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The first step to getting set up with Searchspring is to connect your store's data so that we can access and index your product information.
1. Select Your Platform
Log into the Searchspring management console and go to the Data Feed page. From here, select the platform or source of your product information.
2. Instructions for your Platform
Follow the links below for instructions on connecting with the following specific platforms:
If your data source is not listed below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimize Data Conflicts: In order to minimize conflicts, specify attribute names using the notation [ElementName]_[AttributeName]. In the following example, use Product_ID to reference the Product's ID attribute or SKU to reference the Product's SKU child element.
3. Set Remaining Options
This section controls how often Searchspring will re-index your data feed in order to present up-to-date search results. The update interval should reflect a reasonable setting based on the frequency of updates to your data feed. (Manual updates can be requested at any time from the Index Status page)
- Interval: How often you would like Searchspring to re-index your data feed.
- Time of Day: This options enables the election of a specific time of day to re-index your data feed.
The "Time of Day" option will not automatically change for daylight savings.
Regenerate Data Feed Before Update (Optional)
The data feed regeneration mechanism allows Searchspring to trigger the update of data feeds on remote systems. This feature is designed for scenarios where scheduling a process or script to regularly update your data feed is difficult (e.g. when scheduling CRON jobs on your web server isn't allowed).
- Enable: Check this to enable data feed regeneration.
- URL: The URL Searchspring should use to access your regeneration script.
This feature should only be used when job scheduling alternatives are not available. The best options for automation include CRON jobs on Linux-based hosting environments or the Windows Task Scheduler. These solutions provide your IT staff or web development agency with the best level of configuration and control.
In cases where this feature is appropriate, see the following article: "Custom Feed Regeneration Script"