The Import Service
The Content Engine has an import service that can be configured to automatically run a number of independent import tasks. For each defined task, the import service periodically checks a specified folder on the server for new files to import. If files are available, they are imported as specified in the task configuration file and archived in another folder.
How many different import tasks you define is up to you. You will need to create at least one task for each publication to which you want to import content, but you may find it useful to create more than one task per publication. You might, for example, need separate tasks for importing content from different sources.
You can set up the import service to generate reports containing information about the import tasks it performs. For more information about this, see Configuring an Import Reporter.
The import service runs all defined import tasks once a minute.