3.1. Import from Doba

This step allows to select the list to import from created earlier Inventory lists (the lists that you have created at your Doba account with the products that you have selected) and set up the Import Settings:

1. Doba Inventory Lists tab allows to select the list(s) for import . Put the ticks on the products catalog you want to import.
Check the product lists for importing

Please note, addon allows to select the whole list for import (there is no way to select the exact products from the list) !

Double-clicking on the product gives a possibility to check the details of the products that would be imported or you can use the option above:

Preview product details option

The product details will be shown in separate window:

Product Preview form

Also, at the Doba Inventory Lists tab you can select the Import Configuration and use the Task Manager in order to make the process automated.

2. Import Settings
tab allows to set up the following details:
  • General Settings
  • Import Method
  • Price Settings
  • Additional Fields Mapping

General Settings:

Select fields to store Doba items ID - this option allows you to select the field from your database where Doba products ID should be saved. 

Plug-in creates the necessary field automatically, so please do not change this option, just leave it as default one. 

In case there's a field with Doba products ID in your database already created, please, press the button on the right and specify the field name from your store database.

Create new field for Doba Item ID

The next field means that items in 'out of stock' status (which have quantity 0) will not be imported.  You can set your own value in the particular field for the importing data, under which products will not be transferred.

Do not import product with appropriate quantity

Specify the category path  - the location for the imported items. Use the 'triangle' button to select necessary position from your store's category tree .

Import product to category

By checking the lower condition, all Doba items which are listed in the appropriate categories on Doba marketplace will be imported to the same positions of your store - i.e. the identical categories positions will be created:

Create doba category tree field

Choose the one of the proposed import methods below:

Import methods

- the first condition allows to add the new items to your products list and updated the existing ones (which are identical with the products imported from Doba) .

- the second method helps to complementary products listing with the new items and do not change (update) the existing at your store database positions.

- the third method uses only for updating - when the items are already existing at your store and you need only to modify (update) some products details from Doba.

Additional Fields Mapping on the right pane - here you may match the additional fields of your database with the fields form Doba database, e.g. if you created the additional field "product_weight" in your database, 

and you want the information from Doba filed "weight" to be saved in your "product_weight" filed, please, match these fields.

Use the 'Auto Mapping' option to link all possible fields automatically.

Auto mapping option

Product Description Template - allows to set up template for description for all your products, e.g. to add a picture or some additional information into description. You may use HTML tags here.

To facilitate this process the fields macros by clicking on the corresponding button below:

'Insert Macros' button

Price Settings - allows to configure prices of products, depending on the calculation's method.

From the drop-down list of available methods in the 'Price calculation method' field you can choose the following:

- use product's price directly;
- use growth (decline) price as a percentage;
- use the recommended manufacturer's retail price;
- use increase (decrease) the suggested retail price;
- use specified formula to calculate the price of products.

For example, if you choose the price increasing by %, you have to specify the appropriate value in the field on the left and the price of imported items will be changed by this parameter.

You can also choose the relevant condition of price formation:

When the last option is checked - its means the sale price of the imported items will be automatically set with .95 ending . For example, if the product costs 4.05 $ , its sale price will be shown as 3.95 $ which is more favorable

for customers.

At the bottom of the form you can select configuration you want to use (if you previously saved it during the other import) . 

Press the 'triangle' option to open the drop-down list with possible configuration names and choose the required one.

Select configuration from a list

You are able to re-name the available import configuration by pressing the following option and specify the new name in the form which appears:

Rename configuration

To save current configuration  - click on the button next the 'Select Configuration' field.

Save configuration

To delete selected position from a list - press the button for removal.

Delete configuration

To automate the data import process add this task to the scheduler . 

Add Task Scheduler

The following option helps to open the scheduler form with main data fields.

Set the frequency execution of importing based on presented variants: once, daily, weekly and monthly.

Check the fields you need  and specify the email address on which you will receive the summary results of the import process.

Click on the ‘OK’ button to exit from the scheduler.

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