It is an intuitive mechanism for mass data entry of both new and existing products. For greater clarity, it has been divided into the following modes:
Each mode consists of three steps:
So first you upload a file from a specified local or remote source. Then the system checks if the file has a valid XML or CSV structure and appropriately automaps it taking into account the list of selected product attributes (selected import template) which are to be handled in the import. After mapping all the information, the system creates appropriate requests to the API on their basis. Their execution completes the import process. The module supports data formats: XML and CSV, the structure of which has been prepared in our recommended IOF 3.0 standard.
The data import source for the new tool can be a local file, a remote URL, a text or a backup. At the moment the tool running in BETA mode supports XML and CSV files in IOF 3.0 format.
By operating on files in the structure IOF the module automatically recognizes all field types, so the user doesn't have to map them manually.
The tool made available in the IdoSell Shop panel is an alternative to the IAI Downloader application. To help you in making the decision, please have a look at the comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each solution in the table:
|Web tool||IAI Downloader application|
|Working on any operating system||requires only a browser||requires MS Windows|
|Working without installing the program|
|Working without additional fee||requires a paid additional subscription|
|Working "out-of-the box"||requires initial configuration|
|It does not charge API requests for the Cloud subscription|
|Server offloading when updating||all changes are compared to the product database on the server||changes are first compared to the local database and only differences are sent|
|An automated process of updating the offer from suppliers||in preparation based on the new IOF format|
The tool for importing, synchronizing and restoring products from a backup copy shared in the administration panel is dedicated to advanced users, developers and partners. If you are a beginner user, we recommend using professional services of our specialists.