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How to set up a new feed


This how-to article runs you through adding a new feed that pulls the feed data from Alli Data.


  1. From the left-hand navigation, select Products. This page shows an overview of all Active Feeds, with additional tabs to see All Feeds and Inactive Feeds if needed. To add a new feed, click the blue Add Feed button on the far right side.


  2. This page will show a list of necessary Attributes needed for the chosen feed type. Dropdown the Select Template section to choose either a standard template of requirements or to choose and replicate a previously created feed. 


  3. Name the Feed and Item and include Item Images and Item Google Category if applicable. Once all fields are filled in, click the blue Add Feed button.

  4. Once you have configured your feed, the typical workflow is to select your Data Source where the feed will come from. Select Data Sources and click the New Datasources button.


  5. Select the Data Source where the feed will come from.


  6. Assuming that the Data Source is already within Alli, choose Alli Data. Specify what Database Table (or View) to link from. Anytime that datasource is refreshed, the feed will be refreshed as well. Continue to fill in the Data Source Configuration and Primary Attribute line items. Press the blue Save button when complete.


  7. After clicking save, review your setup, and either use the back arrow next to your datasource name or click the Datasources in the breadcrumbs to navigate back to your datasource setup.

  8. Now, if needed, you have the ability to add Multiple Data Sources


  9. Back at the feed setup page, click into Scheduled Imports to set up the recurring schedule.


  10.  Name the Fetch Schedule, checkmark the pertinent boxes and schedule the Fetch Times. Press Save when complete.  

It is important you read carefully the instructions for DATASOURCE TO FETCH and remember that if none are selected, all will be fetched.

So if you have multiple datasources, you can either

A) select them all from the dropdown or

B) select nothing

If you go with option A, remember that if you add another supplemental datasource later, you will need to update your scheduled import, but if you select option B, you will not



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