Jump to content
gottaloveit

Automatically send data feed to Froogle

Recommended Posts

Are google experiencing any problems lately because I am at a loss as to why ftp uploads are failing and also why feeds are being disapproved

 

Bulk upload failed. No items are live. There are too many formatting errors in your file

 

I am using the latest version of the googlefeeder contribution.

 

Anyone else experiencing difficulties????

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyone else experiencing difficulties????

 

Mark

 

 

Yes I am the same - it is because the headers are not defined. The first row should contain the attribute heading like title, url, etc but this is not happening.

 

A fix for this would be great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyone else experiencing difficulties????

 

Mark

 

 

Yes I am the same - it is because the headers are not defined. The first row should contain the attribute heading like title, url, etc but this is not happening.

 

A fix for this would be great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi olly,

 

The headers in my file are being defined fine

 

brand condition link title description expiration_date price image_link product_type id

 

so it must be something else causing the problem.

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi olly,

 

The headers in my file are being defined fine

so it must be something else causing the problem.

 

Mark

 

 

I'm using the version 1.03b as I have the ultimate SEO contribution installed. I gues this could be a reason why I am getting no headers defined.

 

Other people must be in a similar position now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok I hopefully have solved the problem for one client.

 

Apparently the feeds were failing because the stores url had not been entered under the settings tab even though it does say it is optional urgh.

 

I have just emailed google again concerning a different client who has the url entered and the feed still gets disapproved.

 

Lets see what they say this time.

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Melinda,

 

Could you tell me where I can find the file name for "your-outfile.txt' given by google?

 

After I run googlefeeder.php at

 

http://villemobile.com

 

I got message as

 

File completed: your-outfile.txt

 

Script timer: 0.044546 seconds.

 

But still cant see any products uploaded at my google base.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Melinda,

 

Could you tell me where I can find the file name for "your-outfile.txt' given by google?

 

After I run googlefeeder.php at

 

http://villemobile.com

 

I got message as

 

File completed: your-outfile.txt

 

Script timer: 0.044546 seconds.

 

But still cant see any products uploaded at my google base.

 

The file name is the name that you add into your google base account. You also need to register the ftp feed with google which should be on the same page where it says 'Bulk Uploads' in your google base account.

 

You then need to edit your googlefeeder.php file and add the ftp login details and then near the bottom of the file you need to remove the // from the ftp upload command line.

 

Go back and read the instructions again and study your googlefeeder.php file.

 

Mark

 

Have you changed all the details in your googlefeeder.php file


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Content-type: text/html

X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.11

 

File completed: <a href="/home/******/public_html/feeds/feed.txt" target="_blank">feed.txt</a><br>

Connected to uploads.google.com, for user ******<BR>

<br />

<b>Warning</b>: ftp_put(): Opening ASCII mode data connection for feed.txt. in <b>/home/******/public_html/_hide/googlefeeder.php</b> on line <b>364</b><br />

uploads.google.com: FTP upload has failed!<BR>

<p style="margin:auto; text-align:center">Script timer: <b>83.563373</b> seconds.</p>

 

Ok manual uploads seem to be working fine for my client now, however the cron job is failing miserably everytime.

 

Now I am stuck!

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a head count,

 

Does anyone at all have this contribution working 100% ?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its been working fine for me up until the new update

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok this is getting ridiculous, now I am totally lost. My clients feed went live and all products were published and searchable.

 

A few days later this response came from google.

 

Thank you for submitting a bulk upload to Google Base. We have reviewed

your bulk upload and need you to make changes. Your bulk upload has been

disapproved due to the reason(s) listed below.

 

Incorrect attribute format: It appears that attribute values for the

"product_type" attribute aren't formatted correctly. For example, instead

of including "Satellite Navigation & GPS, Garmin," please include

"navigation." For further details and examples of attribute formatting,

please refer to our list of attributes:

 

http://base.google.co.uk/base/help/attributes.html

 

After you have made the necessary change(s), please upload a new version

of your bulk upload. We will notify you if we need you to make any

additional corrections. Otherwise, we will send you an email to let you

know that your bulk upload has been approved.

 

WTH????

 

Mark


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

The googlefeeder is working fine for me but I do have to upload the file manually now.

 

I just have one small problem I am hoping someone can help me with. It does not use the special prices for products on special offer.

 

Have I missed something or is it not actaully able to do this?

 

Thanks

Sarah

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE

Thank you for submitting a bulk upload to Google Base. We have reviewed

your bulk upload and need you to make changes. Your bulk upload has been

disapproved due to the reason(s) listed below.

 

Incorrect attribute format: It appears that attribute values for the

"product_type" attribute aren't formatted correctly. For example, instead

of including "Satellite Navigation & GPS, Garmin," please include

"navigation." For further details and examples of attribute formatting,

please refer to our list of attributes:

 

http://base.google.co.uk/base/help/attributes.html

 

After you have made the necessary change(s), please upload a new version

of your bulk upload. We will notify you if we need you to make any

additional corrections. Otherwise, we will send you an email to let you

know that your bulk upload has been approved.

 

Ok so I finally got a response from google base about this issue.

 

Apparently it is because my client has 'Garmin' as a brand (manufacturer) it is confusing google with having a sub category also called 'Garmin'

 

So I am presuming that I need to do away with all sub categories in the feed and only include the top level categories. Only problem is that I am not sure what to change.

 

$catInfo = "
SELECT
categories.categories_id AS curCatID,
categories.parent_id AS parentCatID,
categories_description.categories_name AS catName
FROM
categories,
categories_description
WHERE categories.categories_id = categories_description.categories_id
";

function findCat($curID, $catTempPar, $catTempDes, $catIndex)
{
if( (isset($catTempPar[$curID])) && ($catTempPar[$curID] != 0) )
{
	if(isset($catIndex[$catTempPar[$curID]]))
	{
		$temp=$catIndex[$catTempPar[$curID]];
	}
	else
	{
		$catIndex = findCat($catTempPar[$curID], $catTempPar, $catTempDes, $catIndex);
		$temp = $catIndex[$catTempPar[$curID]];
	}
}
if( (isset($catTempPar[$curID])) && (isset($catTempDes[$curID])) && ($catTempPar[$curID] == 0) )
{
	$catIndex[$curID] = $catTempDes[$curID];
}
else
{
	$catIndex[$curID] = $temp . ", " . $catTempDes[$curID];
}
return $catIndex;

}

$catIndex = array();
$catTempDes = array();
$catTempPar = array();
$processCat = mysql_query( $catInfo )or die( $FunctionName . ": SQL error " . mysql_error() . "| catInfo = " . htmlentities($catInfo) );
while ( $catRow = mysql_fetch_object( $processCat ) )
{
$catKey = $catRow->curCatID;
$catName = $catRow->catName;
$catParID = $catRow->parentCatID;
if($catName != "")
{
	$catTempDes[$catKey]=$catName;
	$catTempPar[$catKey]=$catParID;
}
}

foreach($catTempDes as $curID=>$des)  //don't need the $des
{
$catIndex = findCat($curID, $catTempPar, $catTempDes, $catIndex);
}

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

M


Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just have one small problem I am hoping someone can help me with. It does not use the special prices for products on special offer.

 

Have I missed something or is it not actaully able to do this?

 

Thanks

Sarah

 

 

any news about that? all works right, only the special prices are missing!

 

bye

Marco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Calvin, thanks again for your great work on this contribution.

 

Installed almost effortlessly (had the original version to copy most settings), and

appears to work like a charm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone tell me where the latest version of this feed is so I can set it up.

 

Just google froogle thing will be fine, as I do't have aything setup with the other feeds mentioned such as yahoo etc

 

Thanks

Whizzbitz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm using the version 1.03b as I have the ultimate SEO contribution installed. I gues this could be a reason why I am getting no headers defined.

 

Other people must be in a similar position now?

 

Don't use 1.03b, it was an unofficial release and uses outdated Google attributes settings.


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm using the version 1.03b as I have the ultimate SEO contribution installed. I gues this could be a reason why I am getting no headers defined.

 

Other people must be in a similar position now?

 

Don't use 1.03b, it was an unofficial release and uses outdated Google attributes settings. Version 1.20 supports Froogle with SEO links, but may require customization on the user's part to get it initally setup. 1.20 is essentially designed with Chemo's Ultimate SEO links in mind.


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm using the version 1.03b as I have the ultimate SEO contribution installed. I gues this could be a reason why I am getting no headers defined.

 

Other people must be in a similar position now?

 

Please ignore the post above. It is a repost.

 

Don't use v1.03b, it was an unofficial release and uses outdated Google Attributes. By not using 1.03b, it will solve most of your problems. Version 1.20 release in Feburary includes SEO support (just read the release details). It was built to support SEO links from many different types of SEO contributions and not just Chemo's Ultimate SEO. Version 1.20 supports Froogle with SEO links, but may require customization on the user's part to get it initally setup. btw, the default 1.20 SEO links were built with Chemo's Ultimate SEO links in mind, but may take slight modifications depending on your configuration.

Edited by FlyingMonkey

Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok I hopefully have solved the problem for one client.

 

Apparently the feeds were failing because the stores url had not been entered under the settings tab even though it does say it is optional urgh.

 

I have just emailed google again concerning a different client who has the url entered and the feed still gets disapproved.

 

Lets see what they say this time.

 

Mark

 

In Google's Configuation or in the Contribution's Installation Guide? In the Contribution Installation Guide, it's a required step in step 1.


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi,

 

The googlefeeder is working fine for me but I do have to upload the file manually now.

 

I just have one small problem I am hoping someone can help me with. It does not use the special prices for products on special offer.

 

Have I missed something or is it not actaully able to do this?

 

Thanks

Sarah

 

Default osC special prices work with this contribution. Some users have installed contributions that apply special pricing that is outside of the default osC tables. Only default osC special prices are supported for logistical reasons.


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Calvin, thanks again for your great work on this contribution.

 

Installed almost effortlessly (had the original version to copy most settings), and

appears to work like a charm.

 

 

Not a problem! I am glad you got the configuration down and can follow directions! ;)


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think I have got it working, guess I will have to wait to see if the stuff turns up in google base/ froogle.

 

As for shipping some of my items are free and others have a standard rate based on the product weight, can this be integrated to the export so that it works out the shipping cost 0 x £x = £0, 3x £x = £3x ?

 

thanks for your help getting it up and running

 

Hows evryone enjoying the weather in the UK?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Think I have got it working, guess I will have to wait to see if the stuff turns up in google base/ froogle.

 

As for shipping some of my items are free and others have a standard rate based on the product weight, can this be integrated to the export so that it works out the shipping cost 0 x £x = £0, 3x £x = £3x ?

 

thanks for your help getting it up and running

 

Hows evryone enjoying the weather in the UK?

 

 

You could probably do it through a switch statement, or store the values in an array. so if lbs is less than x use rate a or if it's less than y then use rate b, etc.

 

 

in my opinion, it'd be nice to figure out a way to select the lowest shipping cost offered by osC by default. anyone have some ideas or have seen it done before? ;)


Most likely your question has been answered, please do a search first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×