Is it possible via the CSV import to create new entries in a DictionaryMultiValue property so the users/editors don't have to create them manually in Commerce Manager before hand themselves?
For example - if we have a ProductColor property which is MultiValue (a product can have multiple colors) and they want to import a new cataloge with new colors, then instead of having to manually create the entrires for all the color variances, having the import do it?
I think your question is answered here: http://world.episerver.com/forum/developer-forum/Episerver-Commerce/Thread-Container/2017/4/csv-import-dictionarymultivalue/
Thanks, but no - the other question I made was in regards to the actual format of the CSV file; it doesn't answer if it's possible for the import to create the values that do not exists.
For example, if I read in a value of "red, blue, green" but only "red" and "blue" are defined in the dictionary - is there any way, any class I can override, any API I can call, or an import to run, that can create the "green" value for me? Or will it be a manual process for each value?
Thanks in advance.
Ah sorry - read it too fast.
Yes, it's possible to use APIs to create DictionaryMultiValue - you just can't create it with CSV Import.
Here's an example of creating a new metafield of type DictionaryMultiValue, and add Hello and World to it. The APIs are not pretty, but they do the work:
var metaField = MetaField.Create(MetaDataContext.Instance, "", metaFieldName, metaFieldName, "",
MetaDataType.DictionaryMultiValue , 10, false, false, false, false);
Ahh great - I'll take a look at it and test it out for my purpose.
Thank you for your time.