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categories

The data format creator categories exports the categories of the type Item saved in your plentymarkets system and saves the data on a cloud storage.

1. Technical specifications

Table 1 explains the available properties and the corresponding values.

Table 1. Technical specifications of the format categories
Property Meaning Value Explanation

dataName

Name

categories

Name of the creator process and prefix of the created file.
File name: categories-xxx.csv.gz

fileFormat

File format

CSV, GZIP

The data is provided as a GZIP-compressed CSV file (RFC 1952).

defaultActive

Activated by default

no

The data is only exported automatically in the background after you have activated the creator in the Data » Raw data menu.

interval

Interval

daily

With this setting, all data that has been changed since the last run is exported once a day, usually during the night.

limitPage

Lines per request

up to 4,000

The maximum number of data rows that is written into a single file.

limitDay

Lines per day

up to 20,000

The maximum number of data rows that is written on one day in total.

earliestPossibleDataDate

Earliest point in time

2014-01-01

Point in time as of which the raw data can be collected. The data is filtered by the date saved in the dataUpdatedAtColumnName column.

dataUpdatedAtColumnName

Column header

c_updated_at

Name of the column that contains the time stamp of the last data update.

deleteRawDataAfterDaysMinimum

Minimum number of days until the data is deleted

20

The minimum number of days until the generated raw data file is deleted from the cloud storage. Therefore, the data must be processed before this date. The exact duration can be defined in the Data » Raw data menu.

deleteRawDataAfterDaysMaximum

Maximum number of days until the data is deleted

80

The maximum number of days until the generated raw data file is deleted from the cloud storage. Therefore, the data must be processed before this date. The exact duration can be defined in the Data » Raw data menu.

2. Data columns

Table 2 explains the data columns of the categories format that are saved in the CSV file during the raw data export.

Table 2. Data columns of the format categories
Column name Full name Explanation

plenty_id

ID of the plentymarkets system

c_id

Category ID

c_parent_id

ID of the parent category This field is empty for level 1 categories.

c_level

Category level

c_type

Type of category
item = Categories of the type Item

c_name

Category name

c_updated_at

category updated at

Time stamp of the last update
Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH:MI:SS TZ

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