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Old 06-15-2016, 01:06 AM
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I found that some of the misunderstandings are repeated, so I decided to write a little clarification.

If you're new to Ecwid, let me explain what is Product ID.

FAQ says "Product ID is a unique global identifier of a product, internal to Ecwid."
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When we create new products (manually or via import), Ecwid automatically assign them an unique numbers. It's a product IDs. We can't change them.

If we edit some product's SKU, or title, or description, the product ID still remains the same. And if we delete some product and then re-create new one with the same SKU, title and description, this "new old" will have new unique product ID, automatically generated by Ecwid.

On the other hand, this constancy allows us to bind something (a picture, for example) exactly to the proper product. We only must use existing product IDs from already existing products, and never try to change them.

How to get existing product IDs from your Ecwid store? You can do it via export:

At the export stage you must check "Product ID" field (refer to picture attached). Then, use these values unchanged, when you create a CSV table for gallery images.

For easier understanding, I prepared several CSV tables that show the process step by step (of course, with IDs from my store), so, check attachment.

If you still have a questions, please, drop me a line.

Wish you a lucky uploads!
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File Type: csv 1_export_products.csv (171 Bytes, 183 views)
File Type: csv 2_add_gallery_image_column.csv (191 Bytes, 179 views)
File Type: csv 3_insert_new_rows_with_filenames.csv (593 Bytes, 160 views)
File Type: csv 4_fill_product_id_cells.csv (737 Bytes, 168 views)
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