Api XML link for automatic Product updates from Supplier

Deb34
Tourist
8 0 1

Hi, 

 

I'd like to use an XML link to keep my products automatically updated. To make sure every time my supplier changes productinfo, it's also updated in my store. 

Someone allready suggested me to use one of these two apps; 

https://apps.shopify.com/syncee-1?surface_detail=Syncee&surface_inter_position=1&surface_intra_posit... and 

https://apps.shopify.com/order-fulfillment?surface_detail=multiple+suppliers&surface_inter_position=... 

But these aren't suitable. 

So i hope to find an answer here =).

How can i best implement this XML Link in my shop?

 

Thanks in advance!

Debbie

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tewe
Trailblazer
211 39 91

Hi @Deb34 ,

basically that is simple - but in the end it there is still work to be done.

With XML (or XML converted to JSON) it is straightforward to feed the Shopify REST or GraphQL API so that the product description is updated.

To see if an update is required there are normally two alternative ways. Either you get somehow a notice from your provider or you have to check yourself every once in a while (maybe daily, hourly). So you have to have a server running which either gets a signal or does polling.

We had the same setup in a customer project with an link/API delivering XML and providing descriptions for products in Shopify.

Regards
Thomas

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Deb34
Tourist
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Hi Thomas, 

 

Thank you for your response. 

Good to know it's doable ;-)!

 

So if i understand you correctly, i need to update the link within the .dev version of my store?

I've never worked with that before, but i assume i can follow the REST instructions you shared.

How do you set up that signal/activate that polling, for the updates?

 

Thanks!

 

Debbie

 

 

tewe
Trailblazer
211 39 91

Hi @Deb34 ,

there is no .dev version. Maybe you provide more details in a private message to me and I will see if I get you started  (but earlist on Monday)

Regards
Thomas

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Deb34
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Hi Thomas, 

I meant to ask, where do i imply/activate the xml code. I didn't find it inside my store, like you shared in the REST link. 

But i'll hear from you on monday!

Thanks!