Making use of the tools we offerRSS

Various tips about using the tools we offer. Some of the tips relate to accessing our data through automation and creating your own applications. Other tips help you make use of various online tools we offer such as claiming and editing your products.

Data Feed API v3 - Access and Data Layout
          

This describes how to use version 3.x of the data feed. Version 2.x of the feed is still supported. Version 1.x of the feed is no longer supported in any way.

Data Feed API v2 - Access and Data Layout
          

This describes how to use version 2.x of the data feed. Version 1.x of the feed is no longer supported in any way.

Importing CSV, TAB or other delimited data into your database
          

The exact steps you take depend highly on the database you are trying to import into. All major databases have easy to use processes for importing directly from CSV files. Most also allow you to use other delimiters such as TAB, PIPE and more.

Data Feed API - Extra
          

The extra items are numerically indexed and provide extra text to go along with numeric values such as weights or distances or even currencies. The attributes that use these extra indexes are all numeric and take two fields. You can send the data in a single field as long as you use the same short or long text that we keep in our database.

Data Feed API - Attributes
          

The attributes are somewhat like fields. They are the individual data items that describe each product. Each product entry will have several attributes. There is no telling which attributes will be attached to each product but they all have the same basic format.

Creating your own UPC / EAN application
          

You may have a need for your application to work with our databse. There are many steps in creating an application and the needs of each application can be very different. But the basic data movement contept is pretty much the same in every case.

Importing our data into your MySQL database
          

Here we will demonstrate the most basic example of importing the CSV data files that we produce on this site into your MySQL database.

Did you know you can leave comments?
          

All of our product information pages and blog pages allow you to leave a comment. If you are logged into the system and want to say something about the page you are viewing, please post a comment.

Send us a data file
          

Do you have a large number of products that you would like added to the web site but you don't want to enter them one at a time? We would be happy to take a data file from you and import it directly into our collection.

Claiming your products on our site
          

By claiming your products, you gain a great deal of control over your products and company information. When you make changes, they don't need to be verified manually and other users cannot make any changes to your data.

Uploading images without logging in
          

So you want to upload product images but you don't want to do it manually. Our system allows you to upload through automation if you have an active data feed account.

Free Data Feed vs. Paid Data Feed Subscription
          

We have been asked a few times why we put a delay on the free data feed access and why someone should pay for the fast data feed access instead of just using the free version.

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