Ingest content automatically via Cloud Authoring

Author: Dana-Maria ROBU
Publishing date: 09/10/2018
Version history: 2.0

You can add content automatically on Cloud Connect via Cloud Authoring platform.

There are two options to reference content from Cloud Authoring to Cloud Connect:

  • you create manually an issue on Cloud Authoring and it will be automatically assigned to its Title, in Cloud Connect.
  • you import more issues via the Excel file in Cloud Authoring and they will be automatically assigned to their Title, in Cloud Connect.

After creating an Automation, you can add Issues to it.

There are two ways to add Issues:

  • Create an issue.
  • Import issues via Excel or CSV files.
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Click to create an Issue manually.
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Click to import Issues via the Excel file in batch process.

Create an Issue

This allows you to reference manually each Issue of the Title/Automation.

In the detailed view of the Automation, fill in the mandatory fields necessary to create the Issue. They are marked with an asterisk.

  1. Click on the +Create an Issue button to start creating the Issue.
  2. Fill in the fields in the General tab.
  3. Click on the Next button or Release date tab to continue with the Issue creation.
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Fill in mandatory fields in the General Info tab.
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Type the Issue name.
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Click the Next button to set the Release date.

4. Fill in the Issue Release Date, which is mandatory. If the case, fill in the Issue Availability end date.

5. Click on the Next button or Batch Process tab to continue with Issue creation.

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Fill in the mandatory fields in the Release date tab.
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Set the release date for the Issue.
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Click the Next button to continue.

6. Fill in the fields in the Batch Processing tab:

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  • File Names: mandatory. This is the same name as the one on the FTP.
  • Deposit Date: mandatory. This is the date when you deposit the source file(s) on the FTP.
  • Preview Pages Index: mandatory. It will display the pages according to the numerals you declared.

Example: If you choose to display pages 2,3,4, you will display the 2nd, the 3rd, and the 4th page, cover counted of the issue and not the pages numbered with the same numerals.

  • Cover Page Index: mandatory. It will display the cover according to the numeral you declared.
  • File Names: mandatory. Reference the file source with the exact name and its extension.
A pop-up will confirm the creation of your Issue. It will appear in the Automation list.

According to the:

  • Deposit date: the batch process will upload the content of the issue in the Automation.
  • Release date: the batch process will reference the Issue from the FTP on Cloud Connect.

Import Issues

This allows you to reference automatically Issues for the Title/Automation by filling in the Excel file.

  1. Click on the Import Issues button to start importing the issues for the Automation.
  2. Download the Excel or the CSV files to fill in the data about the Issues.
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Download the templates.

3. Fill in the information in the template. The following columns are mandatory to create entries for the batch process:

  • Issue number,
  • Publication Date,
  • File Delivery Date: the date when you deposit the files,
  • Filename(s),
  • Page Count,
  • Preview Pages.
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4. Drag and drop the Excel/CSV file on the popup window. Then click on the Import button to start the batch process.

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Excel file uploaded
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Click on the Import button.
A pop-up will confirm the import of the issue(s) declared in the Excel file. You can import more or close the pop-up.

The Issues get in a waiting thread and will be uploaded according to this thread. You can see the uploading process within the Automation.

Once you created the project, you can edit it, by adding enrichments to the content, then build it and export it.

You can also build and export the project without any changes to the content.

If you created the project manually, you can export it in the formats you want, as described in Publish your document section: in a mobile application, Publish an ePub, Distribute a WebReader.

If you created the project automatically, the issues are uploaded in the Automation and will appear in the Cloud Connect account, assigned to the corresponding Titles.

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