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I am trying to prepare a XML file for uploading to Google Base (www.google.com/base) , but am not having much luck. Below is a snippet of the code I have been using. The error message I get is "Data feed upload failed. No items are live."

I cant find an example of a full working XML file that I know works on Google base to follow. So am unsure what I am doing wrong. Perhaps I should be using some header and footer commands or code that I have omitted? Perhaps I need to place the attributes in a particular order?

Can anyone suggest what I might do?

Very many thanks

<item>
<g:price>24.20</g:price> <g:currency>GBP</g:currency>
<link>http://www.myurl.com/mypage.php?myid=mynumber</link>
<g:id>MYNUMBER</g:id>
<title>My Title Here</title>
<g:image_link>http://www.myurl.com/course_image_2.jpg</g:image_link>
<description>My Description Here</description>
<g:payment_accepted>Visa</g:payment_accepted> 
<g:payment_accepted> MasterCard</g:payment_accepted> 
<g:payment_accepted> Discover</g:payment_accepted> 
<g:payment_accepted> Discover</g:payment_accepted> 
<g:payment_accepted> AmericanExpress</g:payment_accepted> 
<g:payment_notes> PayPal accepted</g:payment_notes>
</item>

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To find a working version, go to this page: http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=73932&hl=en
and do a 'Save As....' on one of their formats.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:g="http://base.google.com/ns/1.0">
 
	<title>The name of your data feed.</title>
	<link rel="self" href="http://www.example.com"/>
	<updated>2006-06-11T18:30:02Z</updated>
	<author>
		<name>The name of the author.</name>
	</author>
	<id>tag:example.com,2006-06-11:/support/products</id>
 
<entry>
<title>Red wool sweater</title>
<g:brand>Acme</g:brand>
<g:color>red</g:color>
<g:condition>new</g:condition>
<g:department>apparel</g:department>
<summary>Comfortable and soft, this sweater will keep you warm on those cold winter nights.</summary>
<g:expiration_date>2006-12-20</g:expiration_date>
<id>1</id>
<g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image1.jpg</g:image_link>
<link href="http://www.example.com/item1-info-page.html"/>
<g:made_in>US</g:made_in>
<g:material>wool</g:material>
<g:price>25</g:price>
<g:product_type>sweaters</g:product_type>
<g:size>large</g:size>
<g:style>casual</g:style>
</entry>
 
<entry> 
<title>Total Recall</title>
<g:actor>Arnold Schwarzenegger</g:actor>
<g:brand>Acme</g:brand>
<g:condition>used</g:condition>
<g:department>media</g:department>
<summary>Slightly used copy of Total Recall, the sci-fi classic, on DVD.</summary>
<g:director>Paul Verhoeven</g:director>
<g:expiration_date>2006-12-20</g:expiration_date>
<g:format>DVD</g:format>
<g:genre>Science Fiction</g:genre>
<id>2</id>
<g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image2.jpg</g:image_link>
<link href="http://www.example.com/item2-info-page.html"/>
<g:price>12</g:price>
<g:product_type>dvds</g:product_type>
<g:rating>R</g:rating>
<g:year>1990</g:year>
</entry>
 
<entry> 
<title>A Scanner Darkly</title>
<g:actor>Keanu Reeves</g:actor>
<g:brand>Acme</g:brand>
<g:condition>new</g:condition>
<g:department>media</g:department>
<summary>Exciting new movie featuring Keanu Reeves and directed by Richard Linklater.</summary>
<g:director>Richard Linklater</g:director>
<g:expiration_date>2006-12-20</g:expiration_date>
<g:format>DVD</g:format>
<g:genre>Drama</g:genre>
<id>3</id>
<g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image3.jpg</g:image_link>
<link href="http://www.example.com/item3-info-page.html"/>
<g:price>20</g:price>
<g:product_type>dvds</g:product_type>
<g:rating>R</g:rating>
<g:year>2006</g:year>
</entry>
 
<entry> 
<title>8" plush Care Bear</title>
<g:age_range>2-10</g:age_range>
<g:brand>Acme</g:brand>
<g:color>green</g:color>
<g:condition>new</g:condition>
<g:department>toys</g:department>
<summary>Small care bear, brand new, absolutely adorable!</summary>
<g:expiration_date>2006-12-20</g:expiration_date>
<id>4</id>
<g:image_link>http://www.example.com/image4.jpg</g:image_link>
<link href="http://www.example.com/item4-info-page.html"/>
<g:made_in>CN</g:made_in>
<g:price>6.99</g:price>
<g:product_type>stuffed animals</g:product_type>
</entry>
 
</feed>

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by:diarmuidod
ID: 31470702
Thank you. Great answer, got it working on the first attempt. Just changed  to  and played with the headings.

Thank you ever so much. I really do apreciate it.
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