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How rule based Category mapping works in Discogs LightSpeed Integration?

By using DisConnect Integration we can dynamically map one category of Discogs with the LightSpeed category so that it will help you to arrange your products without any confusion.

For that, you need to firstly log in to our integration.

Url: https://disconnect.constacloud.com/register

After login, you will land on the dashboard.

From the product dropdown, you will see LightSpeed Mapping Option. After clicking on this option, you will see the LightSpeed Mapping Edit Section.

Here are two options. One is Field Mapping and the other is Category Mapping.

Field Mapping is also a type of dynamic mapping where you can map your Discogs entity with your LightSpeed entity. To know more about it you can click here.

On the right side of Field Mapping, you will see Category Mapping. It is also a type of mapping. But since it has multiple values, its name is category mapping. You can map various Discogs products into your ideal LightSpeed categories with ease.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: In your LightSpeed account, you need to add categories and tags for the products. You can see the below image for reference.

After adding categories in your LightSpeed, you have to go to Category mappings in Disconnect and click on the “Refresh button”.

Then it will be shown in the dropdown in our LightSpeed Category mapping page. After clicking the sync tags & category button.

Step 2: Now, you can choose the particular Discogs entity type(Genre, Style, Format, Media Condition, Sleeve Condition)  from their dropdown according to your Discogs product which you have selected to perform category mapping with LightSpeed.

Step 3: Next, you need to select the category of LightSpeed and tags, which you have already added from your LightSpeed account. You can make up to three categories, Parent, Child, and Grand Child category for our category mapping.

You also need to provide the details of the Default Category and Default Tag. Now you can update the entries.

Here it is good to select all the five Discogs conditions correctly to match the products to LightSpeed in the right categories. Otherwise, our integration will take the closest matching mapping. The default category and tags are the same that you have already created in your LightSpeed account. If the condition fails then our integration will automatically lookout for the next best fit ( closest matching rule) & choose the categories & tags assigned to it. If there are no closest matching records, we will choose the default values for the category and tags which you have provided. After clicking on the update button, the mapping rules are set and your Discogs products will now fall under the respective LightSpeed category with the corresponding tags, should the conditions fit the criterion.

If you want more conditions(rules) to determine how your Discogs listing will sync & appear on your LightSpeed store, set up more rules for corresponding categories & tags by clicking on the Add Row option.

Tips:

  • 1. If you would like to create mappings on your LightSpeed store based on Genres like Rock, Pop, etc,

Do the following

When you create your first mapping rule, Select the respective genre(s) first followed by  “All Styles” or the actual styles(s) which belong to the genre previous selected and “All Formats” of your Discogs Listings, and then select your corresponding LightSpeed Category (Named based on the Format say Rock) and the corresponding Tag that you’ve already created on your LightSpeed store from the drop-down.

You can create multiple rows for every category/tag you’d like to create on your LightSpeed website.

  • 2. If you would like to create mappings on your LightSpeed store based on Formats like CDs, Vinyl, etc,

Do the following

When you create your first mapping rule, Select “All Genres”, “All Styles” and then select the “Format” of your Discogs Listings and then select your corresponding LightSpeed Category( Named based on the Format say CD) and the corresponding Tag that you’ve already created on your LightSpeed store from the drop-down.

You can create multiple rows for every category/tag you’d like to create on your LightSpeed website.

This is how LightSpeed Category mapping works. Once you’re done with field & category mapping, check out the Attributes mapping and then wrap it up by configuring the final settings on your Discogs & LightSpeed channel settings and you’re now ready to start syncing your products from Discogs to LightSpeed.

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