Merging values

By default, Shopify allows you to create up to 100 variants for a product and each product can have up to 3 options. 

For example, a product has one option, which is color, and the option comes with 8 different variants, including 4 shades of blue and 4 shades of green. In the filter for colors on your storefront, you might want to help your customers narrow down their product search faster with only 2 options of color, which are blue and green. In this case, our app can help you merge values to have a filter like the following picture:

The feature allows you to merge tag values and values which are used to set up Product Type/Vendor/Title/Height/Size/Color filter options. Follow this visual guide to successfully merge the values of your choice.

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Step 1: Merge values

1. From the app’s admin, go to Filter > Merge values. 
2. Click Add new merged value.
3. Select Type/Vendor/Title/Height/Size/Color/Tag in the drop-down of Type.
4. In the Merged value section, click Add new merged value.
5. Under the Merged value heading, enter the phrase into which you are about to merge some values. In the example above, you can enter Blue.
6. Under the Current values heading, select the corresponding values that you want them to be merged into the one you have entered in step 5.
In the example above, you can select Navy, Turquoise, Teal, and Sapphire.
Note: One value can only be merged into one new value. In the example above, our app cannot merge Navy into Green when you have already merged it into Blue.

7. Click Save.

Step 2: Sync data

  1. From the app’s admin, go to Sync.
  2. In the Select a sync type section, select Sync recent updates and click Sync recent updates. New values, which you have merged some other values into, will be updated properly.

Step 3: Update new values when setting up filter options.

  1. From the app’s admin, go to Filter > Manage filter trees.
  2. Click the filter tree which has a filter option that you want to update its values.
  3. In the drop-down of Option values:
    • If you have selected All values, no modification has to be made.
    • If you have selected Manual, you can add new values and remove values that have been merged into new ones. In the example above, you can remove Navy, Turquoise, Teal, and Sapphire, and add Blue.
  4. Click Save on the Edit filter option page.
  5. Click Save on the Filter options page.
  6. Check how the new values apply to that filter on your storefront.