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xml from supplier to intergrate in ecart

Thread began 4/28/2015 8:57 am by Nico | Last modified 4/29/2015 3:07 am by Ray Borduin | 554 views | 3 replies |

Nico

xml from supplier to intergrate in ecart

Hi. A customer asked me to create an ecommerce website that will be intergrading an xml feed, from one of his suppliers, with the products he adds in his database. Do you think is possible? You find it too complicated to achieve? Any steps I could follow with Databrgidge or Ecart? I know it is not an ecart matter 'exactly' but since I want to use ecart for orders processing and Databridge for content Administration I would like to ask if this has been done before or any ideas in general.

When realised thay it might not be that easy to achieve with ecart, I searched a lot on the web for something similar but there aren't many options. Maybe this could be an ecart future feature.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It should be pretty easy to achieve with eCart. XML is the same thing as html with different tags. I'm not sure of the exact syntax or content of the xml feed, but you should be able to use DataBridge to repeat around xml tags and return what you want from the database. It wouldn't require any eCart functionality, because it would be reporting from the database directly. eCart would be used to get it into the database in the first place, but the xml feed would be entirely Recordsets and repeat regions to spit the data back out.

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Nico

The xml is on a remote server. How can I loop throught it using databridge?
Thank you

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Oh you want to import from an XML feed... I was thinking you wanted to export as an xml feed.

Importing is more difficult. I'm assuming you want to import a product list from an xml feed. Our tools really won't help much with the actual import in this case. You would probably have to hand code the import into the database using php or some other importing tool. Depending on the size and complexity of the imported xml file this could be pretty easy or complex.

I'd probably then do a CRON task to run the import php daily or however often you feel necessary.

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