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 Author: attilas View Messages Posted By attilas
 Posted: May 22, 2020 21:51
 Subject: XML upload
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attilas (87)

Location:  Canada, Alberta
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Feb 9, 2018 Contact Member Buyer
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I used to be able to upload (or at least cut/paste) an xml file to create a wanted
list for a MOC that I want to build.
That feature seems to be gone.
How do I populate the wanted list now?
Thanks
 Author: wildchicken13 View Messages Posted By wildchicken13
 Posted: May 22, 2020 22:01
 Subject: Re: XML upload
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wildchicken13 (589)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Aug 11, 2014 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Wild Chicken
In Problem, attilas writes:
  I used to be able to upload (or at least cut/paste) an xml file to create a wanted
list for a MOC that I want to build.
That feature seems to be gone.
How do I populate the wanted list now?
Thanks

On the upload page, click "Upload BrickLink XML Format" and copy and paste the
xml file into the text box that appears.
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: May 23, 2020 07:59
 Subject: Re: XML upload
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Teup (4499)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Problem, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Problem, attilas writes:
  I used to be able to upload (or at least cut/paste) an xml file to create a wanted
list for a MOC that I want to build.
That feature seems to be gone.
How do I populate the wanted list now?
Thanks

On the upload page, click "Upload BrickLink XML Format" and copy and paste the
xml file into the text box that appears.

I really think Bricklink needs in interface improvement here. I've read before
about someone missing it, I was missing it, and someone else I was making a list
for was missing it as well (we were both staring at the screen wondering what
to do). If you know it's there, you wouldn't see the problem, but based
on the fact that this somehow keeps happening, Bricklink really needs to improve
the interface a little... maybe it's the grey that's killing it?
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 23, 2020 08:28
 Subject: Re: XML upload
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SylvainLS (32)

Location:  France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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In Problem, Teup writes:
  […]
I really think Bricklink needs in interface improvement here. I've read before
about someone missing it, I was missing it, and someone else I was making a list
for was missing it as well (we were both staring at the screen wondering what
to do). If you know it's there, you wouldn't see the problem, but based
on the fact that this somehow keeps happening, Bricklink really needs to improve
the interface a little... maybe it's the grey that's killing it?

Yes, tabs like these one are difficult to recognize as tabs (like Wanted Lists
/ Wanted Items on the Buy page).
Flat design, crap design.

Besides, it’s not clear why the BL-WL-XML format is singled out this way: either
you got the WL as a file or you wrote the WL in some text editor, it’s in a file
or can as easily be in a file as in the clipboard.

I guess they didn’t want to touch this feature when they added the other formats.
It worked!
But I don’t get why the format wasn’t included in the new feature.

Strange decisions are made about UI and features.
(Like Studio being able to export a BOM in a file as a CSV. A CSV BL isn’t able
to read or upload….)
As if they didn’t look at real use-cases.
 Author: wildchicken13 View Messages Posted By wildchicken13
 Posted: May 23, 2020 16:31
 Subject: Re: XML upload
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wildchicken13 (589)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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In Problem, Teup writes:
  In Problem, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Problem, attilas writes:
  I used to be able to upload (or at least cut/paste) an xml file to create a wanted
list for a MOC that I want to build.
That feature seems to be gone.
How do I populate the wanted list now?
Thanks

On the upload page, click "Upload BrickLink XML Format" and copy and paste the
xml file into the text box that appears.

I really think Bricklink needs in interface improvement here. I've read before
about someone missing it, I was missing it, and someone else I was making a list
for was missing it as well (we were both staring at the screen wondering what
to do). If you know it's there, you wouldn't see the problem, but based
on the fact that this somehow keeps happening, Bricklink really needs to improve
the interface a little... maybe it's the grey that's killing it?

I agree. I sell moc instructions in my store that come with an xml parts list
and I got so many confused messages from buyers that did not know how to upload
an xml file to their wanted list that I put instructions in my store terms. To
make matters worse, on bricklink xp it is not possible to upload any file
to your wanted list as far as I am aware.