Batch mode

You can use custombatch to insert, get, or delete multiple products at a time in a single API call.

Use the following request URL to make a call to the custom batch APIs:

POST https://shoppingcontent.googleapis.com/content/v2.1/products/batch

The request body contains specific parameters: batchId, merchantID, and a method.

Only use the productId if you are executing a get or delete. The productId is not required on an insert API call for custombatch.

custombatch:insert

The following request URL is used to make a products.custombatch method=insert

POST https://shoppingcontent.googleapis.com/content/v2.1/products/batch

To insert the two new products, specify the batchId for each product, the merchantId of the merchant authorized to make the API call, and the method insert.

In the following example, the batchId values are 1111 and 1112 respectively, and are unique identifiers for each product. The merchantId: 1234567 is the merchant that's authorized to make the API call, and the method is get, delete, or insert.

An insert creates a new product. If values exist for the attributes channel, contentLanguage, offerId, and targetCountry for a given product, this method updates the entry and replaces all data from previous API calls for the product.

Here's a sample JSON body to insert two t-shirts into the Merchant Center database using a single API call:

{
  "entries": [
    {
      "batchId": 1111,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "insert",
      "product": {
        "kind": "content#product",
        "offerId": "1111111111",

        "title": "Google Tee Black",
        "description": "The Black Google Tee is available in unisex sizing and
        features a retail fit.",
        "link": "http://my.site.com/blacktee/",
        "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX1100.jpg",
        "contentLanguage": "en",
        "targetCountry": "US",
        "channel": "online",
        "ageGroup": "adult",
        "availability": "in stock",
        "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
        "brand": "Google",
        "color": "black",
        "condition": "new",
        "gender": "male",
        "googleProductCategory": "1604",
        "gtin": "608802531656",
        "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
        "mpn": "608802531656",
        "price": {
          "value": "21.99",
          "currency": "USD"
        },
        "sizes": [
          "Large"
        ],
        "includedDestination": [
          "Shopping"
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "batchId": 1112,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "insert",
      "product": {
        "kind": "content#product",
        "offerId": "2222222222",

        "title": "Google Tee Green",
        "description": "100% cotton jersey fabric sets  this Google t-shirt above
        the crowd. Features the google logo across the chest. Unisex sizing.",
        "link": "http://my.site.com/greentee/",
        "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX0906.jpg",
        "contentLanguage": "en",
        "targetCountry": "US",
        "channel": "online",
        "ageGroup": "adult",
        "availability": "in stock",
        "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
        "brand": "Google",
        "color": "green",
        "condition": "new",
        "gender": "male",
        "googleProductCategory": "1604",
        "gtin": "608802531649",
        "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
        "mpn": "608802531649",
        "price": {
          "value": "21.99",
          "currency": "USD"
        },
        "sizes": [
          "Medium"
        ],
        "includedDestination": [
          "Shopping"
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

A successful API call returns an HTTP 200 code and JSON response that includes the products that were inserted. The format of the return JSON is similar to the following:

{
 "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponse",
 "entries": [
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1111,
   "product": {
    "kind": "content#product",
    "id": "online:en:US:1111111111",
    "offerId": "1111111111",
    "title": "Google Tee Black",
    "description": "The Black Google Tee is available in unisex sizing and
    features a retail fit.",
    "link": "http://my.site.com/blacktee/",
    "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX1100.jpg",
    "contentLanguage": "en",
    "targetCountry": "US",
    "channel": "online",
    "ageGroup": "adult",
    "availability": "in stock",
    "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
    "brand": "Google",
    "color": "black",
    "condition": "new",
    "gender": "male",
    "googleProductCategory": "1604",
    "gtin": "608802531656",
    "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
    "mpn": "608802531656",
    "price": {
     "value": "21.99",
     "currency": "USD"
    },
    "sizes": [
     "Large"
    ],
    "includedDestination": [
      "Shopping"
    ]
   }
  },
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1112,
   "product": {
    "kind": "content#product",
    "id": "online:en:US:2222222222",
    "offerId": "2222222222",
    "title": "Google Tee Green",
    "description": "100% cotton jersey fabric sets this Google t-shirt above
    the crowd. Features the google logo across the chest. Unisex sizing.",
    "link": "http://my.site.com/greentee/",
    "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX0906.jpg",
    "contentLanguage": "en",
    "targetCountry": "US",
    "channel": "online",
    "ageGroup": "adult",
    "availability": "in stock",
    "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
    "brand": "Google",
    "color": "green",
    "condition": "new",
    "gender": "male",
    "googleProductCategory": "1604",
    "gtin": "608802531649",
    "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
    "mpn": "608802531649",
    "price": {
     "value": "21.99",
     "currency": "USD"
    },
    "sizes": [
     "Medium"
    ],
    "includedDestination": [
      "Shopping"
    ]
   }
  }
 ]
}

custombatch:get

The following request URL makes a products.custombatch call with method=get:

POST https://shoppingcontent.googleapis.com/content/v2.1/products/batch

To get a product, specify the batchId that is unique to the product for the API call, the merchantId of the merchant authorized to make the API call, the method get, and the productId of the product being retrieved.

The following is a sample JSON request body for retrieving the two products inserted using the previous custombatch:insert example, specified by their productId values. The batchId is unique for each item in the list:

{
  "entries": [
    {
      "batchId": 1113,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "get",
      "productId": "online:en:US:1111111111"
    },
    {
      "batchId": 1114,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "get",
      "productId": "online:en:US:2222222222"
    }
  ]
}

This call returns an HTTP 200 code and the following response body:

{
 "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponse",
 "entries": [
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1113,
   "product": {
    "kind": "content#product",
    "id": "online:en:US:1111111111",
    "offerId": "1111111111",
    "title": "Google Tee Black",
    "description": "The Black Google Tee is available in unisex sizing and features a retail fit.",
    "link": "http://my.site.com/blacktee/",
    "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX1100.jpg",
    "contentLanguage": "en",
    "targetCountry": "US",
    "channel": "online",
    "ageGroup": "adult",
    "availability": "in stock",
    "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
    "brand": "Google",
    "color": "black",
    "condition": "new",
    "gender": "male",
    "googleProductCategory": "1604",
    "gtin": "608802531656",
    "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
    "mpn": "608802531656",
    "price": {
     "value": "21.99",
     "currency": "USD"
    },
    "sizes": [
     "Large"
    ],
    "includedDestination": [
      "Shopping"
    ]
   }
  },
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1114,
   "product": {
    "kind": "content#product",
    "id": "online:en:US:2222222222",
    "offerId": "2222222222",
    "title": "Google Tee Green",
    "description": "100% cotton jersey fabric sets this Google t-shirt above the crowd.
    Features the google logo across the chest. Unisex sizing.",
    "link": "http://my.site.com/greentee/",
    "imageLink": "https://shop.example.com/.../images/GGOEGXXX0906.jpg",
    "contentLanguage": "en",
    "targetCountry": "US",
    "channel": "online",
    "ageGroup": "adult",
    "availability": "in stock",
    "availabilityDate": "2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00",
    "brand": "Google",
    "color": "green",
    "condition": "new",
    "gender": "male",
    "googleProductCategory": "1604",
    "gtin": "608802531649",
    "itemGroupId": "google_tee",
    "mpn": "608802531649",
    "price": {
     "value": "21.99",
     "currency": "USD"
    },
    "sizes": [
     "Medium"
    ],
    "includedDestination": [
      "Shopping"
    ]
   }
  }
 ]
}

custombatch:delete

The following request URL is used to make a products.custombatch with method=delete:

POST https://shoppingcontent.googleapis.com/content/v2.1/products/batch

To delete a product, specify the batchId that is unique to the product within this API call, the merchantId of the merchant authorized to make this API call, the method delete, and the productId of the product being deleted.

{
  "entries": [
    {
      "batchId": 1115,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "delete",
      "productId": "online:en:US:1111111111"
    },
    {
      "batchId": 1116,
      "merchantId": 1234567,
      "method": "delete",
      "productId": "online:en:US:2222222222"
    }
  ]
}

This call returns an HTTP 200 code and the batchId values of the deleted items:

{
 "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponse",
 "entries": [
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1115
  },
  {
   "kind": "content#productsCustomBatchResponseEntry",
   "batchId": 1116
  }
 ]
}