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Prevent importing duplicate listings
February 12, 2018
11:50 am
Adam
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Hello,

We’ve used AWPCP on a site of ours for several years and very much enjoy the flexibility it provides in working with ads. We actually manage our ads in a different system and then use the import feature to bring these into the site, but unfortunately the way we have this configured it is importing ads that already exist in the system. For example, on day 1 we import a file that has ads A, B and C. On day 2, let’s say that ad C has expired but we’ve added ad D, so the import file has ads A, B and D. Unfortunately, when we import the file on day 2, it’s creating ads A and B again, even though they already existed in the system.

Is there a way to prevent the creation of duplicate ads on import?

February 14, 2018
8:53 am
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Hi Adam,
 
Thank you for contacting us regarding this issue. 
 
At this time, the plugin doesn’t have a way to inlude an ID for those previous ads, so they will always create new ads if they are imported more than once. That’s something that the change to custom post types will address, and we hope to have that change made to the plugin this year.
 
Sorry I don’t have an easy solution here. If there’s something else I can help you with, please let me know. 
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