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Catalog Upload - Replacement Parts

Details for the upload of replacement part data include an explanation of the use of the attribute type and a sample template.

Overview

Replacement Parts are uploaded using the Additional Attributes file with the attribute type of either replacement part or diagram. The columns of the file are used in slightly different ways from what is customary for Additional Attributes

See Topics: 
Replacement Parts in Catalog Files - Detailed Description
Catalog Upload - Additional Attributes 

Replacement Parts Upload Template 

The Additional Attributes Upload Template is also used for Replacement Parts.

AdditionalAttributesReplacementParts9.1.csv

Delta Uploads 

For each SKU in an Additional Attributes delta upload file the following behavior is the result of the import:

  • If the SKU does exist in the system the additional attribute data is replaced or added by the value(s) in the file
  • If the SKU does not exist in the system or is empty a warning is generated and the SKU is not updated.

Note: In general, for an existing product, existing attribute values are replaced by new attribute values of the same type. 

Acceptable Attribute Types for Replacement Parts

attribute_type  Description
diagram Image for the Replacement Part Product
replacement_part Child SKUs for the Replacement Part Product

Catalog Upload - Replacement Parts

Attribute Type = replacement_part

Column Name Description Required Max Length Sample Value
part_number ('sku' is also supported) This is the Suppliers Part Number for the Parent Product that has Replacement Parts available.

Use the part number that your customer would search for.
Yes 40 1010
attribute_type This is the Type of attribute being uploaded.

Must be 'replacement_part' for Child SKU Import.
Yes  N/A replacement_part
attribute_name This is the sequential order for the Child Replacement Part Yes N/A 1
attribute_value This is the Supplier Part Number for the child SKU in the Replacement Part Product. Yes N/A 1010A
position Determines the sequence of display for the item 
If no value or incorrect value, default is 0
No N/A 1

Attribute Type = diagram

Column Name Description Required Max Length Sample Value
part_number This is the Suppliers Part Number for the Parent Product that has Replacement Parts available.

Use the part number that your customer would search for.
Yes 40 1010
attribute_type This is the Type of attribute being uploaded. 

Must be 'diagram' for Image Import.
Yes  N/A diagram
attribute_name This is the name of the Image. Yes N/A Parts Diagram
attribute_value This is the URL for the Image. Yes N/A  

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