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Importing Product Datafeeds into DataAssist

Thread began 7/03/2009 8:27 am by glen.garrity.sr383209 | Last modified 7/08/2009 10:25 am by Ray Borduin | 1106 views | 3 replies |

glen.garrity.sr383209

Importing Product Datafeeds into DataAssist

Hello:

I am contemplating purchasing the "Super Suite" as I was asked by a potential client to create an Ecommerce Store for them.

What I need to know is what datafeed types can be imported into "DataAssist". They use a drop shipper who utilizes CSV files. I may have to find software to convert these file types should DataAssist not work with these file types.

Also, these same feeds utilize embedded "URL's" rather than actual jpgs or gifs for product pictures.

From what I have researched the past few days this software looks amazing.....any feed back would be greatly appreciated. I don't mind purchasing high end software as long as it performs the intended functions I have in mind... At times what we have in mind is not what is actually in available code and we interpret things wrong............

Hate to waist the money if this won't perform what I need for this customer. Also, I would need to give administrative privledges to the client to update product info daily for out of stock or discontinued items. Their drop shipper makes these same datafeeds available daily for their Ecommerce customers.

Thanks for your help and insight.
Glen

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The DataAssist product works with your database and not with .csv files directly. You would want to use a mySQL database and import the .csv to that database. Most database administration tools allow import and export from .csv, so you would probably need to use that to transfer data to and from your .csv files.

URLs are fine for images.

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glen.garrity.sr383209

Ray.......many thanks......final question for now

I am searching for answers regarding a question on Ecart/DataAssist. I wondered if the program(s) create the database on your local machine/computer and then you can import that database to the webserver once you have everything completed.

I have had some difficulty trying to establish a mysql connection through dreamweaver to the database on my hosting website. I don't know the reasons for this, I have tried everything. The hosting company believes that it may be because the database was not originally created in dreamweaver and that could be why I can't connect to it. I can go through the admin features and export/import as needed so that is the method I would use to upload the database from Ecart/DataAssist.

Thanks............great forum and great products!!!
Glen

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes. Creating a local database and exporting when you are done is a common technique... most mySQL administration programs will allow you to backup your database as SQL and then you can restore it on another host server.

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