The Flexible Job File (FJF) allows you to launch publishing jobs from a file (Excel or tab delimited). Each job specification includes the configuration you want to use, a list of SKUs, and other parameters as needed.
The FJF structure allows you to submit any number of publishing jobs from a single file. The jobs can be entirely separate, using different configuration, parameters, and SKU lists.
An FJF launch page is available that allows you to specify your file. You can either upload the file directly, or specify a URL.
Coming soon, you will be able to launch an FJF from any other system via our API.
The concept of creating a publication via an FJF is not much different than the standard approach. You create and use your configuration the same as if you were launching from the user interface. Your FJF simply specifies which configuration to use.
You can use the FJF to include as few or as many SKUs as you want (the limits of your plan apply). You can also control the sequence of the SKUs via the FJF.
If any of your products are contained in multiple categories, all occurrences of those products will appear. If that is not what you want, the FJF allows you to specify which categories are to be included in the publication.
The FJF structure is simple, and can be generated programmatically. This is the perfect way for you to use your CRM or other system to automatically launch and handle publications created by Catalog-on-Demand.
Flexible Job Files (FJF) allow you to:
This is the simplest application of the Flexible Job File.
You can launch a publishing job with an FJF file that lists the SKU numbers that you want to publish. The SKUs will be published in the order that they appear in the FJF file. An example file is below. The file can be either tab delimited or Excel. (Note: If you use Excel, save it in the 97-2003 format.)
Your configuration is almost exactly the same as if you were using it without the FJF. The only difference is that you must select this Plug-In: Sort SKUs per Flexible Job File (FJF). To do this, go to Miscellaneous > Plug-Ins. Move the Plug-In from the left to the right side.
Be sure and save your configuration after making this change.
You may submit multiple jobs from one file by repeating the above after the row containing #$#. The A column of the last row must always contain #$#.
Note: The capabilities described on this page are available only to Catalog Edition Annual Plan subscribers.