Importing Feeds

To import a feed you must have first created a feed definition and a feed file. See Creating Feed Files.
Important: You can't import files created through active data export. The active data export files contain more data than can be imported through feeds.

Active data accumulated on production can be imported into other instances by uploading it in the production instance and then importing it into another instance.

You can also automate the feed import.

  1. Select site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Active Data > Import & Export.
  2. On the Import & Export page, click Upload.
    You can't import a file into the Salesforce B2C Commerce database without first uploading it.
  3. Click the Browse button to locate the file and then click Upload.
  4. On the Manage Import Files page, click << Back.
  5. On the Active Data Import & Export page, click Import.
  6. On the Active Data Import - Select File page, select the file you want to import and click Next.
  7. On the Active Data Import - Validate File page, if the validation finishes successfully, the Import File Content section appears beneath the Validation Status section.

    You might want to periodically click refresh to see if the validation has finished. You must click the link on the page, not use the refresh function of your browser or press F5.

    If you have errors or your file doesn't validate correctly, the page shows logging information to help you fix your file. If you need additional information, click the Administration > Site Development > Development Setup > Log file link to view the log files.

  8. Click Import to import the validated file.
    When your file has imported, the Import page opens with the results of the import listed.

In some cases your file might import with data errors, as indicated in the Status column of the dialog. To view these errors, click the file name link.

To confirm that your data has imported successfully, you might want to view active data attributes.