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Manufacturer

This page explains the matching and mapping fields that you can use while importing manufacturer data records. This page serves purely as a reference and it assumes that you already have a basic understanding of the import tool.

1. Matching fields

Table 1 explains the fields that are available for matching manufacturer data. During the import, plentymarkets checks if the imported data record already exists based on the matching field.

Table 1. Matching fields for importing manufacturer data
Setting Explanation

Manufacturer ID

Which column of your CSV file lists the manufacturer IDs? Choose this column here. This option is useful if you want to update existing manufacturer data records.

Background info: Every new manufacturer automatically receives an ID, which can not be changed. The ID is used to uniquely identify the manufacturer. Because the ID is unique, it’s a good way to check whether the imported data record already exists in plentymarkets.

Manufacturer name

Which column of your CSV file lists the manufacturer name? Choose this column here. This option is useful if you want to create new manufacturer data records.

External manufacturer name

Which column of your CSV file lists the external manufacturer name? Choose this column here.

2. Mapping fields

This chapter explains the fields that are available for mapping manufacturer data. Use these fields to specify which column of your file corresponds to which data field in your system.

Basic procedure:

  1. In your CSV file: Enter a valid import value into a column.

  2. In plentymarkets: Assign this column to the appropriate mapping field.

  3. After the import: Check the result in the back end.

No mapping field? Default value applies!

If you don’t include a certain piece of information in your CSV file, i.e. if you don’t use a certain mapping field, then your manufacturer data record will be given the default value.

2.1. Manufacturer

2.1.1. Name

Required field for creating new manufacturer data records

Enter the manufacturer’s internal name into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Name


2.1.2. External name

Enter the manufacturer’s external name into the CSV file. When you transfer your item data to marketplaces later, this external manufacturer name will be transmitted. If there is no external manufacturer name, then the internal name will be used instead. The external name will also be transferred to FINDOLOGIC and will be indexed for the search.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: External name


2.1.3. Logo URL

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

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Logo URL


2.1.4. Homepage

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

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Homepage


2.1.5. Street

Enter the manufacturer’s address data into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Street


2.1.6. House No.

Enter the manufacturer’s address data into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: House No.


2.1.7. Postcode

Enter the manufacturer’s address data into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Postcode


2.1.8. Town

Enter the manufacturer’s address data into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Town


2.1.9. Telephone number

Enter the manufacturer’s telephone number into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Telephone number


2.1.10. Fax number

Enter the manufacturer’s fax number into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Fax number


2.1.11. Email

Enter the manufacturer’s email address into the CSV file.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Email


2.1.12. Country

Enter the appropriate internal country ID into the CSV file. In other words, the plentymarkets ID for the country.

Default value: Unknown

Permitted import values: Numeric (internal country IDs)

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Drop-down list: Country


2.1.13. Pixmania-ID

Enter the manufacturer ID for the market into the CSV file. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

Default value: 0

Permitted import values: Numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: PIXmania-ID


2.1.14. Neckermann.at Enterprise ID

Enter the manufacturer ID for the market into the CSV file. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

Default value: 0

Permitted import values: Numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Neckermann.at Enterprise-ID


2.1.15. La Redoute-ID

Enter the manufacturer ID for the market into the CSV file. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

Default value: 0

Permitted import values: Numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: La Redoute-ID


2.1.16. Position

Enter a position number for the manufacturer into the CSV file. If you leave this field blank, then the position number 0 will automatically be assigned.

Default value: 0

Permitted import values: Numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Position


2.1.17. Comment

Enter an optional comment about the manufacturer into the CSV file. This is an internal comment, i.e. it is only visible in your plentymarkets system.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Alpha-numeric

You can find the result of the import in the back end menu: Setup » Item » Manufacturers » Tab: Settings » Entry field: Comment


2.1.18. Delete manufacturer

Do you want to delete the manufacturer data record?

Default value: 0

Permitted import values in CSV file Result in the back end

0

Manufacturer will not be deleted

1

Manufacturer will be deleted


2.2. Manufacturer (external)

2.2.1. Value

Enter the manufacturer ID for the market Netto Estores or Cdiscount.com into the CSV file. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

Default value: No default value

Permitted import values: Numeric

Use the drop-down list to specify whether the ID is for Netto Estores or Cdiscount.com.
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