The first step that a manufacturer has to take in order to show his products in the Online Catalog is to upload the product catalog files (.knxprod) on the Online Catalog server. This can be done by clicking on the 'Upload Catalog' section.
By doing so, the upload page appears.
On this page, the manufacturer can add the files to be uploaded on the server. There are two ways to do so. The first one is to 'drag & drop' the desired file(s) and the second one is to click and get the 'classic uploader' in order to attach the files. Once the files are added, they are placed in the queue for uploading.
In order to proceed with the upload, the manufacturer has to click the 'Start upload' button. By doing so, the uploading is started and the files are transferred to the Online Catalog server.
When 'Step 1' is completed, the system proceeds to 'Step 2' where the uploaded product catalog files are verified by the Online Catalog server.
When the file verification is completed, the system requests from the manufacturer to confirm or cancel the upload. However, in order a manufacturer to check what is going to happen in his Online Catalog repository, the system provides the so-called 'dry-run results'. The manufacturer can then consult them and decide whether he wants to proceed with the finalisation of the uploading (by clicking the 'Confirm' button), or to cancel it (by clicking the 'Cancel' button).
If the manufacturer presses the 'Confirm' button, then all the new or updated products are uploaded to the Online Catalog server.
On the contrary, if the manufacturer presses the 'Cancel' button, nothing is changed in his Online Catalog products.