Managing Automatic Import and Data Sources
Note: This manual is for osCommerce v4.
After you accessed the admin area of your website click on Products/Catalogue, Import/Export and Automatic import tabs. This function is used for the regular feed import, for example, the inventory feed is placed in the directory and it is imported.
It works in the same way as the manual import, the system uses the same types of files as per the drop down options, but the automatic import is just done automatically, according to the certain time intervals (for the first time you need to configure the feed type, columns and the time intervals).
Data Sources are a bit different type of import/export – as a rule they are custom made for the specific API. They are used either to transfer files from one server to another one (it is called edi) or to do something via API or to do the mixed actions. Under Data Sources tab click on Create data source button.
In the pop up window in the type drop down list you can find the currently available data sources.