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 main data sources.

Main data sources add products to your sites and extend your product data vertically (adding more products).

Note

To add new products to your site, you need to do so via a main data source.

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. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to Data Sources from the site's main menu

Add a main data source

To add a main data source:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to the data sources section

  3. Choose a data source and select Add

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  4. Choose the relevant data source where you want to import the data from

  5. Set up the data source

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

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

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  6. Select Save

  7. Enter any advanced settings if required

  8. Select Save

Your main data source has been set up and can be seen on the data sources page.

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Add multiple main data sources

If you have product data hosted in different places, you may wish to add more than one main data source. This means that you can work with all your product data in one site, rather than doing it per site and combining it at a later stage.

In order to add another main data source, see Add a main data source.

Import your data

Once you have set up all data sources (including additional data sources), you can import the data into the platform From there, you can further work on it by optimizing it and building feeds.

Importing via scheduling or a trigger

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

For more information, see Schedule your sites to automatically process

Manually importing your data

Additionally, you could manually import your data.

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Select either the import or import/export button

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Note

These buttons are available from every page/section on the site level.

Manually importing multiple sites at once

You can also manually import multiple sites at once.

  1. Navigate to either the account level or the project level

  2. Select Bulk Option

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  3. Select the sites you wish to trigger an import for, before clicking Next Step

  4. Select the option import and then Next Step

    1. to import and export multiple sites at once, select the option import & export all instead

  5. Select Execute

Remove a data source

Should you not need a data source anymore, you can delete it.

To do so:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to data sources

  3. Select the settings wheel to edit your data source

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  4. Select Advanced settings

  5. Navigate to the delete this import section

  6. Select Delete

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Pause a data source

You may decide that you need to pause a data source for a time period and do not want to delete and redo the setup.

In order to pause a data source:

  1. Navigate to your site

  2. Navigate to data sources

  3. Select the pause button located under State

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To reactivate a data source, follow the previous steps except for selecting the play button during the last step.