Create a Data Update Strategy
What You’ll Learn
In this section, you will learn:
- What a Data Update Plan is
- How to create one for your organization
Putting Together an Update Plan
For each entity type you store in Yext, you should have a plan in place for how that data will get updated and at what frequency. As you learned in the last unit on Data Cleansing, some entity types require a significant amount of reviewing or cleaning before you’re ready to add into the system so make sure to reference that module before uploading your data.
For example, here’s a plan for how Yext updates some of our data in the platform:
We strongly encourage you to work with your team to put together a plan like this so you know where all of your data is sourced and how you can keep it up to date.
Example Data Update Plan for Turtlehead Tacos
Turtlehead Tacos is a new customer. They have decided to add Locations and Events into the platform. They are adding Events via the Bizzabo App Directory Integration. They don’t have the bandwidth to do an API integration or invest in an ETL with Yext at this time so they plan to upload their core restaurant information weekly. They’ll collect delivery hours from the restaurant managers using Knowledge Assistant because they don’t currently store that data anywhere centrally.
Here’s their data plan: