Import Methods

The "Upload" section is the 2nd step in the feed task creation process of the DropSynco App.

In this section you can select the import method corresponding with your supplier feed source.

Notice that only the following file formats are supported by the DropSynco app: JSON, CSV, XLS(X) and XML.

FTP / FTPS


Feed Task Upload - FTP / FTPS server connection

The FTP(S) import method allows your DropSynco Feed Task to access an FTP or FTPS server endpoint provided by your supplier. For example: ftp.your-feed.com

In case the FTP server is protected by a password, please provide your credentials (also provided by your supplier).

Notice that passwords are always encrypted before being stored on the DropSynco server.

In case the feed product files are not located at the root directory of the server you can specify the directory path in the "Directory" field. For example: /my-sub-directory/files

Optional: In case you want to filter the files in the directory by file name (if the file name contains dates or specific keywords for example), use the field "File Pattern" where you can use a regular expression to filter only the files you're interested in. For example: my-files\.csv

By clicking on the "Next" button the DropSynco app tries to connect to the FTP server and lists the files found on the server. In case any of the server details (hostname, port, credentials, directory, etc.) is not correct, a server connection error message will appear.

Feed Task Upload - FTP / FTPS server files

Select a file which then will be used as a template for the "Mapping" step (mapping file fields/columns to the Shopify properties).

SFTP


Feed Task Upload - SFTP

SFTP import method is similar to FTP(S), but it allows you to add the SFTP server certificate provided by your supplier.

See the section above regarding the FTP/FTPS for more info about the fields "Directory" and "File Pattern".

Notice that the server certificate is always encrypted before being stored on the DropSynco server.

Google Drive API


Feed Task Upload - Google Drive API server connection

The Google Drive API method allows you to import product files stored on Google Drive.

The folder where the files are stored must be shared with a Google service account, paste the Private Key of your service account (JSON format) in the "Service Account Key" field. For more information please refer to the Google Cloud Platform documentation.

Notice that passwords are always encrypted before being stored on the DropSynco server.

Optional: In case you want to filter the files in the directory by file name (if the file name contains dates or specific keywords for example), use the field "File Pattern" where you can use a regular expression to filter only the files you're interested in. For example: my-files\.csv

Please visit the following site for a full reference of the regular expressions: Regular Expression reference

By clicking on the "Next" button the DropSynco app tries to connect to the Google Drive API server and lists the files found on the server. In case any of the server details (hostname, port, credentials, directory, etc.) is not correct, a server connection error message will appear.

Feed Task Upload - Google Drive API server files

Select a file which then will be used as a template for the "Mapping"step (mapping file fields/columns to the Shopify properties).

Dropbox API


Feed Task Upload - Dropbox API

The Dropbox API upload method allows you to import product files stored on Dropbox.

The folder where the files are stored must be shared with your Dropbox app. Please paste the Token of your Dropbox app in the "Token" field. For more information please refer to the Dropbox documentation.

The Dropbox API process of selecting the file to import is similar to the Google Drive API process. For more information please read the Google Drive API upload method section.

Direct Upload


Feed Task Upload - Direct Upload

Direct upload method will import products from a file located directly on your computer or device.

This is the simplest upload method, recommended to discover the DropSynco feed task creation process for the first time or to run simple tests.

Bling V2


Feed Task Upload - Bling V2

This template method allows the DropSynco app to connect to the Bling V2 products inventory in case your supplier is using Bling.

The only field requested for this upload method is the API Key which should have been provided to you by your supplier.

Tiny V2


Feed Task Upload - Tiny V2

This template method allows the DropSynco app to connect to the Tiny V2 products inventory in case your supplier is using Tiny.

The only field requested for this upload method is the Token which should have been provided to you by your supplier.

Shopify multi-store inventories and loctions sync


Unlike the other import methods described on this page, the "Shopify (store synchronization)" offers you the possibility to sync two different Shopify store inventories and locations.

To learn more about Shopify multi-store sync feature we invite you to read our documentation.

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