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Manufacturers

This page describes the data fields and filters that are available when exporting manufacturer data with the catalogue tool. This page serves purely as a reference and it assumes that you already have a basic understanding of the catalogue tool.

Format type: Manufacturers

The format type described on this page is found in the menu Data » Catalogues. When creating a new catalogue, you’ll first select the standard format from the upper drop-down list. Then you can select the format type Manufacturers from the middle drop-down list.

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What’s a standard format?
  • Definition: A standard format is used to export specific data from your plentymarkets system. Afterwards, you can revise the data and import it again.

  • Example: Imagine you want to update the addresses and contact information for several manufacturers at once. You could export a CSV file with the manufacturer data saved in your system. Afterwards, you could revise the file and import it again.

  • Differentiation: Note that standard formats only export data from your system. They do not transmit this data to marketplaces.

1. Data fields

This chapter lists all of the manufacturer data fields that can be exported with the catalogue tool.

Field Explanation

Id

The manufacturer’s unique ID.

Name

The internal name of the manufacturer.

ExternalName

The external name of the manufacturer.

  • The external name is visible to customers in the plentyShop. It is also relevant for the search function in the plentyShop.

  • When you transfer your item data to marketplaces, this external manufacturer name will be transmitted. If there is no external manufacturer name, then the internal name will be used instead.

Logo

The URL that leads to the manufacturer’s logo. The URL can have up to 2,000 characters.

Url

The URL that leads to the manufacturer’s homepage. The URL can have up to 2,000 characters.

Street

The manufacturer’s street name.

HouseNo

The manufacturer’s house number.

Postcode

The manufacturer’s postcode.

Town

The manufacturer’s town.

PhoneNumber

The manufacturer’s telephone number.

FaxNumber

The manufacturer’s fax number.

Email

The manufacturer’s email address.

CountryId

The manufacturer’s internal country ID. In other words, the plentymarkets ID for the country.

PixmaniaBrandId

The manufacturer ID for the market. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

NeckermannAtEpBrandId

The manufacturer ID for the market. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

LaRedouteBrandId

The manufacturer ID for the market. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

Position

The manufacturer’s position number.

Manufacturer data records can be sorted by their position number in the menu Setup » Item » Manufacturers. Move your mouse cursor over the column header Position. Click on the small triangle () to sort the manufacturers in ascending or descending order by their position number. Manufacturers with identical positions are sorted by name.

Comment

A comment about the manufacturer. This is an internal comment, i.e. it is only visible in your plentymarkets system.

UpdatedAt

Time stamp of the last update.

2. Filters

This chapter lists all of the filters and operators that you can use to limit which manufacturers are included in the export file.

Filter

Filter Explanation

Manufacturer ID

Filters for the manufacturer with a specific ID.

Position

Filters for the manufacturer with a specific position number.

Operator

Operator Explanation

=

Is equal to. Example: Search for the manufacturer with the ID 10.

Note: Use commas without spaces to separate multiple IDs. Example: 11,12,13

!=

Is not equal. Example: Search for the manufacturers whose position number is not 0.

>

Greater than. Example: Search for all of the manufacturers that have an ID greater than 10, e.g. 11, 12, 13.

>=

Greater than or equal to. Example: Search for all of the manufacturers that have an ID greater than or equal to 10, e.g. 10, 11, 12, 13.

<

Less than. Example: Search for all of the manufacturers that have an ID less than 10, e.g. 7, 8, 9.

<=

Less than or equal to. Example: Search for all of the manufacturers that have an ID less than or equal to 10, e.g. 7, 8, 9, 10.

3. FAQ

How do I export the file?
  1. Click on in the toolbar up top.
    → The export will start and it runs in the background. You can continue working during the export process.

  2. After a while (ca. 30-60 minutes), a message will appear in the notification centre ().

  3. Click on Download within the notification.

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Can I revise the file and import it again?

Yes. Export the file in CSV or TXT format. Then revise the file and import it again. Note that the import tool only accepts the file types CSV and TXT.

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