Automated Product Name Generation

Most product names are a combination of words used in their attributes. E.g. Blue Long sleeve Wyse T-Shirt is a combination of Color, Style, Brand and Product type attribute.

mVentory uses the default value of formatting attributes, consisting of a list of attribute codes with any other words or punctuation, to automatically generate consistent product names.

In Android app

When a user enters the product details of a new product, product attributes are entered first. The product name is then pre-built, based on the template stored in the default value of a formatting attribute. The name can be edited before saving to change it to any custom string if the generated name is not satisfactory.

In Magento back-end

mVentory API extension adds a new bulk action Rebuild product name to Manage Products page for rebuilding the names of selected products.

Example

NEED A BETTER EXAMPLE HERE WITH LESS ATTRIBUTES AND BETTER ANDROID SCREENSHOT

In this case a product name will be built from attributes:

  • weld_brand_
  • mv_modelnum_
  • weld_type_

Welding Formatting Attribute

which are all present in the same attribute set

Welding Attribute Set

and result in a name similar to this one

Auto Generated Name

More examples

  • mv_modelnum_ weld_type_, weld_brand_ <- if weld_brand_ value is blank or n/a the trailing punctuation will be dropped.
  • weld_brand_ mv_modelnum_ weld_type_ Welder <- word Welder doesn’t match any attribute codes from the attribute set then it will just appear in the name.
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