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3. Import a product catalog
3. Import a product catalog

CSV, XML or TXT format, import your product catalog into BeezUP and conquer the world!

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When your catalog is ready and available on a http or ftp server or locally in your computer, you then only have to import it into BeezUP.

You will below find instructions to make the 1st importation of your catalog:

1. Go on the tab "Importation"


2. Choose the format of your file: XML or CSV/TXT

For the CSV, we recommend you to indicate the separator used and the encoding of the file. Very often, it is US-ASCII (or ANSI) or UFT8. If your catalog is encoded in ANSI, you have to choose Encoding_Western European (Windows) in the list.
If you have doubts about the encoding of your file, please consult the article here.


3. Choose the location of your catalog and complete the required information:

a) Local : if you prefer to import your catalog from your computer.
b) Simple URI (URL):

  • FTP: if your catalog is on the FTP server, please write the url, the username and password needed to access it and the port (if necessary).

  • HTTP/HTTPS: if your catalog is hosted by an HTTP or HTTPS server, just write the full address where you can find the file on the url section, for example:

Observation: if your XML catalog contains sub-tags or values in the attributes, you can use the advanced options.

Advanced options :

In the advanced options section, you can find the following options:

Global advanced options

  • File culture info name

    Please select the language of the text attributes found on your catalog.

  • Check if your feed is a zip file

    This option must be checked if your import feed is in a compressed file ( .zip). Then you need to write the relative path inside the .zip file into Compressed Relative Path

  • Duplicated products strategy

    Select one option from the dropdown list according to the behavior you want us to follow during the import. Here are the options:

    • KeepFirstDuplicateProductOnly: we import only the first occurrence of the duplicated product.

    • SkipAllDuplicateProduct/None: we don't import any of the duplicated products.

    • FailImportationIfAnyDuplicateProduct: we will show an error if the imported file contains at least one duplicated product.

If you selected XML as product feed type

  • Check to read XML attributes

    This option is going to read the content of the attributes that are inside an XML tag

🔵 Example:

<Product id = "10222">

With this option activated, the information id = "10222" is going to be read and imported into BeezUP.

  • Check to read the child nodes of your XML feed

    This option is necessary if you want to read the children nodes of your file

🔵 Example:

<Product id = "10222">

In this example, the tags Category_1 and Category_2 are children nodes. To import them, you need to activate this option by checking the case.

If you selected CSV/TXT as product feed type

  • CSV Text Qualifier

    The text qualifier is placed at the beginning and end of the text to signify that it is the same field. The most common text qualifier is double quotes (")

  • Csv Contain Column Name

    Check this option if your file has headers.

  • Should Not Use Csv Column Names

    Check this option if your file has headers, but you don't want to use them as the names on BeezUP.

4. Click on "Start importation" and wait until it loads

You will be automatically redirected to the Importation > Mapping (or Mega-Mapping) once it finishes.

5. Fill out the Mega-Mapping

Here, you are going to match each BeezUP field (on the left) to each of your catalog fields (found on the drop-down lists).

The mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk, and they must have a value for every product on your catalog in order to import them correctly. For example, a product with an empty Name will not be imported.

If you have doubts on which associations to set, you can visualize an example value on the right which is taken from your catalog (in the zone "Example").

7. When the mapping is done, click on "Validate and Import"

8. Wait until your catalog has been successfully uploaded

9. Click on "Set as Automatic Import"

⚠️ IMPORTANT: this is only valid if you selected the Simple URI (URL) during step 3.

If you have a problem with the importation, do not hesitate to contact us via the Chat 💬 after logging into your BeezUP account.

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