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#1 02-05-2021 06:52:50

Graham
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Problems with Pound sign in googlebase.xml feed

I've downloaded the Google Shopping Feed Xmod and installed it, but when I tried uploading the googlebase.xml file to the shopping feed, it said there was an error.

It seems it's because I was using the HTML £ sign rather than £ for the GBP pound sign which XML accepts.

I know the Xmod runs as a Cron job every night, but is there a way I can trigger this to force it to run sooner so I don't have to wait until tomorrow to check the feed?

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#2 02-05-2021 08:34:48

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Re: Problems with Pound sign in googlebase.xml feed

Assuming you corrected the error (view the XML file, find the offer the error was associated with, fix name/description to correct error), then you can force cron to run by:

(1) Access System / Database / Raw DB Admin and navigate to the Submit Raw SQL Statement function.  Submit this statement:

UPDATE core_settings SET value=1 WHERE id LIKE '%.cron_%_last'

(2) Access your homepage, which will trigger all cron jobs to run.


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#3 02-09-2021 12:00:50

Graham
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Re: Problems with Pound sign in googlebase.xml feed

I seem to have got this fixed now by changing the symbol for the Pound sign to & # 163 ; (I have to put the spaces in, otherwise the forum software changes the code to a symbol!)

Thinking about the cron job part, I have a vague recollection of you mentioning (possibly in v8) that there was going to be a "Run cron jobs now" button rather than having to go into Raw DB Admin and submit an SQL statement.

Did that not get implemented?

Last edited by Graham (02-09-2021 12:02:17)

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#4 02-10-2021 09:57:07

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Re: Problems with Pound sign in googlebase.xml feed

No, that was not implemented. In K9 cron became processing intensive if you added XMODs on like Amazon, eBay, etc. so we implemented server-triggered cron instead and recommend that for sites using channel XMODs and large sites producing big sitemaps.


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