Editing a Product's Status in Shopify

In October 2020, Shopify announced the addition of product statuses. This feature can help merchants manage their products by tagging them in either the active, draft or archived state. Our Bulk Product Editor app supports modifying the product statuses through either an In-App Edit or a Spreadsheet Edit.

Re-importing your data

Since the product status field is new, you might need to refresh your product data in the Bulk Editor app before running an edit. This will ensure that the app has the existing statuses of your products so that you can undo the edit if needed. You will need to re-import your data if you see a message like this:

To re-import your product data:

  1. Go to the Settings section on the left-hand menu. 
  2. Click on Re-Import All Data:

Once your product data is refreshed, you can edit product statuses.

Editing product statuses in-app

To edit Shopify product statuses inside the app

  1. Click on In-App Edit in the left hand menu. 
  2. Search filters to identify the products you want to edit 
  3. Click on Edit Products
  4. Choose Status as the Field to Edit
  5. Select the new status for the product:

6. If the preview looks good, click Run Edit to start the edit.

Editing product statuses with a spreadsheet

You can also edit product statuses by uploading a spreadsheet:

  1. Click on Spreadsheet Edit.
  2. Select Click to Upload Spreadsheet and upload your spreadsheet
  3.  Designate one column of the spreadsheet for the status and fill it with one of the following values:
  • draft
  • active
  • archived

If the column contains another value besides one of those three, the product won't be updated.

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