What is a data feed?
A data feed is a way of sending structured, current, and up-to-date information. (Source: DataFeedWatch)
It is made up of a list of products broken down into attributes that define each one of your products in a unique way. These attributes include product id, title or description etc.
Your data feed must be stored online on a website or a cloud storage (eg. Amazon S3, Google Cloud, etc.), be publicly available and be served over either http:// or https://. Basic authentication or IP based access control (IP whitelisting) can be used.
Note: We unfortunately do not support storage on Google Drive or Dropbox.
We currently support several data feed formats including:
- CSV-like (.csv, .tsv, ...)
- XML (.xml)
- JSON (.json)
- Google shopping
- Google sheets.
How should the data feed be structured?
A well structured and clean data feed is essential to us. nyris Visual Search will strongly rely on the information you put in this data feed to match your products to the requests we will receive. Therefore, the more information you can provide us with, the better.
Your product id must be unique across all items. For industry, the id can be the part number. Support for non-unique or varying kinds of ids is available through additional fields.
The link of the main image of the product should be placed here.
We need at least 1 picture per product to run our engine. However, we will recommend you have 3 to 4 pictures per product for better results. The link of these additional images should be in the attribute “additional_image_link_0” (if you have several additional images create this attribute multiple times by appending an increasing number).
We accept most common web format such as JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg/.jfif) or PNG (.png). The picture should represent the product accurately and in full. Your picture should be at least 512 x 512 pixels and shall not exceed 1024 x 1024 pixels. In addition, we do not support pictures larger than 2MB.
All image links should be stored online, be publicly available and begin with either http:// or https://. The same access control limitations described for the feed file apply.
Custom information: recommended
Attributes such as title, description or custom_category can be added, especially if it helps identifying the product visually, e.g. when a brand name or product name is in the title and can also be found written somewhere on your product.