If you are building an online store or just need a place to record your inventory then chances are you will be in need of a Product Catalog. Now you could go out and buy any old cookie cutter Catalog tool on the market. However, before you do, you better make sure you understand what your Catalog requires. Otherwise, you may spend a lot of time and money on a tool that will not fit the bill. So, take a look at our second video and learn about the different ways you can store data into a Product Catalog.
Understand the ways to store data
This next lesson covers the different types of ways to store data for your Catalog. Unlike the introductory class this lesson gets a little more technical and hands on. But don’t fret. We will be covering these topics in detail and provide a variety of examples. These examples will show you how to store your data into the different types of data files. For instance, we will be covering fixed width, CSV, XML, JSON, XLS.
We will also be expanding our focus in this lesson and take the concepts we learned in “Product Catalog: An Overview on the Basics and Design” and walk through the basics of building a database for the Catalog. For example, we will cover the syntax necessary to build the database, tables, and relationships for our catalog.
This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes. These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses. The goals of each member vary, but this diversity makes for great discussions and ton of educational value every time we meet. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we enjoy creating it.