How to update master catalog inside SAM
Once you've got the ISO for SAM itself, you'll find the Administration Manual in the docs folder. It's fairly detailed on the step-by-step instructions of installing and setting up the software, but specifically you're after section 3.2.2 on updating the Catalog:
The catalog is delivered as a *.zip archive.
Step 1 Please ensure that you have made a database backup.
Step 2 Log on with an account that has superuser authorization (e.g. admin).
Step 3 Make sure that the "Extract zip archive?" option is checked.
Step 4 Select menu item "Exchange > Data Exchange > Exchange directory" and upload the catalog
The 'in' directory should now contain several CSV files and two XML files. Please note that the
web server account also has write access to these files.
Step 5 Click on the import link from the "catalog_step1_data_sources.xml" entry and confirm it.
Wait for the Import completed message. This process should not take more than a few
Step 6 Click on the import link from the "catalog_step2_main.xml" entry and confirm it:
· The XML processor file performs a full import of all supplied CSV files in the defined order;
the import is restricted to the asp, asp_arp, asp_sap and ocs data sources, which means that
the product master data created locally are not overwritten. However, there may be name
conflicts with your product master data which may result in an incomplete catalog update.
· Wait for the Import completed message. This process can take several hours depending on
your system performance.
Step 7 Open the log file of your import and check for any errors.