Full Files vs. Update Files

Full Files vs. Update Files

Full Files vs. Update Files

Product data exports contain all product data (Full Files) by default. Receivers and Channels can choose to export only the product data that has been updated (Update Files) since the last time an export was created.

Full Files

The default will always be a full file export. If you have selected any filter, the filter will be applied in the full file export. Full files can be exported from the catalog or the Import/Export menu.

Update Files:

Receivers and Channels can choose to export Update Files. Update Files contain all of the products that have been updated since the last export. Update files can be exported/downloaded only when the Submission Type of the plan is changed to Update Export.

Define Update Export in the Plan:
  1. Under Distribution select the Channels tab.
  2. Click the Edit button within a channel.
      3. The Channel window appears. Choose a Brand from the brand list.
      4. Change the Submission Type from Full Export to Update Export and click Save
      5. In the Options dropdown click Download Now to download the update file
      6. Once the Updated file is downloaded, the Update Available count resets to 0, and will go up as channel products are updated.

The Update Available count is only tracked for Channels with the Update Export Submission Type selected

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