Defining the Data Format For XML Channels

How to configure the format of an XML feed in Plytix

In Plytix, you can build out XML feeds without resorting to code. Our XML Channel builder helps you set up feeds for different vendors and partners. In this article, we will show you how to define the data format for XML Channels in Plytix.


XML Channel Format Tab

Default View

Adding Nodes

Node Settings and Configuration

 

⚠️ Please refer to the documentation of the feed consumer to get blueprints on how to build your feed template. Example feeds are super helpful when building out your feeds in Plytix.

XML Channel Format Tab

In this article we are focusing on the "Format" tab of the XML Channel. 

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Default View 

The standard layout of a newly created XML feed in Plytix has the following items pre-populated:

  • The header (cannot be changed)
  • A products node with a subnode containing all your products and attributes pre-populated based on your settings from the "Attributes" and "Products" tabs.

Configuring the format of an XML feed

On the left you have the feed you can build (1), and on the right is a preview of how your feed looks (2).

 


Adding Nodes

Press the "+ Add Node" button to insert a new node (3), or click the "Add Subnode" icon, to insert a node nested below the select node (4).

Configuring the format of an XML feed

Click the "Double arrow" icon to expand or collapse a node (5). If you want to adjust the settings for a parent or child node, you can click the settings button (6).



Node Settings and Configuration

Pressing the "settings" icon on a node, opens up the settings panel on the right side of your screen (1).

Here you can configure your node:

  • Set your "Node tag" (2)
  • Apply an "attribute" and a "value" (3)
  • Add more attributes (4)
  • Change the placement of your node (5).
XML Feeds options panel

 

 

If you have multiple sub-nodes connected to a node on the same hierarchy level, you can drag and drop to change the order of the sub-nodes in that hierarchy level (1).

Drag and drop feature

 

What's Next

 

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