Data Import: Files

Last edit:  Mar 05, 2019

Contributors:  diana-lakatos piotrze

This topic describes importing files: images and attachments.

Models and Users can store images and attachments in properties. To import them you need to have the proper data model in *.yml files. Here is an example model with images and attachments:

name: car
- name: color
  type: string
- name: car_document
  type: file
- name: car_photo
  type: image

Uploading files with CLI

To import files with marketplace-kit, prepare a JSON file with paths to existing files. You need to have those files on your disk. Read more about the required structure in our reference docs. Here is an example JSON file that assumes you have files in the import_files/ directory:

  "models": [
      "id": "id",
      "type_name": "car"
      "user_id": null,
      "properties": {
        "color": "red"
      "attachments": [
          "url": "import_files/offer.pdf",
          "name": "car_document"
      "images": [
        "url": "import_files/car.png",
        "name": "car_photo"

During the import, marketplace-kit will upload the files to our storage and match them with corresponding records.


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