This job imports your product catalog at regular intervals that you can define.

A product catalog is a list of products with the associated data such as product SKU, product price and size. A product catalog can be used by Mapp's Whiteboard to execute various marketing campaigns.

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Automations > Automations > Time-based

Basic Settings


This input field defines the name of the automation. The name is used to identify the automation in the system. It appears on the ​Time-based Automations Overview​ window (see Time-Based Automations Overview (window) ​). The maximum length is 100 characters.


This input field defines a description of the automation. The description makes it easier to identify the automation in the system. This is helpful if many automations of the same type are created.


This input field defines the job. For a list of all available jobs, see All Available Time-Based Jobs​.

Define Job

System NameThis drop-down list defines your Mapp Engage system. If you have more than one domain, multiple domains appear in the drop-down list.

This drop-down list defines the character encoding of the source file. The   symbol opens a window. In the window, it is possible to search all encoding options in the system.

Source FileThis input field defines the file name of the product catalog file.
File Location

This input field defines the server where the product catalog file is located.

A connection can be established to a server address over FTP (FTP, PFTP (passive FTP), AFTP (active FTP), SFTP, FTPS), SCP, HTTP (HTTP, HTTPS), and SOAP.
This address has the following format: protocol://user:password@host.port/url-path.
The server account credentials can be encrypted with ​Credentials​ records. The user name, password, and complete user account are specified with placeholders for Credentials records. For more information, see Credential Store Options​.

Send reportThis area allows you to send an import report to Mapp Engage system users. You can send the report to up to 10 system users.
Backup File LocationThis input field defines the server where the product catalog backup file is located.



This button saves changes and opens the ​Schedule Time-based Automation​ window. Here the date and time of execution are defined (see Schedule Time-Based Automation (window)​).