Prepare Retail Edge POS Import File in Excel
Posted on 2011-02-24
I need to create an import file for a POS system (RetailEdge) in order to import all inventory items to the POS software. I have all inventory items in an Excel spreadsheet, all the required information is separated by columns and in (1) line for example:
Inv_Sku, Inv_Desc, Inv_ItemID, Loc_settings_LocID,.........
But the problem is that the format required by Retail Edge to import inventory items is the following:
1001,"Sony TV 32"" TEST ITEM",843712,MainStore,0,ELECTRONICS,VENDOR,~~Unassigned~~,2.99,0.00,,,Stock,12121212121565212,,,,,,,,,~~Unassigned~~,,,,,,False,,0,True,5.99,5.99,5.99,5.99,5.99,5.99,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,</REDI_Invent>
NOTE: The bold letters mean the information from (1) record or inventory item, the other words are the heading or field names.
The example above is only the information of (1) item, imagine if I have to import 2,000 inventory items. I know that should exist a way to extract the information that I have on the table and convert it to this format. I need a simple example of how to do it in Excel, Access or Visual Basic in order for me to get an idea.
If you have any questions please just let me know.
Thanks in advance for any comments.