Syncing customer data with IPS
Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:17 AM
I have created and installed a task on this site that will perform this sync between this site and IPS. The IPS Marketplace provides resource authors with APIs to use to see who bought our files from there, as well as a form to add a purchase into their system. With a little bit of querying this site's sales data and comparing it to IPS, I can determine who needs sales added here or at IPS to make everything match up.
The one caveat to this system is that it relies on the email address you use here and at IPS to match, as that's the only way I can confirm you are the same member here and there. Everything is synced up right now based on the current emails you use on the two sites, but if you do use different emails here and there, it might help to make sure they are the same on both sites.
This task will run daily, so if you have purchased from either site, and have the same email address on both, within 24 hours your account on the other site should be updated to reflect that you have purchased the same file, and you'll then be able to download this on either site. This may come in handy should you let your support at IPS lapse, and thus lose access to the Marketplace to download files you might have purchased there.
If you have matching email addresses here and at IPS and you don't see your sales mirroring each other on the two sites, let me know.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:39 AM
We have a similar need, but for syncing one way, going out from our forum to an external db, for the friending function on here.
Do you use a cron function to accomplish your syncing?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:58 PM
I wrote an IP.Board Task Manager file to accomplish this. It just uses IP.Board to run, not a cron job.
Could I purchase this file so that I could use it or could you use it as a base to create a file for me, for a fee?
The other db files the users by a different numbering system so it would have to be synced via email addresses.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:23 AM
Thank you so much. I will see if I can sort it for our needs.
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