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Add a data source to import your products

Add a data source to import your products in Productsup.

You can import your products into Productsup using a primary data source. Your primary data source adds products to your sites and extends your product data vertically when adding more products.

Note

To add new products to your site, add them to the main data source.

To learn more about when to use an additional data source, see Enhance your products with additional data sources.

Get an overview of your data sources in a site

To see all data sources in a site:

  1. Go to Data Sources from your site's main menu.

  2. View the Main Data Sources and Additional Data Sources sections to get the following details of your data sources:

    • Source

    • Name

    • State

    • Filetime

    • Runs without an update

Add the main data source

Add the primary data source you want to use for importing your product data:

  1. Go to Data Sources from your site's main menu and select ADD DATA SOURCE.

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  2. Search for your data source import channel and select Add. Give it a custom name as desired and select Continue.

  3. Set up the data source.

    1. For more information on which options are available and how to import different data types, see Import data from internal systems.

    2. For more information on which options are available for importing data from external systems, see Import data from third-party external systems.

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  4. Enter any advanced settings if required and select Save.

You have now set up your primary data source and can view it on the Data Sources overview page.

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Add multiple main data sources

If you have product data hosted in different places, you can add more than one primary data source. Adding several primary data sources means you can work with all your product data in one site rather than through several sites separately by combining the product data later.

To add another main data source, see Add the main data source.

Import your data

Once you have set up your data sources, including additional data sources, you can import the data into the platform. In the platform, you can continue building and optimizing your feed data.

Import via scheduling or a trigger

You can automatically enable your data to import by setting up a trigger or schedule.

For more information, see Schedule your sites to process automatically.

Manually import your data

To manually import your data,

  1. Go to Data Sources from your site's main menu.

  2. Select the Import or Export button.

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Note

These buttons are available on every page or section at the site level.

Manually importing multiple sites at once

To manually import multiple sites at once,

  1. Go to the account or project level and select the Bulk Option button.

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  2. Choose the site(s) you wish to trigger for an import before selecting Next Step.

  3. Select your desired import option and choose Next Step. For example, to import and export multiple sites at once, select the option Import & Export All.

  4. Select Execute to begin the process.

Remove a data source

To delete a data source you no longer want,

  1. Go to Data Sources from your site's main menu and select the settings wheel () to edit a data source.

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  2. Select Advanced Settings and Delete this Import.

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Pause a data source

To pause a data source for a specific amount of time without deleting it,

  1. Go to Data Sources from your site's main menu and select the pause icon (||) under the State column.

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  2. You can reactivate the data source by selecting the play icon (▶︎) under the State column.