Bulk Import: Modifying Offers in Voluum

Bulk import is based on the mechanism of updating many entities at once using the CSV table format. Voluum enables you to modify the existing offers in bulk what speeds up the process of updating your data efficiently.  


I.  Export Offers from Voluum


To be able to modify the existing offers, you need to download them from Voluum to your local machine.   



  
    
                     



To export offers from Voluum, perform the following steps:

1. Sign in to Voluum.

2. Go to Offers. The Offers view will show up.

3. Click the Bulk actions > Export all offers drop-down button. The confirmation pop-up window will show up.

4. Click the Ok button to confirm that you want to export all offers from Voluum. 

5. Save the CSV file with the exported offers locally on your machine.

6. If the CSV file contains more than 250 offers, you need to split it into smaller files where each of them can contain maximum 250 rows with offers and one row (the first one) with a description.  


Voluum Note

 Keep in mind that you should always save a copy of the originally exported CSV file locally, in case you would like to reverse changes after applying them to Voluum. The Voluum platform offers a bulk import for new or edited offers. There is no automated way of canceling the updates, so you would not be able to do this without the copy of the original CSV file. 



 






















II. Update the Offers Locally


Once you have got the CSV file with the 250 exported offers, you can update the offer's properties. While modifying the offers, you need to remember to keep the Voluum's data structure in the file. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to upload the CSV file to Voluum.


 
  
    
                     

1. Open the downloaded Voluum template with a CSV editor that works best for you.

2. Modify entries for the exported offers following basic rules listed below:

2a. One offer is represented on a separate row in the CSV file.

2b. In the file, each row must end with a line break and each column must be separated with a semicolon.

2c. Offer's properties are added according to a certain pattern delivered within the Voluum template.


Before you start editing the CSV file, read more about the way how the Voluum's data should be stored:

Bulk Import: A CSV Template with Edited Offers

Each row in the CSV file might contain the listed pieces of information for one offer. Note that only certain pieces of information are required and they are associated with the required fields in the offer's form in Voluum. Other properties might remain blank. 

Offer ID
:
{offer_ID_specific_for_Voluum} ; # Property required; the offer ID is automatically available in the downloaded file

Offer's name: {your_unique_custom_name} ; # Property required 

Offer's URL: {your_offer_URL} ;  # Property required 

Country: {two-letter_country_code} ;
# Property optional; if blank, the Global value is set 

Affiliate network
: {affiliate_network_ID_specific_for_Voluum} ;
 
# Property optional; if applied the affiliate network entity must exist in Voluum before uploading the CSV file

Payout
: {payout_value} ;
# Property optional; if blank, the Auto value is set

Tags
: {tags_separated_by_spaces} ;
# Property optional

Conversion cap enabled: {blank/true/false} ;
# If blank, all below properties should be left blank; conversion cap will be turned off
# If true, all below properties are required and conversion cap will be enabled
# If false, all below properties are required, but conversion cap will be disabled


Daily cap: {daily_limit_of_conversions} ;

Time zone: {time-zone_code_acceptable_by_Voluum} ;

Redirect offer: {your_redirect_offer_ID} ; 



3. Save the CSV files with all new offers locally on your machine. 
The file must be properly formatted and saved using UTF-8 character encoding.


   

 















 



















III. Import the Updated CSV File to Voluum


When you have finished updating the offers in the CSV file, you only need to upload the file to the Voluum platform.
 
  
    
                      

To update the modified offers, go to the Voluum platform and upload the file:  

1. Sign in to Voluum.

2. Go to Offers. The Offers view will show up.

3. Click the Bulk actions > Import edited offers drop-down button. The Import edited offers form will show up.

4. Click the Start importing button in the form (bottom right screen). The file upload screen will show up.


Voluum Tip: You need to follow a data pattern implemented in the Voluum platform to be able to upload many offers at once. It is highly recommended to always use the CSV template while importing offers in bulk.  


5. Select the prepared CSV file and upload it to Voluum.

6. Wait until the CSV file will upload to Voluum. If any data is provided inaccurately, a list of errors will get displayed in the bulk import form. Moreover, you will also find tips how to correct rows with the offers in the file to make it work properly.



7. Once the CSV file is uploaded to the Voluum platform, click the Import button (bottom right screen). You should see the message that the process of importing offers in bulk has finished successfully. All offers should be updated in Voluum. You might notice applied changes in the Offers view.

8. Click the Close button in the Import edited offers form. You have successfully updated the offers in the Voluum platform.  

    

 
















































Frequently Asked Questions:


Have more questions about the bulk import of edited offers? You might find the answer below:

  • What to do if I have more than 250 offers to be updated?

If you need to modify more than 250 offers to the Voluum platform, you first need to download the CSV file with all offers, then split it to the CSV files with a set of 250 offers per file, and next, update the offers. Once the offers are modified and saved in all the CSV files, you need to update the CSV files one by one to the Voluum platform.

  • Is there any maximum size of the CSV file that can be uploaded?
Yes, you can upload the file with a maximum size up to 5 MB.
  • Can I remove offers that I have updated in bulk?
No, you cannot remove them. In general, you cannot remove entities in Voluum. If you do not need to use the offers, you can always archive them.







 



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