In the case that you already have line plans created externally, Toolio makes it easy to import them directly into the Assortment Plan module. You can either copy and paste your data, or upload your line plan in .csv format directly.
Copy and Pasting your data
Select the Assortment Plan module and choose the Assortment you would like to import line plans to.
2. In your Assortment Plan, click on Views and select the Plan Import view.
3. Reference your existing line plan and make sure the columns in your line plan correspond with the attributes displayed in the Plan Import view. Please read more about customizing and configuring your Assortment Plan views here.
You can add new attributes by clicking on Plan Import > Select Attributes. Please note that in order to copy and paste directly from your existing line plan, the columns must align exactly with the Plan Import view. You can easily drag to reorder columns in Toolio.
Plan Import view:
4. Once your Plan Import view is configured properly, you can easily copy and paste data directly from your line plan into Toolio!
Please see a video walkthrough of this process below:
Importing your data with .csv
Alternatively, you can use the direct import feature to upload your line plan. Please note that all Assortment Plan imports require an external_id and launch_date column in your data.
Formatting your data
external_id is a unique identifier for the line you are importing. Because you may want to have the same product across multiple seasons and time ranges, it is important to have this field. A common implementation would be to use `product id + plan season` to generate external_id.
launch_date is what Toolio uses to attribute your imported data to the correct Assortment Plan by time range. Please make sure this is entered in MM/DD/YYYY format.
For the remainder of your data, please make sure all custom attribute fields are spelled and formatted in accordance to your configured attributes in Toolio (Settings>Attributes).
Finally, you will need to make sure your Core Attributes meet Toolio's Assortment Plan Item format. You can also read more about our Core Data Models in our Integration Guide. You can either edit the column headers of your import to adhere to Toolio's Core Attributes, or you can create a mapper, which is outlined here.
Importing Your Data
Once your data is formatted correctly, please navigate to Data & Imports under your profile.
By clicking on New Import > Assortment Plan Item, you can easily import your line plan in .csv format. If you have configured a Mapper, you will be prompted to make a selection prior to importing.
Toolio will automatically attribute your imported data to the appropriate Assortment Plans (with respect to time range and hierarchy). To see your imported data, please navigate to the Assortment Plan module and click the Create button.
From here, please make sure to select the correct template, relevant attributes and time frame (and press create).
Any data you have imported which meets an Assortment Plan's criteria will then be populated automatically.