The published field is mapped for vendor's to hide specific column name or column index from publish in Shopify Store.

The below picture shows, especially the highlighted with red colour box, the vendor's can indicate the column name or index as 'Price' or 7 based on the product feed file.

When doing Add Product Feed, it's up to the vendor's to choose this field for them to hiding any column name in feed file.

Add value indicator to publish/unpublish

By adding this Published field when add product feed process, there also more setting is available for publish or unpublish by adding value indicator.

1. Unpublish value indicator

Unpublished value indicator is will not unpublished if the quantity still available unless it force unpublished is enabled. There are some value are use to indicate in given field as shown in below figure, so that the column name or index will not be publish.

For Example:

A. If your cell is empty, you can use the <empty> value indicator to replace the empty cell. 

B. The <auto_quantity> will auto-set product as published or unpublished based on the quantity available.

This is a granular feature compared to the auto publish all products or matching products within feed file.


C. Then, you also can use 0, hide, unpublish and out-of-stock as the value indicator.


2. Publish value indicator

Publish value indicator is for to show, publish and back-in-stock. The value of 1 is inclusive of 1 and the number greater than 1. There are some value are use to indicate in given field as shown in below figure, so that the column name or index will be publish.

For Example:

A. For publish, you can use show, back-in-stock, publish and 1 as the value indicator.

3. Force unpublished when quality still available  

By enabling the toggle icon, it will automatically unpublished when quantity still available in feed file.