How to Check Your Source Feed

Do you feel that you have lost the overview on your product feed?

This often happens when products in your feed change, go out of stock or your feed is created based on smaller supplier feeds.


Are you looking to have a bird’s eye view on your feed? Reviewing the INPUT feed is often the best way to troubleshoot any problems you might have with your OUTPUT feed.


Within DataFeedWatch there are several ways to check your source feed online in the app, and offlineHere, we will show you how to quickly check the source feed and gain a full perspective of the input feed.

How to Check Your Source Feed

1. Check the Source Feed in the Feed Tool


If you need to gain insight on your input feed fast you can go to your DataFeedWatch Store and from the Options menu select Show Products.

This will allow you to review all the products you have in your INPUT feed.


Check Your Source Feed in Google Shopping


A. Search the Products in the Input Feed


At the top of the page you can review the number of products in your data feed

You can choose to see the products based on any criteria or field from your source feed. Let’s say you’d want to review all the products where availability is 3, so that you can prepare an order to the supplier.


Review Products in Your Google Shopping Input Feed



B. Customize Columns


You can customize the columns and this will show only the criteria you are interested in reviewing.

View Products in Source Feed and Customize Columns



C. Details: Every field for every product


If you want to see every field and specification for a certain product, you click the Details button for a selected product.


Review Products in your Source Feed

2. Review Source Feed Offline


Sometimes a complete overview of all product data in Excel works best. From the store Options select Download your products and this will download your entire feed as a CSV.


Download Products in DataFeedWatch


Stay on top with all updates in your source feed by constantly reviewing its quality in the DataFeedWatch interface or offline.


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Written by Jacques van der Wilt

Founder & CEO at DataFeedWatch

Jacques is a shopping feeds industry leader, start-up mentor, and entrepreneur. He's the founder and CEO of DataFeedWatch (acquired by in 2022): a leading global feed management and optimization company that helps online merchants optimize their product listings on more than 2000 shopping channels in over 60 countries. Before founding DataFeedWatch, Jacques held leadership positions in the US and Europe. He is also a seasoned guest speaker at industry events and a mentor at Startup Bootcamp.


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