Description: The topic of the article centers on ups login. This article mainly shows you how to login to UPS using their my ups.com username and password, how to navigate over to quantum view data and how to manually download their quantum view data files.
My name is Dan Horner, I put together this short passage to show someone how to log in to UPS using their my ups.com username and password, how to navigate over to quantum view data and how to manually download their quantum view data files.
I also want to show a link that will lead you to two different ways that you could automate grabbing these quantum of your data files, at the top login UPS uses a two-step authentication, everything is case-sensitive, let’s get that keyed in.
We’ll choose next, next is our password, it is also case-sensitive, let’s login, this user has a default, that’s fine, I want you to see that sometimes there are default settings, but how do we find quantum view data files? For this user it has a default of campus ship.
We’re going to look at a tab for resources, you could be looking at a different screen, the tab might say tracking, that would get you to where you want to go as well, but I click on resources and scroll down here, quantum view data is exactly what we’re after for this passage.
I’m going to left click that, that’s going to take me to a new screen which is in fact get quantum view data files, this tutorial is for people who already have a subscription enabled for quantum view data, I’ll tell you how to modify your subscription.
When you have an existing subscription, this is a screen that can allow you to write, download any files that are available for you to use within your own systems, this drop down list box is going to let me select the kind of download that I want.
I want outbound, this is all the shipping data that originated for this client, then it is out moving in the ups network, their two radio buttons are three unread files in red, unread files mean they’ve never been downloaded before, I’ve been trying to help out with this particular customer a bit, I’ve been downloading files all day.
If I choose unread, I’m not going to get anything, for this example I’m going to choose download all available files whether or not they’ve been downloaded before, for you when you have something like this in production, you could choose unread files whatever date range you have.
I’m going to leave it at the last seven days, here is also a little tip, this could be several files, ups quantum view data could be throwing files out to this website every hour, what if there are 50 files behind the scenes? Do I have to download 50 separate files?
That’s not true, what will happen on this one download event, when I click this button, is that I’m going to get one file that concatenates every file that’s available for download,behind the scenes look I’m going to click on this link show individual files.
You can get a feel for how many files I’m pulling in, I’ll scroll down the page, you can see that for my little example of all files, there are 37 files, but because I’m going to do this one download event, I’ll have all 37 rolled into one file.
I’m going to hide these individual files to clean up my screen, I’m going to choose download, when I choose download, it’s going to go out to UPS, it’s going to grab those files, outbound files, all files, I happen to be using Internet Explorer, you may have yours configured differently.
But for my implementation down here at the bottom, I’m getting prompted to save it, but let me point out that this is a CSV file, that’s a selection that can be made in the subscription, I will also show how it is if you want a txt file for a flat file, a comma separated value file like I have here or an XML file that has XML tag pairs describing the data.
But for now I’m going to save this file, let me open it, this is a CSV file, in my registry Excel it is set up to open all CSV files for you, you could open it in an OpenOffice calc, you could also open it in WordPad or notepad and take a look.
Inside here is a header and all the information relative to this file, I’ve got it, I have local use of this file, I’m going to close that, I’m not going to save it, a person could come to this screen three times a day and manually download files.
If that is your choice, this will work, this is a way to get these quantum View data files, when I originally started, the default login went to campus ship, some people’s default logins come to a screen that looks more like this, you can see all the different tabs across the top.
You will notice the tracking tab, when I hover on the tracking tab, look what happens, I come down quantum View data, the selection of that brings me to the page that I’m sitting on, that’s another way to get here in case your login is different.
What if I want to automate this? I’ve got two choices, on the right are some tips, simplify file downloading, I’m going to click on the link for learning more, I’ll let you read through this page, but let me give you the summary, this page is saying that you can automate the download of these files.
There’s an easy and quick way, it’s called auto load, there’s some area down here on how to download and use auto load, there’s another way that you’ll have far more control but you’ll have to do some programming to implement it, that’s the UPS developer kit file download for quantum view data, that’s a mouthful.
It’s an API that you can call to retrieve your quantum view data files, but it requires a little bit of integration on your part in order to interact or to call the API, let me show you how you get this information, first auto load it, that’s quick, here’s the link to download autoload.
I’m going to click that link, I’ll let you scroll through the license agreement, I’m going to choose accept, from this page you can download it, you can install it, you can configure it, I will give you a tip, when you configure autoload, it’s going to ask you for what’s called my UPS.com username and password.
That is the same username and password that you would have keyed into the UPS site because autoload is going to use that to log in as yourself and grab these files, here’s the one piece of fine print, autoload is wonderful, it’s available, you could be up and running within 5 minutes.
However, it’s only been built out as far as running on Windows 2000, there are a lot of businesses that still have Windows XP or Windows 2000, if you’re one of those, Auto load is going to be a very nice fit, you can download it here and be up and running in no time.
But what do you do if you want to have even more control or you want to use the UPS web developers API? I want to follow those links so you can see how it works, I’m going to go back on my browser, get passed up before the License Agreement, I’m back to that page we started on how to automate the file download.
This top section of course is autoload, we talked about that, but the bottom section is talking about a developer’s kit or a UPS API for grabbing these quantum view data files, I want to show you what it looks like, there’s a link here at the bottom that takes you to the UPS e-commerce site that allows you to get a developer’s key.
This site can be a little bit overwhelming when someone first logs in, but I want to show you a couple of tips, I already came over here and logged in, it’s prompting me to log out, I’m already in the system, I don’t have to register with UPS, I’ve already done that.
That’s how I was able to have a username, I don’t have to log in on this page because I’ve already logged in, to get started I can select an API, I’m scrolling down this screen, UPS has all kinds of APIs, each one of these links will tell you about the API and let you download and have access to the software developer guide.
It tells you how to call our API whether it’s XML based or web service, the topic of this article is quantum view data, UPS quantum view data is in the visibility area, if I click quantum view, that’s going to lead me to the page for the UPS developer’s kit that directly allows someone to access the quantum view files.
This quantum view API allows you to access all of UPS’s quantum view suite so that you can grab for instance your quantum view data, you can do it by making xml calls to a server that we are listening for your requests on, so how in the world do you make the calls? What are the tag pairs? What kind of response? What’s the URL?
Let’s go to the bottom of the page, this zip file has the complete information on what to do to be able to implement the Web API or the web developers kit for quantum view, I’m going to download that, I’m going to put it on my desktop and make it available for our use.
Let’s open it, we have quantum view.zip, I’ll open common in general up, you can see it, but they’re logos in there for your use to be able to build out your site if you chose, let’s go back, under quantum view the folder, there’s a developer’s guide.
This PDF is your guide on how to implement and how to call our Web APIs, let’s get this size down, so we can see it, it is quantum View package xml developer’s guide, I’ll point you to a couple of things in the table of contents, you’re going to have general information on what this API does.
You’ll have information of required steps for integrating, you’ll get a planning section, you’re also going to get a discussion about licensing and how you use the UPS brand, then as you continue to come down you will have how to get technical support.
Because inevitably when you implement the UPS web developers kit for quantum view, there’s going to be a question that comes up, page 10 talks about how to get a hold of support personnel at UPS, that understands the API because your regular account managers on the street or some of your local technical personnel don’t work with this on a daily basis.
You’re going to need to gain access to people who do, page 10 talks all about how to get technical support, I’ll let you read through it but in short there’s a direct link to upload files and sample code, if you have trouble with the direct link, here’s a step by step of how to get to this area of the UPS.com website/
It talks about different layers of support whether it’s first or second level, I’ll let you read through page 10 and 11, they wrap it up about page 13, this is the developer’s guide which will help you implement, I’ll minimize that, we’ll get back up here.
Now you know how to log in, go to quantum view data, manually download the file and how to find the links for autoload, you also know how to find the link for the UPS developer’s kit quantum view, I’m going to show you one last time how to get back to the main download page.
Choose tracking, come down to quantum view data, I’ll left click that, we’re back into our manual download area, thank you for reading, I hope that this helps you out.