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Mapping Alternate Images

How to map alternative images

Updated over a week ago

Now that you have been using the system regularly, more time has freed up to add a greater degree of robust data to your products. 

Adding additional images to showcase your products when they appear in the retailers' site is a great way to make your wares more attractive for consumers. 

1. Add New Attributes to your Master Data
Much like when adding main image placeholders using a spreadsheet, you will do the same when adding alternate images. 

When creating the spreadsheet be sure to have a column for your ID attribute so PDX Syndication can link your file to the correct item. 

In addition to including the ID, create an attribute labeled Alternate Image. If you have more images you want to add, simply number your new attributes (Alternate Image, Alternate Image 2, .etc).

2.  Adding the file destination or URL
Afterwards, you will follow the same process done as if you were adding a primary image to your account. 

Simply type in the file destination of the picture as a value (for example: file://[FILE NAME].jpg). Or if you have the pictures available off of an open-use website, you can copy and paste the URL instead. 

3. Import your spreadsheet
Once you are satisfied, proceed to your PDX Syndication account and import your spreadsheet via the Import Data option. 

4. Upload your pictures
Once the image attributes from Step 3 above have been created in PDX Syndication, you'll need to tell PDX Syndication that those attributes are to be interpreted as "Assets" otherwise they will be interpreted as text.

Head over to the Administration > Attributes from the side menu:

Find and select the attributes that need to be interpreted as "Assets" rather than text and from the green action menu select the "Convert to Asset" option.

Your images should now appear in the Digital Assets page and as thumbnails in your master Data.


  • File size is limited to 100mb per asset (image or pdf)

  • File extensions and names are case sensitive

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