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If your product data file is available under a HTTP(S) link, select the connector type "HTTP". After selecting this option you can see three different buttons with whom you can configure the HTTP settings.


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Configure HTTP Download Settings


Clicking on the "Configure" button opens the following modal window:

Within this window you can enter your HTTP data feed URL. Furthermore you can enable an authentication and its fitting username and password. Confirming this dialog saves the download settings.

Important

Be aware that confirming the dialog does not mean that the file is downloaded or updated in the Workbench automatically. You have to click on the "Update" button to get the new data into the Workbench.

Especially if you change/adapt your download settings, this should be considered.

Update the Data Feed


After configuring the data feed settings you can update the product data in the Workbench by clicking the "Update" button. Then you are prompted for the import settings and can connect the attributes. Additionally the importer will inform you about new or missing columns and also illegal values will be flagged.

Enable Scheduling


After clicking on the "Schedule" button a modal window appears in which you can enable a download schedule for you product data. That means that you can define a daily time or custom cron job which gets the current state of the product data from the feed. This secures that the published Product Guide always has the current data.

The schedule only updates the data for the live Product Guide instance. To get these data into the Workbench you have to click on the "Update" button as well.



Cron Jobs use the Quartz Scheduler cron syntax which is different from the UNIX cron command. Please refer to this page for more information.

Read on: Either about the Connector Type SFTP or How to Display and Configure your Data


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