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Automated Product Import

MainAutoImportForm, fmHTMLMessageDialog, fmAddSchedulerTask

The last program's update led to a new possibility of product importing - automated products import. Among the Addons tabs in the same-named top section of Store Manager find the necessary one:

Automated Product Import

You will see the form consists of two panels:

Automated Product Import Panels

- the left one (‘1’) displays the snapshots - the relevant images of the process that allow you to see all imported data and results. Current pane represents as a list of the checkboxes with the appropriate date (period of planned imports executing according to the schedule).

- the right pane (‘2’) shows the results of imports. It is divided into two panels visually - the upper displays the data before import performance and the lower - the result of the import, i.e. the data which were modified, removed or added as the new positions. Each of the following states corresponds to a certain color, specified in the appropriate colored squares below (as you can see in the screenshot):

To add the task to the schedule it needs to be created firstly. By helping with the ‘Create or Modify Configuration’ button open the Import wizard and go through the steps of the base import procedure.

Make the snapshot checkbox

On the last step, you should see the field for import configuration file - specify the filename and save it by using the button below.

Save configuration directly

‘Save’ option closes the import products wizard.

After that  you only need to select the necessary record from a list for its activation:

Select configuration and run import

The summary of the import you will see in the pop-up window which appears after the process is completed.

Automated Import Products Results

The results of the process are reflected in the Preview Changes pane below.

Preview Changes form

Add import to the schedule

The next step - to make the current import process automated. Choose the button that opens the Scheduler form (as you can see in the illustration below):

Select import configuration and run import

Select the configuration you want to schedule from the drop-down list.

Task configuration field

Take a note, if you connect to your store via the bridge, you will be able to see two extra fields related to such type of connection.

Fields related to the bridge connection

The next part of the form relates to the frequency of an operation.

You can choose between monthly, daily or weekly intervals or set a single transaction on a certain day and time.

Schedule task field

You can also set the repetition of the operation  - in the lower area of the form you can see the fields to fill, i.e. frequency and time in minutes.

Repeat field

The ‘OK’ button closes the Scheduler form and saves the current task to the scheduled tasks list.

Show scheduled tasks section

If the task (operation) has already performed according to the schedule in front of the task name you will see the status 'Never'

If the task will be performed in the future  - you will see the date and time of its next execution.