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How to fix: Item missing required attribute

Add a valid value for the required attributes for this item

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For one or more of your products, no value was included for one of the required attributes for vehicle ads, such as the link template [link_template] attribute. As a result, your offer has been disapproved.

To resolve this issue, you must submit a valid value for the required attributes for vehicle ads. Learn more about required attributes for vehicle ads

Instructions

Step 1: See the affected products

  1. Sign in to your Merchant Center account.
  2. Select Products on the navigation menu, then click Diagnostics.
  3. Click the Item issues tab to see current issues affecting your products.
  4. Click the filter icon Download to filter by destination and select Vehicle ads.

To download a list (.csv) of all affected products for all issues:

  • Click the download button Download next to the filter button Download, beneath the graph and above the list of issues.

To download a list (.csv) of all affected products for a particular issue:

  • Find the issue under the “Issue” column, then click the download button Download at the end of the row.

To see a list of up to 50 products with this particular issue:

  • Find the issue under the “Issue” column, then click View examples in the “Affected items” column.

Step 2: Add a value for the required attribute

  1. Filter the downloaded report so that you only see products with:
    "Issue title" =Item missing required attribute.
  2. Search your product data for those products, and add a valid value for the required attributes.

Step 3: Resubmit your product data

  1. After you’ve updated your product data, resubmit it using one of these methods:
  2. Next, check that you’ve fixed the issue by making sure it’s no longer listed on the Diagnostics page.

    Keep in mind: It may take some time for your change to be reflected on the Diagnostics page.

Step 4: Get approved as a local vehicle seller

Vehicle ads are currently in a limited beta, and you must be approved separately for in-store and/or online fulfillment. If you are interested in participating please contact your Google representative.

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