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Set Up Instructions for Oodle Data Feed (Backfill Program)

These are the instructions to add a feed for Oodle's free backfill data feed program. The backfill program is limited to 15,000 items, and has numerous other restrictions.

Add Data Feed

  1. Go to the My Account > Add Feed.
  2. Select the Oodle Template and click Add.
  3. Enter your store source information and click Update. Leave FTP settings blank.
  4. Go to the Manage Feed > Define Fields.
  5. Edit the 'category', 'address', 'city', 'state', and 'zip_code' fields and enter an appropriate Default Value for each.
  6. Go to Tasks > Submit a Task and click Refresh.
  7. Go to Manage Feed > Product List and note the item count.
  8. Go to Manage Feed > Download Data Feed File and copy the File URL.

Set up Oodle Account

  1. Go to the Oodle Submit Feed page.
  2. Select Stuff as the Feed Category.
  3. Enter the Number of Listings in Your Feed that you noted above.
  4. Select Delimited Text as the File Format.
  5. Select CSV as the File Delimiter.
  6. Select Via URL as the Transfer Mechanism.
  7. Paste the File URL that you copied above into the Full URL of the feed box, and hen click Test Feed. You should see a message "Feed looks good. Please enter contact information below and click Submit. All fields are required. " at the top of the page.
  8. Fill in the remaining information in Step 2: Contact Information and Step 3: Your Website Information and then click Submit.
  9. The feed setup is complete. You should see a message saying "Thank you for submitting your feed request. You should receive an automated e-mail response shortly and then our Feed Management team will follow-up with your request.".
  10. Oodle will not provide technical support for the backfill program. But if you have questions, you can contact them via the Oodle Classifieds - Help Contact Form.


System Questions

Updated: June 19, 2015