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Importing Parts Compatibilities for Australia Motors

By using the 'Bulk Import' feature you can quickly create compatibility lists for new or existing profiles, cutting down the time it takes in listing to eBay. Importing of multiple compatibilities is done through two special 'relationship' fields in your import file. An example import is shown below.

profile_name relationship relationship_details title primary_ebay_category
1 Brake Pads Ultimate Brake Pads 33567
2 compatibility Year=2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback
3 Alloy Wheels
4 compatibility Year=2000-2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback
5 compatibility Year=2012|Make=BMW|Model=Series M|Variant=E82 (2011 - 2012) RWD Coupe|Submodel=--|Engine=2979cc 250KW (Petrol)
6 compatibility ePID=57694216

This example shows the importing of two profiles. The first profile is assoicated with one compatibility while the second is associated with three compatibilities using a variety of formats. Profiles and their compatibility lists follow a hierarchical relationship. What this means is that profile information is entered on one row with compatibilities appearing on subsequent rows beneath. Rows for profiles leave the fields relationship and relationship_details empty while compatibility rows specify the value compatibility in the relationship field and use the relationship_details field for the vehicle information.

Specifying vehicle information

The relationship_details field allows you to define values for Year, Make, Model, Variant, Submodel, Engine, Notes and ePID. Information is entered by using a field and value pair separated by the equals sign, i.e., <field>=<value>. Multiple pairs are seperated by using the pipe character, e.g., Year=2012|Make=BMW|Model=Series M|Variant=F07 [2009-2012] Hatchback.

The minimum required fields for describing a compatibility is either Year, Make, Model and Variant or ePID.

  • Year=2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback
  • ePID=57694216

The year field can be a single year or a date range when using the dash character.

Year=2011
A single year.
Year=2000-2011
All years from 2000 to 2011 inclusive.

The system will match multiple vehicles for the required fields Year, Make, Model and Variant. Vehicles that do not exist for the specified years will not be included.
E.g. The compatibility Year=2000-2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback will be expanded into the following compatibility list.

Year Make Model Variant Submodel Engine
2003 Ford Ka TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback -- 1299cc 44KW (Petrol)
2002 Ford Ka TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback -- 1299cc 44KW (Petrol)
2001 Ford Ka TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback -- 1299cc 44KW (Petrol)
2000 Ford Ka TA,TB (1999 - 2003) FWD Hatchback -- 1299cc 44KW (Petrol)

The import will accept an eBay Product ID (ePID) value which will be matched against a single vehicle. E.g. The compatibility ePID=57694216 will be produce the following compatibility list.

Year Make Model Variant Submodel Engine
2005 Daewoo Lanos KLAT (1997 - 2012) FWD Hatchback 16V 1598cc 78KW (Petrol)

Master Vehicle List

A complete list of the vehicles supported by eBay can be downloaded from the eBay site here.

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