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Installation of Grimport & Other Software

 

How to get Grimport


To run and program in Grimport, you must first download Grimport Crawler.
If you are on Linux or Mac, download the run.jar and double click it.
Once the download is complete, you can open the Grimport IDE "Grimport Script Editor" which will allow you to write your scripts and code.

 

Other software to install


To work with Grimport, you will need to use other software. It is therefore essential to download them. You can follow the installation video tutorials to make it easier.

Notepad++: With Notepad++ you will be able to work with multiple files open in a single window, edit text and source code, compare two files, and many other features.

Fiddler Classic: The Fiddler tool will help you debug web applications by capturing network traffic between the Internet and your computer.

Dreamweaver (or BlueGriffon): You can use it to display the link between the graphic elements of a page and the HTML tags of the source code.

We also recommend to use Ditto clipboard manager: It is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves items placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time.

 

Practicing software


If you want to practice using Grimport with a CMS, here is a small software installation tutorial that will allow you to simulate the future examples in this documentation to practice. You will extract data from a local server and then insert them on your local store.
In this tutorial we will use Prestashop CMS but we could have used another one like WordPress, Magento or Shopify.

The first thing to do on Grimport is to interface a website.
In this tutorial we will create a virtual server to do some tests. That is to say, install Prestashop as if it were on a server. To do this, we will run our virtual server with XAMPP (you can use WampServer too).

Here are some steps of this tutorial:

  • Install XAMPP
  • Create a test folder in XAMPP to put Prestashop
  • Download the Prestashop ZIP file
  • Unzip Prestashop and put it in the test folder
  • Proceed to installation of Prestashop

Once the installation of Prestashop is finished, you will have to interface Prestashop with Grimport. For that we will install Intelligent Importer. Intelligent Importer is the module that allows the communication between Prestashop and Grimport: Grimport interfaces with Intelligent Importer which is interfaced with Prestashop.

 


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