XML : XML Feed for Merchants / Stores List

Wiki Documentation + list of parameters

This XML feed for merchants list is more like a merchant search engine because you are able to specify several search criteria and also control search result output.


http://www.datafeedfile.com/xml/xml_merlist.php?affid=...&dfftoken=...

This XML example demonstrate the XML data feed web services provided by DataFeedFile.com

Affiliate ID:    Merchant name keyword (optional):    

Request Variables

In order for you to get XML data feed, there are some request variables that you need to submit to Datafeedfile.com XML Web Services. Here is list of variable that you need to specify when requesting a XML data feeds.
VariableRequiredDescription
affidYAffiliate ID, is a unique identifier number for each DFF affiliate account
dfftokenYYour unique DFF Token. Generate this unique DFF Token string of characters from your Affiliate Control Panel > Settings > DFF Token.
keywordNSearch Keyword Phrase, is the keyword(s) you would like to perform the search against merchant name.
cat1numN1st Level Category Number, is the category number to filter and show only merchants from that particular category
flNfl stands for first letter. Specifying this parameter will filter the search result to only show merchants with the specified first letter (not case sensitive). Example: fl=A will output only merchant names staring with A, such as Apple.
retcatNretcat stands for return category array. Return category array with result or not? To enable set to 1. By default retcat is turned off. Example: retcat=1
retdealNretdeal stands for return deal array. Return deal array with result or not? To enable set to 1. By default retdeal is turned off. Example: retdeal=1
retflNretfl stands for return first letter array. Return first letter array with result or not? To enable set to 1. By default retfl is turned off. Example: retfl=1
limitNnumber of merchants to show per page (make sure you set this parameter first before setting page). if not specified will default to limit = 20.
offsetNjump to offset record #.... (make sure not to use this at the same time with page)
pageNjump to certain page number. If not specified will default to page 1.

XML Web Service Requirements

1. Please make sure your XML Access DFF Token is ACTIVE. To activate and generate token you must login and go to Settings > XML.

2. Generate dfftoken variable. You must go to Settings > XML to generate an XML Access DFF token and use this in the dfftoken variable.

3. Specify your AFFID in the query string. AFFID is your affiliate number assigned by DataFeedFile.com (your account number as an affiliate).





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