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How to use server cron method for WooCommerce import export

 A cron job is simply a scheduled task that runs regularly on your server. Import Export Suite for WooCommerce Plugin helps you to automate all your exports and imports via FTP profiles and schedules.

The two types of schedulers we use here are:

  1. WordPress Cron
  2. Server Cron

Server cron

When the volume of data to be processed necessitates triggering the URL every minute, use server cron scheduling. This option is most preferred:

  • to generate a unique URL that can be added to your system in order to trigger the events. 
  • if you have a separate system to trigger the scheduled events.

Server cron scheduling on export

Export Scheduling via server cron
  • File name : Specify a filename for the file you want to export.
  • Interval: Set the time interval for scheduling.
  • Start time: Schedule the time at which you want the automatic export to occur.

Click on Schedule Now. On saving, a Trigger URL will be generated.

Trigger URL generated on scheduling export

Server cron scheduling on import

Import Scheduling via server cron
  • Interval: Set the time interval for scheduling.
  • Start time: Schedule the time at which you want the automatic export to occur.

Click on Schedule Now. On saving, a Trigger URL will be generated.

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Trigger URL generated on scheduling import

One can view all the import/export scheduled operations under WebToffee import/Export (Pro)> Scheduled actions.

Know about more  Scheduled actions

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