Importing Parts Compatibilities for UK Motors

Modified on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 11:40 AM

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.

This example shows the importing of two profiles. The first profile is associated 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 field's 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 separated 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.

    A single year.
    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. 

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

Master Vehicle List

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

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