Exporting Promotions

The promotion export is based on individual configurations or "scenarios". A configuration stores all properties that the export processes need to have to successfully complete the corresponding task. Multiple configurations can be created, stored and executed, as required by the systems that consume the (export) data later on.

Creating New Configurations

To create a new configuration for a promotion export:
  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Marketing | Import & Export.
    This displays the Promotion Import & Export manager.
  2. In the Promotions (XML) section, click Export.
    This displays the Promotion Exports page.
  3. Click New.
    This displays the General tab of a new promotion export configuration.
  4. Provide the general information as required.
    Mandatory information includes name, ID and export file name. Optionally, a description can be provided.
  5. Click Apply.
    The new configuration is created. All other tabs become active.
  6. Change to the other tabs to specify all data as required.
    This includes Scheduling and Promotions, see Promotion Export and Import.
    • On the Scheduling tab, specify whether the export process based on the current configuration is executed manually or via an automated job at regular intervals.

    • On the Promotions tab, specify whether promotions should be included dynamically based on specific properties (last changes, activity status, specific start date/end date) or statically through assigning them directly.

Running Promotion Export Manually

To execute a promotion export job with a certain configuration:
  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Marketing | Import & Export.
    This displays the Promotion Import & Export manager.
  2. In the Promotions (XML) section, click Export.
    This displays the Promotion Exports page.
  3. Select the configuration to use for the export job and click Run.
    This starts the export job with the selected configuration. Click Refresh to update the current page.

Running Promotion Export Automatically

Besides manual execution, promotion export processes can also be triggered via scheduled jobs.
  1. Select the channel from the context selection box, then select Marketing | Import & Export.
    This displays the Promotion Import & Export manager.
  2. In the Promotions (XML) section, click Export.
    This displays the Promotion Exports page.
  3. Click the name of the intended configuration.
    This displays the General tab of the promotion export configuration.
  4. Change to the Scheduling tab.
  5. Specify the execution interval for the current configuration, then click Apply.
    The promotion export process with the selected configuration will be executed as a scheduled job in the defined interval.