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You can send us catalogue updates (catalogue files, photos, etc.) exclusively via FTP.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard protocol for the transferring of files. Transfers via FTP are easy and supported by a range of free programmes.

FTP server access data

Server

FTP-Server ftp.mercateo.com
FTP-Server-Port 21
FTP-Login This information will be provided to you by the Mercateo catalogue management.
FTP-Passwort This information will be provided to you by the Mercateo catalogue management.

Personal access data

You will receive the access data for the Mercateo FTP server from the Mercateo catalogue management as part of your registration at Mercateo. If you have not received any access data, please contact katalog@mercateo.com.


Data transfer

An FTP client is required for the data transfer via FTP.

Mercateo recommends using FileZilla. Filezilla is a free programme. A brief guide is available under FTP quick intro.

Subsequent to the successful installation, please enter the following information in the Quickconnect toolbar:

ftp_filezilla_quickconnect

Address: ftp.mercateo.com
Port: 21
User: This information will be provided to you by the Mercateo catalogue management.
Password: This information will be provided to you by the Mercateo catalogue management.

You create the connection by clicking on “Quickconnect”.


Data transfer information

A catalogue generally contains differing files:

  • Catalogues (BMEcat)
  • Images
  • Datasheets

You have to initially prepare these files in full (if available). For every additional update it is only necessary to transfer the files that have changed. All other files will be automatically adopted from the previous update.

So that Mercateo is able to assign your files correctly it is important for you to copy them in the suitable subdirectories upon their transfer:

Catalogues(BMEcat): ./CatalogID/catalog
Images: ./images
Datasheets(PDF): ./pdf

This structure can differ in individual cases. If you have any questions, please contact: katalog@mercateo.com

Should there be any problems with the character encoding during the data transfer please select “binary” for transfer method.