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Export your products from your Magento website into csv, txt and xml data feeds for any shopping engine or market place! This extension includes all Google Shopping features and 19 sample templates.

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Pre-sales informations
  • Magento® versions supported by Data Feed Manager

    This extension works with Magento Community Edition and also Magento Enterprise Edition. To know if Data Feed Manager is compatible with your Magento version, please check the Compatibility tab.

  • Simple Google Shopping Vs Data Feed Manager

    Data Feed Manager includes all the features of Simple Google Shopping but allows you to create more kinds of data feeds (csv, txt, xml) and with special features like extra-header for any shopping engine, market place or search engine such as BingShopping, Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Amazon...

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  • Countries supported by Data Feed Manager

    All countries are supported (tax rates and currencies) by Data Feed Manager. You just need to edit the data feed for the targeted country.

    You may also have to use the appropriate currency when using prices attributes.

  • Currencies supported by Data Feed Manager

    Any currency can be managed in your data feeds.

    You can define a different currency for each data feed using currency codes. For example:

    {{product.price currency=USD}}
    {{product.price currency=EUR}}
    {{product.price currency=GBP}}

    This will automatically convert the prices into the indicated currency.

  • Character encoding of the generated data feed

    The char encoding of the generated data feed is UTF-8 for Data Feed Manager. It allows the use of special characters, such as accented letters, but also Arabic and Chinese letters.

    If you're using Data Feed Manager, the default char encoding is UTF-8, while no char encoding is specified in the XML header.

  • Data Feed Manager limitations

    Data Feed Manager has been tested successfully on Magento 2 shops containing more than 70,000 products.

    Remember that the generation and export time for any quantity of products will depend on your server capacity. Generally, exporting a data feed with 10,000 products shouldn't take more than 2-3 minutes on a standard shared server.

License and domains
  • License validity

    A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single Magento installation

    • If you're using more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each instance.
    • if you're running several domains on a same Magento installation, you will need only one license for all of them.
    Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your support and upgrade period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month upgrade period for free. Passed this period, you will have to pay for a new one (see FAQ: Extension upgrade)
  • Testing environments

    One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only. However, it is possible to extend or transfer your license in three cases: 

    • If you would like to add your testing environments to your license. 
      In that case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free.
      For example: mywebsite-staging.com or mywebsite-dev.com
    • If you redirected definitively one domain to another one (301 permanent redirection).
      In that case, you can request a transfer of license for free.
    • If you would like to shift your license from one Magento installation to another.
      In this case, you can request a transfer of license which you'll have to pay for.

    To be able to use Data Feed Manager on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

    1. Download Data Feed Manager.
      (see FAQ: Extensions download)
    2. Install Data Feed Manager on your environment.
      (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
    3. Activate the license.
      (see FAQ: Extensions activation from the backoffice or Extensions activation from the CLI)

    Also, if you are managing a large amount of domains, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.
  • Domains pre-registration

    You can pre-register your live domain to your license and activate it in advance.

    Thanks to this option, you'll be able to get the extension ready to use on your domain before it goes live.

    To pre-register your production domain :

    1. Click on   next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on, from:
      my account downloads
    2. At the bottom of the page, below the list, click on the orange link saying:
      Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
    3. Finally, enter your domain name and click on PRE-REGISTER NOW .

Extension Installation/Uninstallation and Activation
  • Extensions manual installation

    You can install Data Feed Manager manually.

    1. Download Data Feed Manager (zip file) on:
      my account my downloads                                                  

      Refer to the FAQ: Extensions download
    2. Once Data Feed Manager is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
    3. Copy the content of the unzipped folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento 2 root directory.
    4. In your Command Line Interface, execute:
      bin/magento setup:upgrade 

      If you are using a production mode, execute also:

      bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  
      bin/magento setup:di:compile  
  • Extensions installation via Composer

    You can install Data Feed Manager using Composer software in two cases:

    • if you purchased Data Feed Manager on Magento Marketplace.
    • if you purchased Data Feed Manager on Wyomind.com AND requested access to our repository:
      repo.wyomind.com
    1. Add to your composer configuration our repository:
      composer config repositories.wyomind composer https://repo.wyomind.com 

    2. Execute Composer command:
      composer require wyomind/datafeedmanager​
    3. Then go in your Command Line Interface and execute:
      bin/magento setup:upgrade ​
    4. If you are using a production mode, also execute:
      bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  ​
      bin/magento setup:di:compile​

  • Extensions installation via Web Setup Wizard

    You can install Data Feed Manager via Web Setup Wizard if you purchased it from Magento Marketplace only.

    To know how to proceed, all steps are described in the link below: 
    http://docs.magento.com/m2/ce/user_guide/system/component-manager.html

    Next step is to activate your license:
    Extension activation

  • Extensions activation from the back-office of Magento®

    Once Data Feed Manager is installed, you have to activate the license. For previous versions, you can activate the license from your back-office:

      1. Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.


        If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:

           1. The Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are well enabled.
           2. The HTML output of the Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are not disabled in:
        storesconfigurationadvanced advanced
           3. The encryption key well exists in app/etc/env.php:
        <?php
         return array(
         'backend' => array(
         'frontName' => 'admin'
         ),
         'crypt' => array(
         'key' => '1e8f3c6772b7a6a6689c3c8cefa4ccf0'
         ),
         /* ... */
         )
        ?>​
      2. Copy your activation key in:
        StoresConfiguration Wyomind  Your extension

        You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
        In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing Data Feed Manager.
        In your Wyomind account:MY ACcount  My downloads   

        Select Data Feed Manager and click on  .

        A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).


      3. In your Magento admin go to:
        StoresConfiguration Wyomind  Your extension

        Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method:
        By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic.
        By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.

      4. Click on Save config .
      5. A message appears at the top of your admin panel. Click on that link: 
        Activate it now!
      6. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 


      7. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log in back straight after, to complete the installation.

    When the extension includes other modules, repeat the steps described above for each one, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).

     

    Add another domain to your license


    To activate the license on another domain (test, staging...):

    1. Once the extension is installed on the new domain, copy your activation key in:
      StoresConfiguration Wyomind  Your extension
    2. After having saved the configuration, a notification appears. Click on Add this domain to my license.

    3. A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.
      Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.
      If your transfer request is accepted, you can use Data Feed Manager on both environments at the same time.

    Note that the order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter. You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.

    Also, if you have loads of staging domains, or if you are an agency managing load of domains for your customers, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.
  • Extensions activation from the CLI

    Once Data Feed Manager is installed, you have to activate the license.

    For this, you can use the below command line (change the Activation key with the corresponding value):

    bin/magento wyomind:license:activate Wyomind_DataFeedManager <YOUR_ACTIVATION_KEY>

    To retrieve the list of all the available modules as well as the licenses status, please use:

    bin/magento wyomind:license:status

     Among the different status, you can find: 

    • registered = your license is registered
    • pending = you need to run the activation command line
    • invalidated = the license has been invalidated due to a wrong activation key or a license infringement


     

    Add another domain to your license


    To activate the license on another domain (test, staging...):

    1. Once the extension is installed on the new domain, send the request to add your domain to the license using below command line:
      bin/magento wyomind:license:request Wyomind_DataFeedManager <YOUR_ACTIVATION_KEY>​​

      This command retrieves the request status:
          has been sent
          has already been sent
          has been denied: in that case contact us
          has been approved

    2. A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.
      Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.
      Once accepted, you need to run:
      bin/magento wyomind:license:activate Wyomind_DataFeedManager <YOUR_ACTIVATION_KEY>​
    Note that the order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter. You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.
  • Extensions uninstallation

    To uninstall Data Feed Manager, start with disabling the extension running the following command:

    bin/magento module:disable Wyomind_DataFeedManager

    Then, you have 2 ways to uninstall the extension depending on how the extension has been previously installed: 

    • Manual installation

      Run the datafeedmanager-uninstall.sh file (you can find it in the extension zip folder) from your Magento root directory:

      sh datafeedmanager-uninstall.sh

       

    • Installation via Composer

      Run the below command line:

      composer remove wyomind/datafeedmanager

    Once the uninstallation is over, refresh your cache and enable the compiler back again (if you use it). 

Extension versioning and download
  • Extensions download

    In order to download Data Feed Manager, log into your Wyomind account.

    1. Go to:
      my account my downloads

    2. Click on   next to Data Feed Manager.


      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of Data Feed Manager.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of Data Feed Manager (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).


    4. Click on download 
      .
      Your download can start.
  • Extensions upgrade

    With each purchased extension comes a free 6-month Support and Upgrade period, during which you can download and install the new versions of your extension. Passing this period, you will have to purchase an additional upgrade (the price depends on how long the period is).

    To upgrade Data Feed Manager, follow the steps below.

    1. Go to:
      my accountmy downloads
    2. Click on   next to Data Feed Manager.
    3. Choose the latest version of Data Feed Manager (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on download .
    5. Enter your current activation key and click on  .
    6. Select the domain name you want to upgrade.
    7. Choose from 1 to 12 months of Support and Upgrade period.
    8. Choose a professional installation or not.
    9. Click on BUY NOW .
    10. To finish, don't forget to reinstall Data Feed Manager to update your Magento admin.

    If you can't find your download after upgrading your domain, please contact us:
    https://www.wyomind.com/fr/contact.html

Extensions use
  • Product type and Google product category

    <g:product_type> is for the categories that you have defined independently in your Magento 2 back-office.

    To retrieve the category you have assigned to it for each one of your products, you can easily fill this XML section using: 

    {{product.product_type}}

    Read also:
    https://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=188494

    <g:google_product_category> is used for the categories that are already defined by Google.

    You must include this section for each one of your products with the Google category corresponding to yours using: 

    {{product.google_product_category}}

    Read also:
    https://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=160081

  • Use of CDATA in the data feed

    CDATA stands for Character Data. It means that the data in between these tags include data that could be interpreted as XML markup, but should not be.

    Syntactically, CDATA behaves similarly to a comment but it is still part of the document.

    CDATA sections have no encoding, so there's no way to include the ]]> string into them.

  • New URL when generating a new feed

    If you're getting https://mywebsite.com/googlefeed/example_feed.xml?r=0123456789 instead of https://mywebsite.com/googlefeed/example_feed.xml when generating a new feed, it's normal.

    Actually, the url https://mywebsite.com/googlefeed/example_feed.xml is still available. The parameter ?r=0123456789 at the end of it is simply a random number to avoid cache issue when you download the data feed from your Magento 2 admin.

Data feed configuration
  • Download the generated file

    Here is the process to download your file:

    • Generate the file.
    • Right-click on on the generated link from the grid.
    • Choose the "Save as" option.

  • Use operands in the pattern

    You can use the OR operand with all these variables (without option) as in the example below:

    {{object.proprietyA | object.proprietyB}}

    If object.proprietyA exists then the value will be object.proprietyA, otherwise, the value will be object.proprietyB.

    For example:

    {{product.url | parent.url}}

    There isn't any other operand of that kind.

  • Google Shopping and configurable products

    According to Google requirements, you should only have simple products exported in your generated data feed. In fact, configurable products are only empty shells for your simple products.

    In the case where you export only simple variants into your data feed, you need to check that:

    • you use the Parent object to retrieve the information from the configurable product if needed.
      For example:
      <g:link>{{product.url | parent.url}}</g:link>​
    • your filters are not too restrictive.
      For example if your simple variant products are not visible individually, make sure to have ticked that options in your data feed filters.

    • the categories you've selected in the configuration of your data feed are also assigned to the simple variants.
      For example, if only the parent product has a category assigned, you'll be able to include product into your data feed based on the Product and parent categories.

  • Remove the VAT from the product catalog prices

    To subtract the VAT from your catalog prices, in your pattern, you need to replace:

    {{product.price}}

    with:

    {{product.price currency=USD vat_rate=0}} 

    Replace USD with your own currency.

    If the prices of your catalog are already including the VAT, then you can use:

    {{product.price currency=USD}}
  • Apply a custom VAT to products

    To apply a custom VAT to your products, you can replace:

    {{product.price}}

    with:

    {{product.price currency=CUR vat_rate=0.00}}

    Replace CUR with your own currency and 0.00 with a value between 0 and 100 that represents the VAT.

    For example:

    {{product.price currency=USD vat_rate=10}}
  • Display the categories in the product urls

    In your data feed, you get https://www.mywebsite.com/product but the correct url is https://www.mywebsite.com/category/subcategory/product.

    To retrieve the url you want, you can define the options under:
    StoresSettingsConfigurationWyomindSimple Google Shopping

    You'll be able to choose which URL path to use in Use canonical urls.

    You can choose between 3 options:

    • Individual product urls
    • Shortest category urls
    • Longest category urls

    For example, if you have a "T-shirt" in 2 categories: "New arrivals" and "Shirts", then depending on your configuration, you'll get different results:

    • Shortest category url = mywebsite.com/men/shirts/t-shirt
    • Longest category url = mywebsite.com/men/new-arrivals/t-shirt

    The individual product url won't include any category or subcategory.

  • Schedule the file generation with Data Feed Manager

    Data Feed Manager provides you with a fully configurable schedule in the Cron Schedule tab of your pattern configuration for each data feed or profile.

    So that it works, you need to have one main scheduled task running from your server side and targeting cron.php located in the pub directory of Magento 2 root directory (ideally every hour).

    If the management panel from your hosting compagny doesn't provide such a service, you should be able to use a remote service such as: http://www.mywebcron.com

    Data Feed Manager also provides you with a cron job reporting, so that you can get email reports on each data feed or profile you're generating.

  • Retrieve the product custom options in the pattern

    You can retrieve the custom options of your products directly in your product pattern. For this, you'll have to follow 3 steps.

    STEP 1

    choose a product that includes custom options in :
    ProductInventoryCatalog

    Note the Options Titles of the product in :
    Advanced SettingsCustom Options
    For example:
    BagColor and BagSize.

    Then, there are 4 possible combinations:

    • Product 1 Red mini
    • Product 1 Red Medium
    • Product 1 Black Mini
    • Product 1 Black Medium

    STEP 2

    Edit a data feed in :
    ProductsData Feed ManagerData Feeds

    In the Configuration tab and Product Pattern field, add the following snippet:

    {{custom_options.iterate alias1="CustomOption1" alias2="CustomOption2"}}
    {{custom_options.alias1.label}}-{{custom_options.alias1.sku}}
    {{custom_options.alias2.label}}-{{custom_options.alias2.sku}}

    With Data Feed Manager, you can retrieve up to 2 custom options. alias1 and alias2 are the names of the custom options, so instead of CustomOption1 and CustomOption2, you'll need to paste the Options Titles you've noted in STEP 1.

    For example:

    {{custom_options.iterate alias1="BagColor" alias2="BagSize"}}
    {{custom_options.alias1.label}}-{{custom_options.alias1.sku}}
    {{custom_options.alias2.label}}-{{custom_options.alias2.sku}}

    Attention, these titles are case sensitive and space sensitive, so they must be entered exactly as they are in your Magento 2 admin.

    Now if you click on Preview, you should get all the custom options listed. 

    Then instead of one item in our data feed we will get 4 items:

    • Product 1 Red mini
    • Product 1 Red Medium
    • Product 1 Black Mini
    • Product 1 Black Medium

    STEP 3

    If you have defined specific SKUs and prices for the custom options, you can also retrieve these information in your data feed adding some script directly in your product pattern.

    For example, to retrieve the SKUs:

    {{custom_options.merge value="sku" opt="CustomOption1"}}
    {{custom_options.merge value="sku" opt="CustomOption2"}}

    For example, to retrieve the prices:

    {{custom_options.merge value="price" opt="CustomOption1"}}
    {{custom_options.merge value="price" opt="CustomOption2"}}

    Replace CustomOption1 and CustomOption2 with the Options Titles (For example BagColor and BagSize).

Troubleshooting
  • 404 error instead of the Google Taxonomy

    You must apply the permissions 644 to app/code/Wyomind/SimpleGoogleShopping/data/Google directory and all sub folders and files via FTP.

  • "Please make sure the directory /feeds/ is writeable by the server"

    The directory in which your data feed is stored must be writable (permissions 755). You should try to use another directory such as /media/ if /feeds/ is not properly set by changing the content of the Path field.

  • "PHP features are disabled"

    You must update the module by downloading and installing the module last version available from your Wyomind.com account.

  • Empty feed when opened from a browser

    You may have an incorrect character in your data feed description, for example the & character.

    In that case you should replace the & character with and or enclose your data between CDATA as in the example below.

  • 403 Forbidden error when saving data

    If when saving your data feed configuration in Magento 2, you get:

    Forbidden, You don't have permission to access /.../ on this server.

    This is probably something regarding the hosting company that doesn't allow to post XML in the form.

    The mod_security (security module) includes rules that stop all post/get requests including code.

    In order to fix that issue, you should get in touch with your hosting company so that they add some exceptions to the security rules.

  • Characters from a data feed aren't displayed properly

    If the characters of your data feed are not correctly displayed, you should first be sure you used special attributes that will clean your content:

    {{product.description php="sgs_strip_tags(sgs_html_entity_decode(inline(cleaner($self))))"}}

    If your data feed still doesn't display properly, maybe it's because you're trying to read it as an ISO file while Data Feed Manager creates UTF-8 encoded files.

    We recommend you to read it with dedicated programs like Notepad++ or even Firefox (with DisplayEncoding typeutf8 selected).

  • Base table or view not found

    This issue may be due to a problem during the installation process.

    You will be able to fix it by following these steps:

    1. Access your database via your control panel (Phpmyadmin for example).
    2. From the setup_module table, delete the entry Wyomind_extension.
      Be careful, that entry depends on your extension. For example, if you have the extension called Simple Google Shopping, you should delete Wyomind_SimpleGoogleShopping.
    3. Logout from your Magento 2 admin.
    4. Log into your Magento 2 admin.
  • Scheduled tasks don't work in Magento® 2

    How do cron tasks work

    • The cron.php file (available in the pub directory of your Magento 2 root directory) is regularly launched from your server side (generally every 5 minutes).
    • The cron task for Data Feed Manager is targeted and evaluates if a data feed or a profile needs to be refreshed (depending on the timestamp stored in the database and on the schedule table for this specific profile).
    • If the above condition matches, then the data feed and the profile is re-generated.

    Be sure that you have correctly configured a scheduled task from the server side (cpanel) targeting the cron.php file in your magento 2 installation.

    The extension includes reporting and debug tools for the scheduled tasks available in:
    StoresSettingsConfigurationWyomindData Feed Manager

    For more information on the configuration of cron tasks in Magento 2, you can check their documentation.