Shadow Persistency


Overview

Shadow persistency defines which product properties are linked between a parent SKU and its shadow(s). You can link different kinds of information, including product costs, titles, and channel-related information. Some product data, such as Inventory Quantity, are always shadow-persistent and cannot be disabled.


Assign Global Shadow Persistency

Follow the steps to define which product properties transfer from the parent to the shadow. Note that this is a global setting and affects all products.

  1. Go to Settings > Products > Shadow Persistent Fields.
  2. Select a properties Table from the dropdown.
  3. Find the field in the table.
  4. Select a field to transfer when creating a new shadow relationship (New Product Only) or when updating the parent (Update Product Only). When Update Product Only is enabled, it will be updated on the shadow anytime that field is updated on the parent product.
    Note: You can select both New Product Only and Update Product Only.
  5. Press Save List.The image shows the shadow persistency page.

The Client Setting Enable Images To Be Shadow Persistent controls whether you can copy images to shadows.


Disconnect Shadow Persistency Individually

To disconnect the shadow persistency of shadows from their parents, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > Open the parent SKU > Toolbox > Shadows.
  2. Check the Disconnect Shadow Persistency box to disconnect the shadow.
  3. Click Update Shadow Persistency.The image shows how to disconnect shadows in Delta.

Overview

Shadow persistency defines which product properties will be linked between a parent SKU and its shadow(s). You can link different kinds of information, such as product costs, titles, channel-related information, etc. Some product data, such as Inventory Quantity, are always shadow-persistent and cannot be disabled.

To define which product properties transfer from the parent to the shadow:

  1. Click Settings > Shadow Persistent Fields.
  2. Select a properties Table from the dropdown.
  3. Find the field in the table.
  4. Select to transfer the field when creating the shadow (New Product Only) or when updating the parent (Update Product Only). This latter option means that anytime that field is updated on the parent product, the field will update on the shadow. Note that you can select both fields. Warning! Making changes here will reflect on existing shadow relations for your products.
  5. Click Save List.
The Client Setting Enable Images to be shadow persistent will control the copying of images onto shadows.

Disconnect Shadow Persistence

You can disconnect shadows from their parent.

To remove the relationship:

  1. Open the parent SKU’s Toolbox > Shadows.
  2. Check the Disconnect Shadow Persistency box to disconnect the shadow.
  3. Click Update Shadow Persistency.

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