Making use of the tools we offer
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.
The data feed API is URL based, but if you prefer to use the REST interface, you can do most things using that method.
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You simply cannot find the expiration date using the product barcode.
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.
This feature started with version 3.3 of the API and it allows you to update many fields of a product in one call. Prior to this, each attribute for a product was updated in a separate call, causing the process to be a bit slow.
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.
With version 3.2 comes a new way to handle product images. This should give you more control over the images you display.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here we will demonstrate the most basic example of importing the CSV data files that we produce on this site into your MySQL database.
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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.
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.
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.