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Comprehensive Excel/CSV import/export for Spree, Products,Images, any model with full associations
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>= 0.12.0
 Project Readme

DataShift Spree

Import and Export Spree E-Commerce models through .xls or CSV files, including all associations.

Create and assign taxons, properties, shipping, tax categories and more through single spreadsheet.

Versions

This release has been tested against Spree 3.1

Installation

Requires datashift.

Add to bundle :

gem 'datashift'
gem 'datashift_spree'

Most functionality provided via command line tools, so create a high level .thor file

thor will search root or lib/tasks so for example you can place it in lib/tasks/shop.thor

And then copy in the following

# You may/may not need this next line depending on your Rails/thor setup
require File.expand_path('config/environment.rb')

require 'datashift'
require 'datashift_spree'

DataShift::load_commands
DataShift::SpreeEcom::load_commands

To check the available tasks run thor list with a search term, for example

    bundle exec thor list datashift
    bundle exec thor list datashift_spree

To check latest usage information use thor help <command>

for example

    bundle exec thor help datashift_spree:load:products

Usage

Template Generation

For loading data, probably the first thing you'll want to do is create an Excel template for the model(s) you wish to import. There is a general task datashift:generate:excel ( or datashift:generate:csv ) for generating a template for any model.

There are some higher level tasks, specifically for producing the specific template for loading Spree Products

thor datashift_spree:template:product -t tmp/product_template.xls

To also include all possible associations

thor datashift_spree:template:product -m Spree::Product --associations -t tmp/full_product_template.xls

A large number of example Spreadsheets with headers and comments, can be found in the spec/fixtures directory - including .xls and csv versions for simple Products or complex Products with multiple/nested Taxons, Variants, Properties etc

Excel versions contain column headings with **Comments ** with instructions on supported syntax for each column.

The same DSL syntax is supported in both Excel and CSV versions.

To get detailed information on the impact/usage of each column see the Spree guides

For example to understand the promotionable field see . https://guides.spreecommerce.org/user/promotions/

Data Import/Export

Once you have data prepared you can import it using task :


thor datashift_spree:load:products

  -i, --input=INPUT                            # The import file (.xls or .csv)
  -s, [--sku-prefix=SKU_PREFIX]                # Prefix to add to each SKU before saving Product
  -p, [--image-path-prefix=IMAGE_PATH_PREFIX]  # Prefix to add to image path for importing from disk
  -v, [--verbose], [--no-verbose]              # Verbose logging
  -c, [--config=CONFIG]                        # Configuration file containg defaults or over rides in YAML
  -d, [--dummy], [--no-dummy]                  # Dummy run, do not actually save Image or Product

Dummy Run is very useful to drive out any issues without actually impacting the database. All changes are rolled back.

A summary of the import is printed to the console,and incase of errors the datashift log ('log/datashift.log') will contain full details.

For example, not setting compulsory fields would show up as :

E, [2020-02-13T12:12:31.469743 #24410] ERROR -- : Failure(s) reported :
E, [2020-02-13T12:12:31.469757 #24410] ERROR -- : 	Shipping Category can't be blank
E, [2020-02-13T12:12:31.469762 #24410] ERROR -- : 	Price can't be blank
Simple Product

Variant Prices/SKUs

To assign different SKUs or Prices to each variant, datashift supports two special columns

variant_price
variant_sku

These should contain pipe '|' delimited lists of the prices, or SKUs, to assign, to each Variant available, and should therefor contain exactly the same number of entries as Variants available.

N.B These columns should come AFTER the Variant creation columns, as the Variants must exists at the time these columns are processed.

Example

variant_price	                 variant_sku
171.56|260.44|171.56|260.44	TARR.SFOP424EW0|TARR.SFOP424EW3|TARR.SFOP414EW0|TARR.SFOP414EW3     
119.33|208.23	                MOLE.SFOP140EA0|MOLE.SFOP140EA3
110.00|198.00	                TALL.SFOP140EW0|TALL.SFOP140EW3
54.89|109.78|69.24	        CHET.SFOP128EW3|CHET.SFOP140EW0|CHET.SFOP140EW3
42.22	                        LOST.REDL218EW0
Creating Association data - Excel or CSV

Testing

We use RSpec, so tests located in the spec subdirectory.

To test this gem we require an actual Spree store, so when the specs are first run a dummy Rails app is created containing a Spree store, whose version we can control in spec/Gemfile so it's easy to change the Spree version and re-run the specs.

It's therefor recommended that all testing be done in spec dir itself, so first cd into spec

Edit spec/Gemfile and set the version of Spree you wish to test against and run bundler :

    cd spec
    bundle install

When changing Spree versions, you should force a rebuild of a clean sandbox, and removing the Gemfile.lock will resolve any funny version issues, so run:

    cd spec
    rm -rf dummy
    rm -rf Gemfile.lock

thor datashift:spree_tasks:build_sandbox

The next time you run rspec the sandbox will be regenerated using the latest versions of Rails/Spree specified in your Gemfile

    bundle exec rspec -c .

License

Copyright:: (c) Autotelik Media Ltd 2012

Author :: Tom Statter

Date :: Oct 2012

The MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.