in the format converter for the :earth_africa: WooCommerce CSV format.
  • :rocket: We’re working on mechanisms to provide better stability in feed audit processing (with the goal of reducing the number of situations where a challenging audit fails for some reason).
  • :candy: The new project creation wizard will now alert the user if they try to create a new store with the same name as another store they own.
  • :lollipop: In the create new project wizard, the ENTER key can now also be used to get to the next step.
  • :apple: UI: We have optimized the preparation of queries for the rule edit form. This should reduce the occurrence of situations where the form fails to render correctly in complex projects due to a large number of large queries.
  • :avocado: On the Products page, we’ve cleaned up the Preview type view and improved it.
    • We can now highlight differences between input and output values in this view.
    • We have added fields for the product URL, product ID (e.g. from the ITEM_ID element), and product availability.
    • The product description is no longer displayed.
  • :hourglass: UI: Some text fields now display the remaining number of characters the user can enter.
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  • :globe_with_meridians: In the format selection input fields on the audit page and in the project settings, the formats are now sorted by country.
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  • :bird: We have optimized the preparation of products for downloading CSV with products on the Products page. Now the downloaded CSV should not be “cut off” after a while but should contain all the products it should include.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed the link to accept the store invitation when clicking through from the notification in the UI.
  • :link: We’ve fixed the links to help for rule types in the tooltip in the rules form.
  • :mag: Filtering rules on the Rules page now filters instantly, no need to confirm the search with an ENTER.
  • When saving a variable, a false red error message could “flash” after submitting the form. This should now be fixed.
  • :earth_africa: We have added missing (or fixed existing) translations here and there in the interface.
  • And other minor edits and fixes.

Platform :wrench:

  • Due to a bug, it was not possible to edit the rules for the non-production stages of the app. This should be fixed.

You may experience some minor Mergad outages at the time indicated. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

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

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A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

March 30, 2022, 15:30 CET

News

  • :green_apple: We have modified the :czech_republic: Upgates format definitions according to the current specification.
  • Changes for the :earth_americas: Facebook format:
    • The default value of the CONDITION element is new.
    • Add a g:country element for each delivery specification.
  • :chains: We have modified the default pairing elements for the :hungary: Argep.hu format.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed a bug on the Products page that was causing product sorting to not work correctly.
  • :rocket: We are deploying code optimizations and improvements to feed audit that should make feed audits more efficient.
  • :file_folder: We recently had a bug in the Data Import rule that prevented us from uploading a CSV file larger than 2 MB (the rule should be able to upload a 25 MB file). This has been fixed.
  • :hammer_and_pick: The Bulk rewrite by values rule had a bug that caused regular expression looking for the expression ^$ (i.e., empty text) to be evaluated incorrectly - it could not find a match in the empty element value. This is now fixed and a match is found.
  • In a project where the input and output format is :earth_americas: Mergado XML, the second element GENERATOR was also exported due to an error. This is now fixed.
  • :face_with_head_bandage: We fixed an error that could occur when submitting the form when editing the element name.
  • The UI: box requiring confirmation when leaving the edit rule page (which is intended to prevent data loss when accidentally leaving the page) was sometimes not showing. This has been fixed.
  • :lollipop: UI: We added new icons for a number of well-known search engines and services.
  • We added the missing Hungarian version of the banner on the feed audit page.
  • And other minor fixes and improvements.

Platform :wrench:

  • We have updated the MAIA documentation (Mergado App IFRAME API).
  • We have extended the maximum length of a long app description from 5 kB to 64 kB.
  • We fixed a bug in the endpoint .../queries/<id>/products that was causing bad values to be returned for total_results.

You may experience minor Mergado downtime at the indicated time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

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

A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

April 13, 2022, 15:30 CET

News

  • :sun_behind_small_cloud: We have updated the specifications for the formats :czech_republic: Upgates Products and :czech_republic: Upgates Categories.
  • :lollipop: On the Products page, we now use lazy loading for image display. Loading images will now be more efficient on the side of the user.
  • :green_apple: :shield: When creating a new project, we can now handle the URL of the feed with HTTP authentication, which contains the at-sign @ in the user name.
    • I. e. it will now be possible to create projects with a URL in the form of:
      https://user@someemailaddress.com:somepassword@www.domainxyz.com/somefeed.xml.
  • :rocket: We’ve further optimized the feed audit component. We will now read feeds written in valid XML faster and more efficiently.
  • :nerd_face: We are preparing support for other formats for automatic category suggestions (in the Rename Categories in Bulk rule we currently support them for the formats: :czech_republic: Heureka.cz, :slovakia: Heureka.sk a :czech_republic: Zboží.cz).
  • :candy: In the wizard for creating a new project, you can re-edit the project name directly when creating it.
  • :chains: When reviewing the results of the output feed audit of a specific project, we have accelerated the mechanism by which we match the product from the audit to the product from the project (which is needed to allow the user to hide the product listed in the audit, for example).
  • UI: :hammer: On the project dashboard, it could happen that the tooltip for graphs was overlaid by the left main menu. We fixed this.
  • UI: :hugs: We have added an icon for: :czech_republic: Mall.cz.
  • UI: :keyboard: We have improved UX for navigation in **the wizard for creating a new project ** via the keyboard. And we’ve added a few other minor improvements to the guide.
  • And other minor fixes.

You may experience minor Mergado downtime at the indicated time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

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

A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

April 27, 2022, 15:30 CEST

News

  • :avocado: Audit XML: With feed audit for the format Heureka.cz and Heureka.sk, the case of the parameter name will no longer matter when validating parameters.
  • :apple: The Products page got a minor facelift.
    • We have added the ability to set the number of products to be listed.
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    • The list of rules active on the query (with the option to add a new rule) is now nicer.
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    • For columns, when displaying the Table type, it is easier to see whether they are sorted by output or input values.
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  • :world_map: On the Products page, we also improved the way we deal with product display depending on the format specification (so that we can display e.g. product name or product image according to the best product information and input or output format used).
  • :sun_behind_small_cloud: Elements: In projects with CSV format, it is now possible to create an element via UI even with [ and ] characters in the name (e.g. image[0].url).
  • :hammer_and_pick: Custom format: We have made fixes to eliminate element name conflicts from the input feed with elements with special meaning.
    • That is, for example, we should not automatically add the special meaning "product wrapper element" to the ITEM element from the input feed, which should be set to "save as is" according to the custom format settings, even though the user has set the custom format otherwise.
  • :candy: UI: We fixed some text and translations here and there.
  • And other minor improvements.

You may experience minor Mergado downtime at the indicated time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

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

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A new version of Mergado

Release date and time

May 11, 2022, 15:30 CEST

News

  • :green_apple: We have updated the NajNakup.sk format according to the latest specification.
    • The values of the NAME and DESCRIPTION elements will now be encapsulated in CDATA.
  • we have added support for the IMGURL element as an alternative image specification option.
    • We have also modified the order of elements when exporting.
  • :hammer_and_wrench: When importing and parsing feeds for custom format, we sometimes misread XML attribute names if their name contained namespace. We should now be able to do this better.
  • :adhesive_bandage: We fixed a bug that caused the number of unique values of input elements to be miscounted when importing “changed products only”. This is now fixed.
  • :candy: UI: For single line text fields, an awkward looking horizontal scrollbar could appear for longer text values (depending on the web browser used). This should be fixed.
  • :candle: UI: When opening the left blue search bar for stores and projects, it is convenient to autofocus on the search box so that the user can directly type the search text.
  • :free: When creating elements in CSV projects (or when editing them) we have extended the validation of the element name. Now the CSV element name can contain anything except a newline.
  • And a bunch of other little things that make the Mergado interface more pleasant to work with.

You may experience minor Mergado downtime at the indicated time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deploy the new version.

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