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From BJ Freeman <bjf...@free-man.net>
Subject Re: using XML Import to load orders
Date Sat, 03 May 2008 15:48:16 GMT
I am sure people on the list that believe they have a solution for you
will contact you.
if not, then go to the service providers page and contact them.

Jim Yanda sent the following on 5/3/2008 2:51 AM:
> Hi BJ,
> I am under some time constraints and am in need of a quick and simple order
> load solution/process. Nothing fancy; would be Okay if there's some manual
> involvement such as massaging the order data in a spreadsheet before
> loading. Can you direct me to someone in the community who may have
> something? I'd be willing to pay for a solution that gets the basic job
> done.
> Thanks.
> BJ Freeman wrote:
>> I read in the xml in its native format from the website
>> I then convert to maps needed for the service calls.
>> 1)check to see if a customer exist if not create based on the order
>> 2)if a customer exist is the ship already in the customer info, if not
>> put order on hold as a possbile forgery
>> 3)Create order header
>> 4) add items to order
>> 5) add payment
>> 6) add ecas to verify payment info for fraud (not in ofbiz)
>> 7) check order against inventory or Dropshipper (not in ofbiz)
>> 8) put on hold if no inventory or until verrify with dropshipper (not in
>>  ofbiz
>> 9) let ofbiz take over from here.
>> Jim Yanda sent the following on 5/2/2008 12:21 PM:
>>> Hi BJ,
>>> Can you give me a little detail about how you made the import? Did you
>>> use
>>> the XML Import or did you write directly to the database?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jim
>>> BJ Freeman wrote:
>>>> I did an import that created a order as if it was generated by ofbiz.
>>>> but using the services you can be sure that the order is entered
>>>> properly, even if is paid for on the website.
>>>> Jim Yanda sent the following on 5/2/2008 8:19 AM:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> We have an external webstore and would like to load the orders from
>>>>> there
>>>>> into OFBiz using the XML Import in Web Tools. Is this feasible and has
>>>>> anyone done this? Can you give me the gist of how its done? We've done
>>>>> Party
>>>>> and Contact loads using a spreadsheet to build the XML and that worked
>>>>> nicely. But we realize loading orders is more involved; headers, lines,
>>>>> syncing the catalog, checking for existing Parties, etc.
>>>>> Tips and advice appreciated.
>>>>> Thanks. Jim

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