The "Export Feeds" module enables the use of export feeds in a user-friendly manner. In general, export feed is a data export template that depends on the user needs and entity data to be exported from the AtroPIM system. Learn more about the AtroPIM system and its advantages here.
With the help of the "Export Feeds" module, data export from the AtroPIM system is performed in accordance with the export templates that can be further configured and customized, as well as reused at different time intervals. Export feeds can also be used to automate the data export process via Scheduled Jobs.
To install the "Export Feeds" module to your system, go to
Administration > Module Manager, find this module in the "Store" list and click
Select the desired version in the installation pop-up window that appears and click the
Install button. The module background will turn green and it will be moved to the "Installed" section of the Module Manager. Click
Run update to confirm its installation.
Please, note that running the system update will lead to the logout of all users.
To update/remove the "Export Feeds" module from the system, use the corresponding options from its single record actions menu in
Administration > Module Manager.
The "Export Feeds" module significantly extends the functionality of the AtroPIM system, so further description of the module is given in the context of AtroPIM.
After the module installation, a new
Export Feeds configuration group is added to the AtroPIM administration page. Also there is a possibility to add export feeds as a separate navigation menu item on the
Administration > User Interface page:
The "Export Feeds" module also supports transferring export feeds data of separate channels. To enable the display of the export feeds linked to separate channels, add the corresponding bottom panel in the Layout Manager via its drag-and-drop:
Export Feed Creation
To create a new export feed, go to the
Administration > Export Feeds page or click
Export Feeds in the navigation menu and then click the
Create Export Feed button. The common creation pop-up will appear:
Here enter the export feed name, select its type and define its owner. Currently the following export feed types are supported:
Simple – designed for exporting data from any entity existing in your system with the ability to configure the list of fields to be exported, their order and names. Also this export feed type allows you to export product attribute values and product categories for the product entities in accordance with their scope levels. Refer to the AtroPIM user guide to learn more about the attributes and products.
- Product image – designed for exporting product images existing in your system. The resulting file will contain the URL links to the exported product images arranged in accordance with the scope level (global or channel) defined for product images in the system.
Save button to complete the operation; the new record will be added to the export feeds list. You can configure it right away on the detail view page that opens or return to it later.
Export Feed Configuration
To configure the export feed, click the desired record in the export feeds list; the following detail view page will open:
In-line editing is supported here. So prior to making any changes, you have to click the pencil icon located on the right of each editable field.
For details on in-line editing and other features of the AtroPIM system, refer to the Entity Records section of the Views and Panels article of our user guide.
The following settings are available on the
- Active – select this checkbox to activate the export feed. If the export feed is not activated, the exporting feature will be disabled for it.
- Name – modify the export feed name, if needed.
Channel – to export the data prepared for a specific channel, please set the desired channel by using the actions button and selecting the existing channel in the
Channelspop-up that appears. This setting is available only for products.
- Description – enter the description of the export feed usage, i.e. what data and in what form they are exported, as a reminder for the future. This field is not required.
- Type – the export feed type defined on its creation only; it cannot be modified.
The export file parameters are configured on the
- File format – from the drop-down list select the file type – CSV or XLSX (Excel) – in which the data export will be performed.
- Header row – leave the checkbox activated to include the column names in the export file or remove its selection to skip column names from exporting.
When the SCV file format is selected, the following settings are added to be configured via the drop-down lists:
Field delimiter – select the preferred field delimiter to be used in the export file:
- Text qualifier – select the preferred separator of the values within a cell: single or double quotes.
Please, note that by default the XLSX (Excel) file format is set and the
Header row checkbox is activated.
The AtroPIM system allows you to export a specific range of product data, which can be defined on the
PRODUCTS FILTER panel. Here you can build filters by categories linked to the product, entity fields of the product itself, and by product attributes and their values:
You can save the created filters for their further use for exporting the product data.
This setting is available only for products.
Filtering settings for export feeds are the same as for product list view. However, the list of filters can be modified in the Layout Manager on the
Search filters layout for the
Simple Type Settings
To enable editing of the parameters on the
SIMPLE TYPE SETTINGS panel, click the
Edit button on the detail view page of the current
simple export feed and configure the following settings:
- Entity – from the drop-down list of entities available in the system select the desired entity type, for which this export feed will be used.
- Field value delimiter – enter the preferred separator of the values within a field.
The configuration of the entity fields is performed on the
CONFIGURATOR panel on either the detail or edit view page of the export feed. By default, the required fields of the entity type defined on the
SIMPLE TYPE SETTINGS panel are displayed there, and depending on this choice, the
CONFIGURATOR panel contains different fields. For products, this panel looks as follows:
Here you can change the entity field name to be displayed in the export file by entering the desired value in the corresponding
Column text box:
Changing the field order to be displayed in the export file is also done here via drag-and-drop:
Remove button to remove the desired field from the export file.
To add more entity fields for export, select the
Add entity field option from the adding drop-down menu; the following pop-up will appear:
Here select the field from the drop-down list of all fields available in the system for the given entity, modify the
Column value, if needed, and define whether data export should be made by ID or code (for those fields, where this option is available).
Product categories field there is also the ability to choose its scope level:
Channel scope level is defined, also select the required channel to be used for product categories in the corresponding field.
The "Export Feeds" module also allows you to export product attribute values. They can be added to the export feed on the
CONFIGURATOR panel via the
Add product attribute option from the adding drop-down menu:
In the creation pop-up that appears select the attribute from the list of the existing attributes and define its scope level – global or channel. The
Column field is filled in automatically depending on the selected options:
Alternatively, you can enter a different
Column name via the keyboard.
Both entity field and product attribute records added to the export feed can be edited via the corresponding option of the single record action menu:
Remove button to delete the corresponding added entity field or product attribute record.
Export Feed Operations and Actions
Export feed records can be duplicated and removed whenever needed.
To duplicate the existing export feed record, use the corresponding option from the actions menu on the desired export feed record detail view page:
You will be redirected to the export feed creation page and get all the values of the last chosen export feed record copied in the empty fields of the new feed record to be created.
In order to remove the export feed record, use the corresponding option from the actions menu on the desired export feed record detail view page or from the single record actions menu on the export feeds list view page:
To complete the operation, click the
Remove button in the confirmation message that appears.
The "Export Feeds" module also supports common AtroCore mass actions that can be applied to several selected export feed records, i.e. records with set checkboxes. These actions can be found in the corresponding menu on the export feeds list view page:
- Remove – to remove the selected export feed records (multiple deletion).
- Merge – to merge the selected export feed records.
- Mass update – to update several selected export feed records at once. To have a longer list of fields available for mass updating, please, contact your administrator.
- Export – to export the desired data fields of the selected export feed records in the XLSX or CSV format.
To enable export feed creation, editing, usage and deletion by other users, configure the corresponding access rights to the
Export feeds entity for the desired user / team / portal user role on the
Administration > Roles > 'Role name' page:
To enable the use of export feeds from channels, configure at least reading rights for the
Channels entity on the same page.
After the "Export Feeds" module is installed and configured by the administrator, user can work with export feeds in accordance with his role rights that are predefined by the administrator.
To start exporting the data via the active export feed, click the
Export now button on its detail view page or use the
Export now option from the single record actions menu on the "Export feeds" list view page:
When export is started, its details and current status are displayed in the Queue Manager pop-up that appears automatically:
After the successful data export, you can download the exported file right from the Queue Manager or close the completed export task.
Channel Export via Export Feeds
If an active channel contains one or several export feeds linked to it, the channel export feature is enabled for it. To export data belonging to a separate channel, open the given channel and click the
Export now button:
To see the list of export feeds linked to the channel and operate with them on a separate panel, the
Export feeds panel should be added by the administrator, as described above.
When the channel export is used, the data is exported into a single archive with separate files for each active export feed, linked to the given channel.
The module can be adapted to your needs, additional functions can be programmed, existing functions can be changed. Please contact us regarding this. Our GTC (General Terms and Conditions) apply.