Read in external plant catalog

Features

It is possible to import plant catalogs from the program run using a wizard. This currently affects the import of catalogs in DATAflor-XML format, in future also in other formats.

On the part DATAflor Provided catalogs (eg BRUNS, Austria, Fehrle) are always replaced by the current catalog to be imported during import, so that your data is always up to date (prices, articles ...) and your connection is guaranteed in all program parts. E.g. an Acer campestre taken over from the BRUNS catalog 2011/2012 into a LV is also jumped correctly after a current BRUNS catalog update when switching from the LV to the plant master data.

Import DFZ file

If you are one of DATAflor provided catalog in DATAflor-Format want to read in, then proceed as follows:

  1. Select the view Catalogues on the left side of the screen and mark the entry in the directory tree Retailers.
  2. Click in the menu .


    The import wizard, which asks for the data required for the import, opens.

  3. The file format DATAflor-Format (DFZ) is preset. Keep this setting (for from DATAflor created catalogs) or select plant catalog files in the Horticultural format or ASCII-Format (see following chapter).
  4. Choose yours Country in the selection box for countries (note: this information is only required if the catalog to be imported does not contain any country information).
  5. Confirm your entry with [Continue].

  6. Now select the import catalog file that was delivered to you. By clicking [Choose source] open the Windows file selection dialog.
  7. There you select the catalog file sent to you (eg from CD or hard drive, if not sent via CD) and transfer the file path to the wizard by clicking on [To open].

    The catalog file has the file extension DFZ as Bruns20152016.dfz for the catalog Bruns 2015/2016.

  8. Confirm your file selection with [Continue]. After checking the access to the selected file, the wizard switches to the following step.
  9. By clicking [Begin] start the import process.

    Depending on the data volume (catalog size) and computer speed, this process can take different lengths of time (0,5 to approx. 2 hours).

  10. After the import has finished, exit the import program by clicking on [Finished].
  11. Back on the knot Retailers the plant master data press F5 for Update Your ad.

The new catalog or the updated catalog data is now immediately available for access in the program.

The imported catalog data includes the plant designation with the nursery's trade name and colloquial names as well as the qualities and prices available at the nursery.

The import program compares the names with the existing names. Where matches are found, a Link to DATAflor-Plant stem educated. You can recognize this by the symbol:

with shortcut
without link

The link gives you the entire plant plus for this plant DATAflor-Plant database available (images, texts, attributes, scientific designation and care instructions). If you access the plant qualities of a nursery when creating a course, it is possible to print a list of plant pictures, for example.


Import text file

Analogous to the import of catalogs in DATAflorFormat, you can save plant catalog files in Horticultural format or ASCII-Format import.

  1. Select the view Catalogues on the left side of the screen and mark the entry in the directory tree Retailers.
  2. Click in the menu .


    The import wizard, which asks for the data required for the import, opens.

  3. Select by clicking on the to be imported file format and then the country.
  4. Confirm the setting with [Continue].
  5. In the window that opens, specify the file to be imported. By clicking [Open source] open the file selection dialog. With [Continue] takes you to the next screen.
  6. The following window opens when importing ASCIIFiles (rather for files in horticulture format).
    Here you define the character that is used as a separator in your file. You can also specify whether the file contains a heading line.
  7. To define which values ​​are contained in the individual columns of your file, click on the column header and double-click on an assignment in the selection window that opens.

    About the button [Delete assignment] the assignment can be canceled again.
  8. At the end of your assignments, you can save your settings in a file: [Save settings].

    About [Open settings] you can then read in further data in exactly the format you have defined.
  9. [Shut down] The window when you have made your definitions.
  10. In the next step you can choose whether you want to update an existing catalog or import a new catalog.

    Optionally, you can indicate whether your Prices with a factor (e.g. deducting the VAT included) should be converted. click on [Continue].
  11. Start the import process by clicking [Begin].

  12. When done, close the import window and refresh your catalog view by pressing F5.

The imported plants are now completely available in the program.

Does your data contain the BDB dealer number? Then you can at ASCII-Import advanced DATAflor Information (texts, images, etc.) on imported plants are displayed when you have assigned the BDB plant number.

Further steps