Catalog Admin – Mass Updating Title Attributes

If you are interested in mass adding or updating title descriptions, comps, related products, links, sub-rights, or sales rights via FTP, check out the latest version of our Content Planning Guide here.

Please reach out to if/when you share a brand new type of ancillary feed with us for the first time. You can find full details on Ancillary Feeds here. We’ll configure your account to begin auto-processing that specific type of feed. We auto-process newly posted feeds about every 45 minutes, with added/updated data making its way to Edelweiss soon after.

  • Added/updated data usually appears in your title editing screens first. Use the Catalog Refresh option to immediately force a full metadata cache clear to make attributes visible within catalogs quickly.

A simpler, much faster option for importing comps or marketing content/title descriptions is uploading a basic two-column spreadsheet on a catalog’s Manage Titles screen:

Click the download/cloud icon to the left of either of these options to open up an Example Excel File Format (template) or Choose (an existing) file, then click the Import button. Each Excel file should contain one column for the cataloged ISBNs (please no hyphens!) and a second column of comps (comma-separated if there’s more than one) or HTML-coded descriptions of a specific nature (e.g. a file containing only Key Selling Points or Marketing Plans). For more details, please refer to the corresponding help articles on Importing Comps or Descriptions.

If you ever want to do a mass delete of existing values once you’ve posted ancillary files and updated title details with either of these processes, particularly comps, related products, descriptions, or links, use the value *DELETE* in the relevant / defining field (e.g. Description, Link, or the RelationshipType of RelationshipSubType* fields for Related Products) of your ancillary feed.

*If you post *DELETE* in the RelationshipType field, this will delete all Related Products of any type that are connected to the related ISBN. If you add *DELETE* in the RelationshipSubType field, it will only delete it for the record with that specific RelationshipType.

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