Does Catalog Loader Support Image URLs With FTP Protocol?

(Doc ID 1502543.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle iProcurement - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using the Catalog Loader (Bulkload) process to upload catalog data, the image URLs are using FTP protocol.


The catalog upload process completes normally; however, the image is not displaying, as the $OA_MEDIA path is appending to the front of the URL.
(Using the example above, the image URL will read as

In the Oracle® iProcurement Implementation Guide, Release 11i (Part No. A85361-05), Pages 4-40 and 4-41 specify the following, and does not state whether or not FTP URL can or cannot be used:
Specifying Image URLs

To specify the URL of the image that resides on the Internet:
1. Obtain the full path of the image .
2. Use the PICTURE field in an XML upload file (or the Image field in a text bulk load file) to specify an image URL for the Item Details page. Use the THUMBNAIL_IMAGE field in an XML upload file (or the Thumbnail Image field in a text upload file) to specify a thumbnail image URL for the search results and comparison pages. See Appendix A and Appendix B for instructions on preparing and uploading files. You can use the same image for both the image and thumbnail image, or create separately sized versions. See the instructions for creating thumbnail images for items.
3. Load your catalog file.

The issue does not occur when using a URL value with HTTP or HTTPS instead of FTP.

Is "ftp://" a supported protocol to use for the image URL?


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