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  1. Noel Vance
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  3. Friday, 06 October 2017
I'm looking to try and remove a single line of HTML from the eBay description on unlisted items in Sell items.

We don't (yet) use description wrappers and I've tried selecting all the items, then Edit/Batch Change then Description/Replace and putting the line of code in there and replacing with nothing but it doesn't appear to work.

Does the Edit/BatchChange feature recognise HTML code only, or does it have to be text ?

I'm sure I used this method to remove the Photobucket HTML which have now all gone.

Doing this below does not work
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Jim Sinnerud Accepted Answer
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You can export all your "item descriptions" with the "item ID's" in a .CSV file.

You can then open the file in a spreadsheet program like Excel or OpenOffice Calc then search & replace the line that you want to remove with nothing.

Then import it back into SixBit with "update records" checked.

You should back up your database before you start just in case there are any issues but I think this should work for what you are trying to do.
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BAM Accepted Answer
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...looking to try and remove a single line of HTML from the eBay description
...We don't (yet) use description wrappers

The exact situation to start using wrappers.

Instead of removing a 'single line of HTML', you really want to remove all 'standard info' from individual descriptions.
Place into perhaps only one basic wrapper. Assign to your items.

As necessary study wrapper creation and, with trial and error, you should be able to create exactly what you like.
In the future then you just have to edit the wrapper for changes/additions of 'standard info'.
Descriptions then needing only details of the specific item.

Wrapper use is inevitable.
In the 'olden days' of Blackthorne (called Auction Assistant in the last century) these were called 'Ad Templates'.
The initial function that made record creation/editing, simple and effective as eBay users started listing 100's/1000s.
What allowed that program and its progeny (ie SixBit) to become so successful.
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Resurrection of an older post, but have a question. I'm like Noel, I've cut and pasted text from my old Blackthorne templates and just pasted it into new Item Templates that I use. All of it pretty standard TOS type stuff. I've never used a Description Wrapper, but from what Bam is saying, it looks like that would be fairly easy to do. I currently have one line of text that I want to remove so I'm guessing at this point, it would be a good idea to just create a basic wrapper and put it into all my listings, running and retired, and replace what's there.

After reading the User Guide on this, I'm still wondering where I start. Do I create it from an existing listing, an existing Item Template or from scratch on a new template? I would want all of my archived or retired listings, as well as my active listings updated and of course, the 18 or so Item Templates. I'll keep poking around in the meantime. Thanks!
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Well, I tried to do a Batch Change revision to all my running listings to remove or replace three lines of text. I created a 3 separate Batch Change Definitions and did each one individually. They worked in removing or changing the text, BUT, ALL my running have now been moved into ONE eBay Category. That one eBay category was on the Item Specifics tab of the Batch Revision. Anyone had this issue with Batch Revisions? I didn't want Item Specifics changed, just the Description. Instead of going through and individually re-editing each of the 1900 plus listings to get the eBay and Store categories right, I'm wanting to restore the database backup I did just before the changes. My question is what then? How do all those restored listings, with proper categories, get up loaded and replace the running listings on eBay? I'm worried the running listings on eBay will come back in and change the fresh back-up on a refresh. Do I shut down the Agent, restore the back-up database, then highlight all the restored Running listings and right click and select Send Revisions to Site? Thanks.:o
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Depending on the order of steps, it's likely there are several ways to get good end results .
At this point, for the best choices/order, suggest to open a ticket.
Refer to this thread or just copy to the ticket..
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