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.
|1||Brake Pads||Ultimate Brake Pads||33567|
|5||compatibility||Year=2013|Make=Chevrolet|Model=Malibu|Trim=Eco Sedan 4-Door|Engine=2.4L 2384CC 145Cu. In. l4 ELECTRIC/GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated|
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 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, Trim, 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 separated by using the pipe character, e.g., Year=2013|Make=Chevrolet|Model=Malibu.
The minimum required fields for describing a compatibility is either Year, Make and Model or ePID.
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 and Model. Vehicles that do not exist for the specified years will not be included.
E.g. The compatibility Year=2000-2011|Make=Cadillac|Model=DTS will be expanded into the following compatibility list.
|2011||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
|2010||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
|2009||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
|2008||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
|2007||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
|2006||Cadillac||DTS||All Trims||All Engines|
The import will accept an eBay Product ID (ePID) value which will be matched against a single vehicle. E.g. The compatibility ePID=73956996 will produce the following compatibility list.
|2001||Suzuki||Grand Vitara||XL-7 Touring Sport Utility 4-Door||2.7L 2737CC V6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated|
Master Vehicle List
A complete list of the vehicles supported by eBay can be downloaded from the eBay site here.