Multi upload Properties
If you have knowledge to build CSV / XML file then you can make multi upload.
only the agency can make Bulk upload.
You can select file you have make in CSV / XML.
and you can upload your file to the server.
if you need help to build the CSV/XML file, click on help on the right side of the page of bulk uplad.
Extra information about Bulk Uploads for agency.
"title" ,"description" ,"price" ,"currency" ,"country" ,"region" ,"city" ,"zip", "pictures"
This is the format for one listing in the CSV import file. For multiple listings you have to add multiple lines like this, one for every ad. If one of these fields separated by comma does not have a value, or does not apply for this type of listing (ex: fields that are only for some categories), empty quotes will be placed. It is important that each line has same number of elements, even if some are empty quotes. Here is an example for a CSV import file for the upper defined template design:
"First ad title" ,"Description 1" ,"12" ,"$" ,"UK" ,"London" ,"London" ,"12345", "http://example.com/1.jpg,http://example.com/2.jpg"
"Second ad title" ,"Description for second ad" ,"100" ,"$" ,"USA" ,"CA" ,"LA" ,"98278",""
"Third ad title" ,"Description for 3rd ad" ,"" ,"" ,"USA" ,"NY" ,"New York" ,"", ""
This should be the content of a text file saved with the extension .csv, and this file can be uploaded by every user having Bulk Uploads enabled from the Bulk Uploads section of each user account.
In this example, the comma is the column separator and double quote is the field separator. These can be changed from CSV Settings subsection. If for example, you want to use semicolon as column separator and single quote as field separator the line will look like this:
An example of csv file can be downloaded from the following location: http://www.realgreekhome.com/bu_samples/csvsample.csv Note that this file might work or might not work correctly to be imported on your system. You must have the same custom fields as in this example and you must have an import template that matches our example.
You need to instruct your clients how to proceed when generating upload files. We have written some samples that will help you in this task. Note that you cannot use these samples exactly as they might not apply exactly in your case. You should use them as examples only.
This is the title of the ad
This is the description of the ad
A bulk upload XML file is build by placing for each listing
block containing all fields defined in the template. One file with multiple listings to upload will look like this:
This is the title of the first ad
This is the description of the first ad
This is the title of the second ad
This is the description of the second ad
This is the title of the third ad
This is the description of the third ad
In XML case, fields that don't have any value can be written or they can miss from the
block, the syntax will still be valid even if you don't represent them. See in the example how price and zip files are missing. Only mandatory fields (title and description) cannot miss from the block.
If html characters are used within a tag, then the content should be enclosed between tags, as in the following example:
HTML characters. ]]>
If you use ISO-8859-1 character set for your site, then make sure use this encoding for the file and you specify it as encoding attribute in xml tag on top.
An example of XML file can be downloaded from the following location: http://www.realgreekhome.com/bu_samples/xmlsample.xml
Sample files for instructing clients about bulk upload feature:
An image must be represented with an Internet accessible url that points toward an image (Ex: http://www.realgreekhome.com/bu_samples/images/1.jpg ). Multiple images can be imported for the same listing, and in this case they must be separated by comma.