Upload your data feed file to a Facebook catalogue

Upload your data feed file to a Facebook catalogue

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Upload a data feed file to a catalogue #

A data feed file is a spreadsheet file that allows you to bulk upload many items to your catalogue at once. You can either upload your file as a one-off upload or set scheduled uploads to update your catalogue hourly, daily or weekly. Follow the steps below to upload a new file to your catalogue. You can upload multiple files to your catalogue, but they must all contain different items.

Note: The steps below are for uploading a new file. If you already uploaded a file and now want to update the items in it, update your existing file instead. Otherwise, you’ll see an error message because you can’t upload the same items in multiple data feeds.

Before you begin #

  • Create a data feed file that contains information about your inventory. Make sure that your file is in CSV, TSV or XML (RSS/ATOM) format and includes the required fields for your inventory type.
  • Optional: If you want to set up scheduled feed uploads, you’ll need to save your file on a file-hosting website first and have your URL ready. Learn more about scheduled uploads.

Upload a new data feed file to a catalogue #

To upload a new data feed file to a catalogue:

  1. Go to Catalogue Manager and select the catalogue that you want to add items to.
  2. Select Product data sourcesHotel data sourcesFlight data sourcesDestination data sourcesHome listing data sources or Vehicle data sources, depending on your inventory type.
  3. Select Add products on the right.
  4. Select Use data feeds followed by Next.
  5. Select an upload option. If your inventory changes frequently, select Scheduled feed to set an hourly, daily or weekly upload schedule. Or, if your inventory doesn’t change very often, select File upload to do a one-off upload. Select Next.

Depending on which upload option you selected in step 5, continue your file upload with the steps below.

Set up a scheduled feed #

To set up scheduled feed uploads, you’ll need to save your file on a file hosting website such as Dropbox or Google Drive and tell us the URL. The file size limit for scheduled uploads is 8 GB.

  1. Enter the URL where your file is hosted. The URL must begin with http, https, ftp or sftp. It must link to your downloadable feed file, not your website, Facebook Page or somewhere else. If your file is password protected, enter your login details. When you’re finished, select Next.
  2. Select whether you want scheduled uploads to happen hourlydaily or weekly and the time you want them to happen. You can also choose to add automatic updates so your catalogue is updated whenever we detect a new file version on your host website. Select Next.
  3. Enter a name for your scheduled feed.
  4. Select a default currency. If the prices in your file don’t include an ISO currency code, this default currency will display in any ads or commerce channels connected to your catalogue.
  5. Select Upload.

You’ve set up scheduled feed uploads. From now on, to update your catalogue inventory, edit your data feed file and save it again on your hosting website. We’ll fetch your item information from your URL and update your catalogue automatically.

Upload your file as a one-off upload #

If you don’t update your inventory very often, you can choose to upload your file as a one-off upload.

  1. Optional: To check a sample of your file for errors, select Check file. Copy and paste several rows from your file into the debugger tool that opens in a new tab or window and select Validate. If you see any errors, refer to our data feed troubleshooting guide to fix them before you upload your file.
  2. Drag and drop your file from your computer or select Upload file to search for and select it. The file size limit for one-off uploads is 100 MB. Select Next.
  3. Enter a name for your file.
  4. Select a default currency. If the prices in your file don’t include an ISO currency code, this default currency will display in any ads or commerce channels connected to your catalogue.
  5. Select Upload or Next.
  6. If your file has any field naming issues, you may see these listed. For example, you may have spelt a field name wrong or used a field name that we don’t support. To fix issues, match columns (fields) in your file to any required columns listed under Column issues. Under Unrecognisable columns, you can also match any of your columns that we don’t recognise to columns we support. Then, select Start upload.

You’ve uploaded items to your catalogue with a single file upload. When you want to update your inventory in the future, update your existing file in your data feed settings.