ECL vs. Additional Attributes field

What is the difference between uploading an ECL for products and services and filling out those same fields under additional attributes in the KG?

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Hi Zoe,

There are 2 main differences:

1. Depth/Richness of Data: The Products field and Services field in your screenshot are simple text-list fields that take in just a string. The Product & Services ECL is a complex menu list of products, where you can list each individual product, its price, a photo, description and more.

2. Data destinations: The reason there are 2 fields like this is because they are used differently by the endpoints for Listings specifically. Some publishers can take the structured lists generated by the ECLs while others can only take the text list string.

Keep in mind that we have it on our roadmap to move the structured lists from ECLs into entities in the Knowledge Graph.

Hope that helps!
Liz

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Awesome, thank you Liz!

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Hi Liz,
Is there documentation of the publishers that accept an ECL vs. the ones who accept the text string list?

Thanks,
Zoe