Google Feed Patch
Applies to: AbleCommerce 7.x (all versions)
Addendum: 10/11/2011 - Enhanced Availability options
The Google feed has stopped working because of a new requirement. Without the "Availability" attribute, all products will be rejected.
The proposed patch is a replacement to the Google Base configuration page found within the Merchant Menu under Marketing > Feeds. The patch will work will all versions of AbleCommerce, and the feed will be updated every 6 hours automatically.
For more information, installation instructions, and configuration options, please read below.
Please see the readme.txt file for configuration and feed customization options.
Addendum - Enhanced Availability options
For stores using inventory control, the availability indicator in the feed will now be more accurate. Any product that has a positive inventory value, will have an "in stock" value. Any product that has a zero or negative inventory value, with the ability to back-order, will be indicated by a "pre order" value in the feed. Products that do not allow back-order, and that also have an inventory value of 0, will be indicated by a "out of stock" value.
With regards to products using inventory at the option, or variant level, the feed generator will always use an "in stock" value, otherwise the additional calculations could add a significant amount of time to perform the feed generation.
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