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Yahoo Data Feeder v1.0

Released By: Calvin K

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Date: July 24, 2004

 

Description: Creates and automatically sends a data feed to Yahoo, to provide product information and pictures. This Yahoo Data Feeder, handles product duplicates, specials(if available), currency conversion, html descriptions, full category trees, and automatic upload. It only adds products and specials that are in stock.


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The Yahoo Data Feeder is based off of the Froogle Data Feeder and carries very similar code. Please consult this thread before posting your questions:

 

http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?act=ST&f=12&t=71088

 

Essentially all of the questions, you'll probably ask have been answered at least multiple times in that thread.

 

http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?act=ST&f=12&t=71088

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i was under the assumption that we didn't... cause i thought that was just for ppl with yahoo stores. that would be nice though.


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Wow, this is great..

 

I haven't installed it yet but does it handle all the attributes as well? We are currently moving our server so i cant test it out but definately cant wait until i can..

 

Mike

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Calvin -- did you ever get those feeders done for BizRate and Amazon? Just curious . . .

 

-jared

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no, i wrote the overall beta interface for the system and started on a bit of the separation. but school's been keeping me busy for the past few weeks. hopefully, i'll have sometime to work on it (soon).


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Doeas anyone know if this contribution be amended so that it outputs an XML or a CSV file.

 

The Affiliate that I'd like to use it with can only support those 2 formats

 

Regards

 

Jos


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Yahoo Data Feeder v1.1

Released By: Calvin K

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Date: February 7, 2005

 

Description: Creates and automatically sends a data feed to Yahoo, to provide product information and pictures. This Yahoo Data Feeder, handles product duplicates, specials(if available), currency conversion, tax support, html descriptions, full category trees, and automatic upload. With the optional settings enabled and the "instock" field enabled, it will create a feed with all of the products. Without the advance feed option enabled, it will only submit in stock items.

 

Based On: Froogle Data Feeder v1.61

 

Forum Thread: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?act=ST&f=7&t=104013 (aka FlyingMonkey on the forums)


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Hi Calvin

 

I'm looking at this and also the froogle one and they both look great.

 

I'm confused though on two points.

 

With yahoo as I read it I have to subscribe and give my credit card before I can get a username and password to be able to upload my feed is that correct?

 

Also on froogle I stupidly entered MY ftp information and then was suprised that none of my prodcuts were showing on Froogle ;) I now realise I should be uploading to Froogles server. But how do I get a user name and password to be able to upload?

 

Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions :(

 

Lux

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Ok I figured out the google/froogle part of the puzzlen and have now signed up with them. Still not sure about the yahoo subscription issue thuogh,

 

Lux

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Hello every one,

I need help, I hope someone there can help.

I insert a code for tracing affiliates and now I get:

 

Parse error: parse error, unexpected ':', expecting ',' or ';' in /home/gourmetc/public_html/checkout_success.php on line 106

 

I check line 106 and more but didn't see anything ( I am Not Programmer)

I appreciate any help I can get.

Her is part of code:

echo TEXT_SEE_ORDERS . '<br><br>' . TEXT_CONTACT_STORE_OWNER;

}

?>

<h3><?php echo TEXT_THANKS_FOR_SHOPPING; ?></h3></td>

</tr>

</table></td>

</tr>

<tr>

// Start Affiliate Program - Sales Tracking

 

<?php

 

echo:<imgsrc="https://shareasale.com/sale.cfm?amount=AMOUNTOFSALE&tracking=TRACKINGNUMBER&transtype=TYPEOFTRANSACTION&merchantID=100"

 

width="1" height="1">';

 

tep_session_unregister('orders_total');

 

tep_session_unregister('orders_id');

 

?>

 

// End Affiliate Program - Sales Tracking

 

<?php require('add_checkout_success.php'); //ICW CREDIT CLASS/GV SYSTEM ?>

<tr>

<td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '100%', '10'); ?></td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td align="right" class="main"><a href="index.php?"><img


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Hello every one,

I need help, I hope someone there can help.

I inserted a code for tracking affiliates and now I get:

 

Parse error: parse error, unexpected ':', expecting ',' or ';' in /home/gourmetc/public_html/checkout_success.php on line 106

 

I check line 106 and more but didn't see anything ( I am Not Programmer)

I appreciate any help I can get.

Her is part of code:

echo TEXT_SEE_ORDERS . '<br><br>' . TEXT_CONTACT_STORE_OWNER;

}

?>

<h3><?php echo TEXT_THANKS_FOR_SHOPPING; ?></h3></td>

</tr>

</table></td>

</tr>

<tr>

// Start Affiliate Program - Sales Tracking

 

<?php

 

echo:<imgsrc="https://shareasale.com/sale.cfm?amount=AMOUNTOFSALE&tracking=TRACKINGNUMBER&transtype=TYPEOFTRANSACTION&merchantID=100"

 

width="1" height="1">';

 

tep_session_unregister('orders_total');

 

tep_session_unregister('orders_id');

 

?>

 

// End Affiliate Program - Sales Tracking

 

<?php require('add_checkout_success.php'); //ICW CREDIT CLASS/GV SYSTEM ?>

<tr>

<td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '100%', '10'); ?></td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td align="right" class="main"><a href="index.php?"><img


OH Boy!!! Not again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UPDATE

 

If you are using CRON to automate your data feeds, then how do you REALLY truely know if they have been sent or not without logging into your account and checking the upload date?

 

I have just added 3 lines of code to the bottom of your yahoo.php file that will send you an e-mail each time a new feed has been submitted.

 

At the very bottom of yahoo.php, add this BEFORE the last ?>

$datafeed_sent_email = 'Yahoo\'s Data Feeder has just submitted your product listings';
$datafeed_sent_subject = 'New Yahoo Data Feed Notification...';
tep_mail(STORE_OWNER, STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS, $datafeed_sent_subject, $datafeed_sent_email, STORE_OWNER, STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS);

 

Enjoy...


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Hi guys,

Thanks for the great contribution.

I just have one small problem with this contribution.

When I upload the data.txt file that this contribution creates to Yahoo!, I get error message on almost all of the products regarding the IMAGE. My products are listed correctly in Yahoo but without image.

I had to download the template from Yahoo and save all the culomns from the orevious data.txt to the template and upload it manually. Now my images are working too.

Any idea why this happens?

thanks again


Regards,

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double check your image path,  open the generated txt file and ensure the link created is correct.

Hi,

Thanks for your reply, the links in the generated data file is correct. All I did, was I transfered the links from the generated data file to the template file and then it worked.

:blink: I know it is wiered.


Regards,

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I'm having the same images issue. Looks fine in the file created yet they don't show up on yahoo. Any advice?

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I also had the same issue with images not showing up in yahoo. I checked the data.txt file and the image links were all there and worked fine. The next day I checked yahoo and the images were working and i did nothing. Maybe they have someone approve the images before they go live ???

 

 

 

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My problem is this, because yahoo is a ppc advertiser i want to be able to exclude specific categories from the feed, for example category 37, so items that have low conversion rates will not be uploaded in the feed to yahoo. This will save us all money!!

 

I could manually go through the data.txt file once its created and use excel to get rid of the category, but i want an automated way to do this. Please please please someone let me know how to do this (with specific code).

 

My other problem with yahoo is I have no good way to track my ROI to see if my yahoo advertising is working or not. I would love to hear ideas on this.

 

Thanks

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I also had the same issue with images not showing up in yahoo. I checked the data.txt file and the image links were all there and worked fine. The next day I checked yahoo and the images were working and i did nothing. Maybe they have someone approve the images before they go live ???

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My problem is this, because yahoo is a ppc advertiser i want to be able to exclude specific categories from the feed, for example category 37, so items that have low conversion rates will not be uploaded in the feed to yahoo. This will save us all money!!

 

I could manually go through the data.txt file once its created and use excel to get rid of the category, but i want an automated way to do this. Please please please someone let me know how to do this (with specific code).

 

My other problem with yahoo is I have no good way to track my ROI to see if my yahoo advertising is working or not. I would love to hear ideas on this.

 

Thanks

 

Hm - I tried the yahoo-feed, but it seems to be Kelkoo...??

The Database fields afforded by yahoo/kelkoo are not the same as in google feeder.

 

Yahoo/Kelkoo require different fields than googel feeder, but the script has only fields for google.

 

Is there a working version for yahoo/kelkoo feeds ??


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The Yahoo Data Feeder is based off of the Froogle Data Feeder and carries very similar code. Please consult this thread before posting your questions:

 

http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?act=ST&f=12&t=71088

 

Essentially all of the questions, you'll probably ask have been answered at least multiple times in that thread.

 

http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?act=ST&f=12&t=71088

 

I tried out that Yahoo 1.1 Feeder.

it seems , that Yahoo = kelkoo

Kelkoo requires other fields and informationand order than Froogle - so this contrib will not work correctly:

 

Froogle:

$output = "code \t product-url \t name \t description \t price \t image-url \t merchant-site-category \t medium\n";

 

Kelkoo:

url, title, description, price, offerid, image, availabilty und deliverycost


OSC Webmakers Edition modiefied with many other contribs and enhancements.

+ STS 4.5.7 for 2.2MS2 and RC1

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