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nmickley

18-08-2016

Hi Everyone,

It seems that our product catalog in Target needs refreshed or cache cleared. We have a product feed with ~5000 products but the catalog has ~12000. Has this happened to anyone? Is there a solution?

Thank you.

Nick

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ParitMittal

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ParitMittal

22-08-2016

Hi ,

Thanks for reaching out to Adobe Target Community. We are looking into query Meanwhile  , Can you please share your Target Account Client code & Login details in a private message or by Email :pamittal@adobe.com so that we can debufg the same at our end.

Thanks & Regards

Parit Mittal

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ParitMittal

25-09-2016

Hi,

 Are you still facing the issue. If your problem is resolved please let us know the solution for the same so that it can benefit the larger community.

Thanks & Regards

Parit Mittal

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michel_proulx

21-06-2017

Hi Guys

I have the same issue.

As items sell out, they are removed from our feed and uploaded / indexed daily and I had assumed only products in the feed would be recommended.

It seems like once a product is added, it is never removed until you manually remove it...

Thanks

Michel

cc. ParitMittal

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nmickley

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nmickley

22-06-2017

Hi Michel,

I reached out to our rep a few months back about this. He said that the product will be removed 90 days after being removed from the feed. (Don't quote me on the 90 days, though. I feel like it was somewhere in that time frame.) I asked for a toggle for this setting but have yet to see one in the deployment notes.

The other option is to use the API and delete all your entities and reindex. It takes some time and recommendations may be down - but it works. I try to run overnight if this is required.

Best,

Nick

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michel_proulx

22-06-2017

Thanks Nick!

Does this mean that unless you purge every night expired / oos products will show as a recommendation? Seems like a very basic /standard requirement of only show in stock products as a rec. is not being met by this product?

There has to be more to it guys?

ParitMittal

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nmickley

22-06-2017

I agree, there should be a better solution to this.

Another tactic we use is quantity and stock static. Both are in our product feed when I make a collection to use for recommendations I filter only products that are in stock and have greater than X quantity available.

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michel_proulx

22-06-2017

Thanks Again Nick. Unfortunately, this  "sounds" like the correct answer, but until someone confirms I won't mark it as correct

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13-07-2017

In order to avoid none-bookable travel packages getting populated in recommendations we have:

  1. Extended our data layer by an object "onstock".
  2. We created a data element based on that same data layer object in DTM called "onstock".
  3. That data element has been declared in an mbox.
  4. If none bookable packages getting visits (e.g. from a SEO referrer) we set inventory to 0.
  5. That same product won't appear anylonger in Recs because of an exclusion rule with inventory=0.
  6. Unless the products appear as bookable afterwards (that is the time we set inventory back to 1).
  7. Plus we use the mbox to populate packages against none-bookable packages based on content similarity (instead of showing nothing.
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13-07-2017

Thanks Alex. Earlier this week we came to the same conclusion. We are going to use our "low stock" alert to update availability in the mbox.