Hotel Info

How to add extra info to a hotel

Considerations

It is an incremental load, so bear in mind these considerations:

  • If a meal plan exists then it is updated.

  • If a meal plan does not exist then it is created.

  • Existing meal plans that are not referenced are not removed.

  • If an existing meal plan has to be removed from system then you have to contact with TravelgateX.

  • If there is any problem with a meal plan’s information then it is omitted (and logged) but the load continues.


Specifications

  • File name: Master_HotelInfo.csv or Master_Portfolio.csv

  • Each line represents a resource for a hotel.

  • The first line is a header line: it does not contain data directly and it will be skipped.

  • Inside a line, by default fields are separated using the character #. This character can’t be used inside data because fields would be gathered in a wrong way. There is an exception, the resource value can contain the character “#” and it all will be gathered correctly.

  • The data of the fields is not encapsulated by " or any other character: the information must be included directly.

  • Any blank line will be skipped.

  • The file and its data have to be encoded using UTF-8. Otherwise there can be stored strange characters.

  • If a field is mandatory then it has to be present in each line, even if it has no data: its used position cannot be omitted. If mandatory then we have to see if its data is mandatory or not.

  • If a field is not mandatory but we want to set it then all previous fields must be present: if any previous field is not mandatory and we don’t want to set a value we will have to include it with no value. We need it this way as it is used the field position to map it to the target data.

  • If a field’s data is not mandatory and we don’t want to set it then we just keep it empty: i.e. …||…

  • If a field’s data is mandatory then we have to set something (no value is not admitted).


Line fields

Position Mandatory Field Mandatory Data Type Description
0 Yes Yes string Hotel code
1 Yes Yes string Type of the hotel resource:
    * Img = Image* Prop = Property Type* Note = Additional Notes* Attr = Attribute* Sdesc = Short Description* Ldesc = Long Description
2 Yes - string Attribute code.

This field is only mandatory it the resource type is “Attr”.
3 Yes - string Attribute type.

This field is only mandatory it the resource type is “Attr”.
4 Yes Yes string Value of the resource


Example

HotelCode#ResourceType#Value
1001#Img###http://image.com/1
1001#Img###http://image.com/2
1001#Prop###Hostel
1001#Attr#3#General#FreeWifi
1001#Sdesc###Short description of the hotel.
1001#Ldesc###Long description of the hotel including more information.