When exporting products, the product merchandising associations (cross-sells, up-sells, warranties, etc.) can be exported as well.
Only products that are targets in associations with the initial product are exported. (The the target of an association is the product that appears in the source product's merchandising area.)
There are two ways to export product merchandising associations:
- Direct only
- Direct and indirect
If you select the direct only option, only the products that are directly associated will be exported. For example, if you export product merchandising associations for Product A, and Product B is associated with Product A as a cross-sell, Product B is exported as well.
If you select the direct and indirect option, all products directly associated with the selected products are exported. Products associated with the associated products are also exported.
For example, if you export product merchandising associations for Product A with the direct and indirect option, Product B is also exported because it is associated with Product A. Next, If Product B has any associated products, those are exported as well, in this case, Product C. If Product C has any associated products, those are also exported, and so on.
This option can potentially match a large amount of data.