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Upload page Help

This page controls which files are created for export and then uploaded to selected selling venues.  There are basically two (2) sections:

User ID's and Passwords

  • There are four (4) columns:
    • eMail - check this box if you want the exported file for this venue emailed to you; it is in tab-delimited format and has the filename in this format:
      • Venue name, followed by the current day's date and time, followed by the file format identifier of .txt (for example: ABE09192014110200.txt)
    • Venue - this is the venue name; currently there are 12 venues that support the FTP (file transfer protocol) which is used to upload the file(s) to the venues.  Note that you do NOT have to upload using this app; you can do it manually from each site's web page.  Note: Amazon is not listed here because it does NOT use User IDs or this type of password.
    • User ID - this is your id for each of the venues; if you don't use a particular venue, don't put anything in either the User ID textbox or the Password text box.
    • Password - the password for the particular venue associated with your User ID.
  • At the bottom of that section, there is a place for the email address that you want the selected export files to be sent to.  For example: if you checked the Alibris box under eMail and also the box for Biblio, both export files will be send via email to the address listed.

Upload to Checked Venues

  • There are 13 listed venues next to checkboxes; just check the ones you want export files created for (for the most part, each is unique to the particular venue);  once the export files are created, they are automatically uploaded to those venues you have checked in this section.  If you don't check the venue, an export file will not be created nor will one be uploaded to the venue.
  • There are three (3) options that control what is exported:
    • Books waiting to be uploaded - this, and the counter to the right of it, is used to export and upload ONLY the books that have been added or updated since the last upload; this is to prevent multiple books being listed on the venue.
    • Purge/Replace - this option will create an export file with every book in your inventory so you can create a clean list of books in the particular venue.  Note that if you select this option, ALL venues will be sent an export file marked for purging of the existing inventory.  If you only want this to occur for one venue, export and upload to all of the other venues, then do that "purge" venue separately.
    • Test upload connection - selecting this option will upload a small (1 listing) to the venue to check the connection (typically User ID and Password); if you have ANY problems with this, contact us for help resolving this issue.