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Importing Parts Compatibilities for UK 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 57357
2   compatibility Year=2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=-- [2009-2012] Hatchback    
3 Alloy Wheels        
4   compatibility Year=2000-2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=-- [2009-2012] Hatchback    
5   compatibility Year=2012|Make=BMW|Model=5 Series GT|Variant=F07 [2009-2012] Hatchback|Bodystyle=Hatchback|Type=530d|Engine=2993ccm 211HP 155KW (Diesel)    
6   compatibility KType=12424    

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, Bodystyle, Type, Engine, Notes and KType. 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=5 Series GT|Variant=F07 [2009-2012] Hatchback.

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

  • Year=2011|Make=Ford|Model=Ka|Variant=-- [2009-2012] Hatchback
  • KType=12424

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|Variant=-- [2009-2012] Hatchback will be expanded into the following compatibility list.

Year Make Model Variant Bodystyle Type Engine
2011 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.3 TDCi 1248ccm 75HP 55KW (Diesel)
2011 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.2 1242ccm 69HP 51KW (Petrol)
2010 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.3 TDCi 1248ccm 75HP 55KW (Diesel)
2010 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.2 1242ccm 69HP 51KW (Petrol)
2009 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.3 TDCi 1248ccm 75HP 55KW (Diesel)
2009 Ford Ka -- [2009-2012] Hatchback Hatchback 1.2 1242ccm 69HP 51KW (Petrol)

The import will accept a KType value which will be matched against multiple vehicles. E.g. The compatibility KType=12424 will be produce the following compatibility list.

Year Make Model Variant Bodystyle Type Engine
1974 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1973 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1972 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1971 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1970 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1969 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1968 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1967 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1966 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (Petrol)
1965 AC 428 -- [1965-1974] Convertible 7.0 7003ccm 350HP 257KW (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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