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Salescast and Magento

Salescast Connector - Product Overview

The web application Salescast optimizes your inventory levels by using data on your business activity, current stock levels, and open orders. It is therefore important to send a daily.TSV file with this data to the Lokad service platform.

Salescast Connector completely automates the uploading of the data to the Lokad service platform. It works in conjunction with both the Data Feed Manager and the Orders Export Tool components.

Salescast Connector also allows the Leadtime and Servicelevel variables to be defined and adjusted for an individual product or for the entire product catalog.

Discover Salescast

The web app Salescast delivers two key data for your inventory optimization:

  • to know when to order
  • to know how much to order

The quantities suggested by Salescast rely on advanced statistics as delivered by the Lokad forecasting technology. Salescast saves you money with fewer stocks and fewer stock-outs; but also Salescast saves you time when reordering to your suppliers.

Open a Salescast account

Salescast comes with an Express subscription free of any charge up to 10,000 products. The Salescast Connector lets you take advantage of this offer from your Magento back office.

If you're not registered already, sign-up in 60s at https://hub.lokad.com/register.

Note that you will need your email/password to set up the "Salescast Connector".

How to use Salescast Connector on Magento

STEP 1: Install Salescast Connector

Following the purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with your log-in details and a password to access your Wyomind account and download Salescast Connector.

  1. Download the zip file from your Wyomind account.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Copy all the files in the folder.
  4. Paste all the files into the Magento web site root directory.
  5. Log-out of the Magento admin account.
  6. Re-log-in to the Magento admin account and empty the cache.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to activate your license.
  8. The installation is now complete.

Once Sales Connector is installed, two new tabs will appear in the Magento admin menu under:

  • CatalogData Feed Manager
  • SalesOrders Export Tool

STEP 2: Configure Salescast Connector

Salescast Connector allows two key variables, Leadtime and Servicelevel, to be defined and adjusted to maximize the efficiency of Salescast. These variables can be defined and adjusted for an individual product or for the entire product catalog.

For more information about the two variables, please have a look at the Lokad reference documents:

Default settings

To configure all products using a default setting, from Magento go to:
SystemConfigurationWyomindSalescast ConnectorSettings

Individual product settings

To configure an individual product with unique settings, from Magento go to:
CatalogManage productsEditSalescast connector

FTP upload setting

Before uploading any data files to Salescast, the FTP settings needs to be configured for product data. For this:

  • Go to:
    CatalogData Feed ManagerEdit Lokad_items.tsvFtp upload
  • Enter your account details:
    login and password
  • Change the destination directory if necessary.

Do the same for Orders Export Tool:

  • Go to:
    SalesOrders Export ToolEdit Lokad_orders.tsvFtp upload
  • Enter your account details:
    login and password
  • Change the destination directory if necessary.

STEP 3: Plan a scheduled task to update Salescast data

The two export components, Data Feed Manager and Orders Export Tool, are both configured to export data once a day by default (Lokad_Orders.tsv at 11:30PM and Lokad_Items at 3:00 AM).

The times for export can be simply changed by selecting the appropriate export profile in the Scheduled Tasks tab of Data Feed Manager and Orders Export Tool extensions.

Note that the main cron task targeting cron.php must be active on the server.

For more information about cron tasks, please have a look at the following reference articles:

STEP 4: Modify the Salescast export template

The Lokad_Orders.tsv and Lokad_Items.tsv are already configured but they can be further modified.

The following reference articles show how to modify the export template:

Manage all your data feeds with ease thanks to Salescast Connector!

Be totally compliant with Lokad

  • Official module for SalesCast by Lokad
  • Customize sample templates provided with the extension
  • Automatically use the default values for lead time and service level
  • Use the attribute set required by Lokad added with the extension

Efficiently export all your data into one file  

  • Export your products data, orders, ordered items, payments, invoices, shipments, and credit memos    
  • Export your data into XML, CSV, and TXT files
  • Include all product types: simple, configurable, grouped, bundle... and custom types
  • Create multi-stores, multi-currencies, multi-VAT-rates data feeds

Highly customize your data feeds

  • Add any Magento® attribute to your data feed templates
  • Create your own attributes, attribute set, and category filters
  • Use OR/AND statements in your filters
  • Add PHP code to your template

Enjoy the precious help provided by the extension

  • Start with the sample templates provided with the extension
  • Preview your data feeds and use the syntactic helper to avoid misprints
  • Find any attribute in the attributes library

Automatically and regularly send your updated feed to any order management platform

  • Use the scheduled tasks to automatically update and generate your data feed
  • Send all your exports by email
  • Automatically upload your data feeds via FTP into your Salescast account (FTP testing tool)
Freqently Asked Questions
License and domains

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

If you use more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each one.

If you run several domains on the 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 period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to renew your Support plan (see FAQ: How to extend my support period?).

You can pre-register your live domain to your license 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. Go to:
    mY accountLicenses & DOwnloads
  2. Click on  next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page saying:
    Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
  4. Finally, enter your domain name and click on pre-register now .
Attention, this doesn't mean your license is activated. You'll still have to activate it on your new domain when the extension is installed. 

One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only.  

It is possible, however, to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases: 

  • If you'd like to add your testing environments to your license.
    In this 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 want to transfer your license to another live domain.
    In that case, the support period for your license must still be active.


To be able to use Salescast Connector on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download Salescast Connector.
    (see FAQ: Extensions download)
    .
  2. Install Salescast Connector on your production environment.
    (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
  3. Activate the license.
    (see FAQ: Extensions activation).
  4. From your Magento admin panel, enter your current Activation Key in:
    syStem CONFIGuration WYOMING YOUR EXTENSION 
  5. Save your configuration.


Now that you can use Salescast Connector on your production environment, repeat the same steps as above on your testing environments.

The only difference this time: a notification will appear in your Magento admin

You will be given a choice between:

  1. buy a new license now
  2. add this domain to my license


Click on Add this domain to my license.

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 Salescast Connector on both environments at the same time.

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.
Extension versioning and download

In order to download Salescast Connector, log into your Wyomind account:

    1. Go to:
      my accountLicenses & downloads 
    2. Click on the  icon next to Salescast Connector.

      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of Salescast Connector.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of Salescast Connector (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on  .

Your download can start.

When purchasing an extension from wyomind.com, you benefit from a lifetime upgrade. You can at any time download the latest version of the extension directly from your account. 

To upgrade Salescast Connector, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    my accountLicenses & Downloads
  2. Click on  next to Salescast Connector.
  3. Choose the latest version of Salescast Connector (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
  4. Click on download .
  5. Install the new version of Salescast Connector to update your Magento admin. 

Extensions Installation/Uninstallation

To uninstall Salescast Connector, go on its zip folder and open it.

You will find a shell file (such as: yourextension-uninstall.sh) that you must execute on both your server and Magento root directory.

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

Before installing Salescast Connector, you’ll have to:

  • Backup your Magento installation in:
    system  tools   backups
  • Disable the compiler in your Magento admin panel if it’s not already disabled:
    system  tools   COMPILATIONS
  • Refresh your cache in:
    systemselect cache typeactionsrefreshsubmit


Now you can install Salescast Connector:

  1. Download Salescast Connector (zip file) from:
    my account my downloads
    Refer to FAQ here: Extensions download
  2. Once Salescast Connector is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
  3. Copy the content of the unzip folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento root directory (the folder content can vary according to the extension but it generally includes app, lib and skin folders).

  4. Once your installation is complete, don't forget to enable the compiler back (if it was already enabled before the installation) and run compilation process.
  5. Refresh your cache, logout from your admin panel and log back in right after.

Next step is to activate your license, to do so, click here: Extension activation

Extensions activation

Once Salescast Connector is installed, you have to activate the license: 

  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:

    Wyomind's License Manager has not been removed from your installation.
    Wyomind's License Manager is enabled in: app/etc/modules/Wyomind_Licensemanager.xml
    The HTML output for Wyomind_Licensemanager and/or Adminhtml_Notification are not disabled in your system under: system   configuration  advanced advanced

  2. Copy your activation key.

    You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
    - In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing Salescast Connector
    - In your Wyomind account:MY ACcount My downloads, select Salescast Connector and click on  . A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).
  3. In your Magento admin go to:
    SysteMConfigurationWyomindYour 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. Save the configuration.
  5. Clear your caches. 
  6. A message appears at the top of your admin panel: Activate it now!  Click on that link.

  7. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 
  8. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log back in straight after, to complete the installation.

To activate the license of an extension that includes other modules, you’ll have to repeat the steps described above for each extension, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).

Magento® Compatibility

Magento® Community Edition

  • 1.9.4+
  • 1.9.3+
  • 1.9.2+
  • 1.9.1+
  • 1.9.0+
  • 1.8.1+
  • 1.8.0+
  • 1.7.0+
  • 1.6.2+
  • 1.6.1+
  • 1.6.0+
  • 1.5.1+
  • 1.5.0+
  • 1.4.2+
  • 1.4.1+
  • 1.4.0+
  • 1.3.3+
  • 1.3.2+
  • 1.3.1+

Magento® Enterprise Edition

  • 1.14.4+
  • 1.14.3+
  • 1.14.2+
  • 1.14.1+
  • 1.14.0+
  • 1.13.1+
  • 1.13.0+
  • 1.12.0+
  • 1.11.2+
  • 1.11.1+
  • 1.11.0+
  • 1.10.1+
  • 1.10.0+
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19th February 2019

Sales Cast Connector

We use both modules included in salescast connector everyday, whilst we no longer use Lokad we have repurposed both modules to help us with our daily tasks, never been an issue and allowed use to customise our feed in house even with complex business logic, data feed module is the most flexable feed module available and even allows inline php functions. Great module bundle!

17th January 2018

Used on Magento 1

We have used this module on magento 1 and it proved useful, as we have upgraded to magneto 2 we have purchased again. Never really had a problem and hope the same this time.

brett - User for more than 3 years

14th December 2016

Very helpful tool

I use Datafeed manager with Salescast connector and Order Export tool to export data into Lokad salescast system over two years. This solution works for me other 2 years and really help to cast our sales for short term period and keep our stocks up to date. Thanks for great module

Cermis - User for more than 7 years
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