Step 1: Add a new Leen Bakker connection in Channable
The Leen Bakker API uses the Mirakl platform, which means you will need a Mirakl account to start sending your product listings to Leen Bakker.
When you have a Mirakl Leen Bakker account, go to "[Your company] settings menu (in the top right corner) > Connections > Add connection". Click on "+ Add a new connection" and you will see a screen, where you can select Leen Bakker. Fill in the label for your connection, for example: Leen Bakker. And then click on ''Connect with Leen Bakker''. You will be redirected to the environment where you can login with your Mirakl-credentials. After logging in, you will be redirected back to Channable where the connection will be available.
Step 2: Add a new Leen Bakker API in Channable
Now go to the API's overview, in your project. And click on add new API, select the Leen Bakker connection you just made and give your new API a name.
Select the field you want to use for Unique ID per item (we recommend the 'id' field) and the Country you want to sell. . You can also add a master rule group here if you want. Click on "Continue" to finish creating the new Leen Bakker API.
Step 3: Create your product listings in Channable
Once you have created the Leen Bakker API you can setup your product data by following the steps of the API.
For your product data to be created your products need a category. Add categories to your products by using the generate categories feature or create new categories from scratch.
Create different rules to optimize your product data. Take a look at our common rules support article for some examples.
Here you can find our preset template for the product listings. All you have to do is to fill it out by clicking on the field itself and selecting what you would like to go in there. For example, the field 'Title' should display the title of your product and so on. When you have finished setting up the product listings, just click 'save' at the bottom of the screen.
Tip! Notice the question mark behind every field, if you hover over the question mark you will see the description of the field and suggestions for possible values.
Almost done! Next up is filling in the fields in the Attributes step. Select the category you want to optimize first. An example of what should be in front of you now can be seen in the screenshot below. A more detailed explanation of what to do in the Attributes step can be found in our Attributes support article.
Step 4: Send your products to Leen Bakker
Almost there, your product listings are ready to be sent. If you have not activated your project go to Setup > Project settings on the left-hand side of the screen and click 'activate project'. After, go back to the APIs overview and go to "Your Leen Bakker API Name" > Settings where you activate the API by selecting "Activate API". After you have completed this step navigate back to the APIs overview and select the blue "Run now" button to sent your product listings to Leen Bakker.
Step 5: Check your product listings for errors
After you have sent you product listings to Leen Bakker, go to the Results tab of your Leen Bakker API. Click filter on 'error'. Now you can see which product listings have errors and are not placed. Click on a specific error to see more information on what is causing the error. If you have solved some errors by changing the settings or product information, re-run the Leen Bakker API to see the new results.