How is the ID of an item built in the Merchant Center feed ?
In your Merchant Center product feed, each item (whether it is a product or the combination of a product if you export by combination) is identified by a code, called the item's feed ID. This feed ID is different from the corresponding product ID on your shop.
Depending on the configuration options you have chosen, this feed ID can be simple or complex.
1/ Complex ID
In the module "Basic settings" tab, if you leave the "Do you want to have simple product IDs?" option on NO (as it's the case by default) and you fill in a prefix identifying your shop, then the ID of your items in the feed will be built like this:
Feed ID = SHOP PREFIX + LANGUAGE PREFIX + PRODUCT ID
Where the SHOP PREFIX is the prefix filled in the "Product ID prefix of the shop" option, the LANGUAGE PREFIX is the language of the feed and the PRODUCT ID is the ID of the product in your Prestashop store.
Note that if you decide not to fill anything in the field corresponding to the shop prefix, in this case, the feed ID will only be composed of the language prefix and the product ID.
If in addition to this, in the "Feed Data Options" tab, you choose to "Export each combination as a product in its own right", then the ID of your items in the feed will be built like this:
Feed ID = SHOP PREFIX + LANGUAGE PREFIX + PRODUCT ID + SEPARATOR + COMBINATION ID SUFFIX
2/ Simple ID
The feed ID is simple when it does not contain a prefix.
This will be the case if in the "Basic settings" tab of the module, you select YES for the option "Do you want to have simple product IDs?". The ID of an item in the feed will then only be composed of the numeric ID of your product as it is in your back office:
Feed ID = PRODUCT ID
Or, if in the "Feed Data Options" tab, you choose to "Export each combination as a product in its own right", then the ID of your items in the feed will be built like this:
Feed ID = PRODUCT ID + SEPARATOR + COMBINATION ID SUFFIX
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