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CS-Cart Data feeds Add-on

The Data feeds add-on is a tool expanding the features of product export in CS-Cart webshop software.

Due to this add-on administrator of CS-Cart webstore gets the ability to do a range of things:

  • to create any number of product data formats for export;
  • to export files to shopping directories like Google Product Search, Shopzilla, Shopping.com, etc.;
  • to define a different set of products for each file;
  • specify the field configuration as you wish.

In order to set up the Data feeds add-on, follow the instructions below.

Part 1.

  • Sign in your webstore's administration panel;
  • Go to the Administration tab;
  • Click on the Ad-dons link;
  • Find the the Data feeds ad-don in the list;
  • Replace its status from Disabled to Active in the select box on the right;
  • Click on the edit link of the ad-don;
  • Fill in the Cron password input field with your cron password;
  • Click on the Save button.

Part 2

  • Sign in your webstore's administration panel;
  • Go to the Administration tab;
  • Open the Data feeds link;
  • Click on the Add data feed button;
  • This will open a window;
  • Complete the fields in it:
    • Data feed name – type the data feed name.
    • Filename – type the exported file name.
    • Language – in the drop-down list choose the language.
    • Category delimiter – specify category path delimiter for product main category (e.g. "Computers///Desktops").
    • Images directory – where product images are placed. It is used in case images don't have specified path.
    • Files directory - where files for downloadable products are placed. This will be used in case the path is not specified for files.
    • Price decimal separator - for product prices.
    • CSV delimiter – choose one variant to separate data in the feed: semicolon, comma, tab.
    • Status of the data feed – tick the desired one Active or Disabled.
    • Server directory – specify the directory on your server where you'd like to export the data feed to, also check if it has writable permissions.
    • FTP server - the directory URL on the FTP server where the data feed should be uploaded in the format below:
    • host[:port]/directory. For example, ftp.example.com:21/home/johndoe/feeds.

    • FTP username – username you want to use to access the FTP server.
    • FTP password – password you want to use to access the FTP server.
    • Export by cron to – you should choose one of the following options: server (means directory on a current server) or FTP (third-party FTP server), this will specify the place where you want to upload data feed to.

Part 3.

  • Go to the Exported items tab:
  • Click on the Add categories button to add necessary categories;
  • Click on the Add Products button to add necessary products.

Part 4.

  • Go to the Fields mapping tab;
  • Here you can manage a list of fields the data feed contains;
  • Each field has the following attributes:
    • Pos. - stands for the field position in relation to the position of the other fields in the data feed;
    • Field name – type the field name;
    • Field type – insert meaning of the data in the field;
    • Active – ticking this check-box can make the field available or not;
  • Click on the Create button.

 

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