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What Fields Can Be Changed?

Any attribute can be changed when the product is in the Draft status. 

The tables below list all available fields and whether they can be modified when the product is in either the PreMarket or In Use status

For a product in the Archived status, the only action you can take is to change the status back to In Use and then make specific changes, if needed.

Product Detail Screen

FieldPreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
GS1 Company PrefixNo No
GTINNo - but you can retract the GTINNo
GTIN-12 (U.P.C.) or GTIN-13 (EAN)No - but you can retract the GTINNo
IndustryYesNo
Packaging LevelNoNo
Product DescriptionYesYes*
Language (Product Description)YesYes
SKUYesYes
Brand NameYesYes*
Language (Brand Name)YesYes
Variable Measure?NoNo
Purchasable by Consumer?Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assignedYes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned
For Shipping Purposes Only?Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assignedYes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned
Item ContentsNo - unless item is a "Mixed Case"No - changing Item Contents requires a new GTIN
QuantityYesNo - changing Quantity of contents requires a new GTIN

*While you can change either the Product Description or Brand Name for a product set to In Use, this is commonly done to correct a typographical error.  You cannot change the Product Description to reflect a new product, per the GTIN Management Standard: “Any new product requires the assignment of a GTIN.” Similarly, based on the impact of the Brand Name change on your trading partners, you may want to consider assigning a new GTIN, per the GTIN Management Standard: “A change to the primary brand that appears on the trade item, requires assignment of a new GTIN.”

Step 3 - Enhance Your GTIN Data Screen

This table lists the fields displayed on the optional Step 3 - Enhance Your GTIN Data screen, and whether they can be modified when the product is in either PreMarket or In Use status. 

FieldPreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
Image URLYes Yes
Target MarketsYesYes
Global Product ClassificationYesYes
Net Content 1 CountNoNo - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 1 Unit of Measure (UOM)NoNo - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 2 Count 
Net Content 3 Count
NoNo - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 2 Unit of Measure (UOM)
Net Content 3 Unit of Measure (UOM)
YesYes
Product Description in Different LanguageYesYes
Brand Name in Different LanguageYesYes
Sub-Brand NameYesYes
Product Description-ShortYesYes
Label DescriptionYesYes

Step 4 - Add Product Dimensions Screen

This table lists the fields displayed on the optional Step 4 - Add Product Dimensions screen, and whether they can be modified when the product is in either PreMarket or In Use status.

FieldPreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
Dimensions - HeightYes Yes - up to 20% of the original value
Dimensions - WidthYesYes - up to 20% of the original value
Dimensions - DepthYesYes - up to 20% of the original value
Weight - NetYesNo - however, content can be entered if the field is blank
Weight - GrossNoYes - up to 20% of the original value
Weight - Unit of Measure (UOM)NoNo - however, content can be entered if this field is blank