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What Are The Guidelines For Loading Agreement Lines - Spreadsheet Data - In The Buyer Work Center? [ID   Modified 24-DEC-2010     Type HOWTO Status PUBLISHED

In this Document   Goal   Solution      Opening the Spreadsheet Text Template File      Spreadsheet Tips      Optional Catalog Information      Optional Header Information      Data Types      Adding, Updating, and Expiring Items      Identifying Lines for Update      Required and Validated Information      Determining Shopping Category and Purchasing Category Assignment      Example 3: Loading Items      Example 4: Updating Items      Price Breaks      Example 5: Price Break      Example 6: Expiring Items      Case Sensitivity      Blanking Out a Descriptor      Reclassifying an Item Under Another Category      Loading the File to a GBPA      Loading the File to a BPA or Quotation      Error Tolerance      Run Time      Job Status      Format errors      Validation errors      Descriptors      Pricing

Applies to:
Oracle Purchasing - Version: 12.0.1 to 12.1.3 - Release: 12 to 12.1 Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal
What are the guidelines for uploading Global Blanket Agreement Lines in the Agreements section of the Buyer Work

Solution
Oracle iProcurement Readme

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Using a Spreadsheet to Load Catalog Data
Note: Some of the tables in this document print better in landscape format.

  This document covers the following topics:
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Introduction to the Catalog Structure Using a Spreadsheet to Load the Catalog Data Getting Started Encoding Section Language Section Catalog Section Header Section Data Types Data Section Reviewing and Saving Your Spreadsheet File Loading Your Spreadsheet File Resolving Errors Handling Special Characters Loading Images Translating Catalogs

This document explains how to create and load your catalog items into the Oracle iProcurement catalog using the spreadshee

You can use any combination of spreadsheet text files and XML files to maintain your catalog items. You are not restricted to or the other. For example, if you load your initial catalog data using XML, you can update the items using a spreadsheet text f This document is also available in the appendix in the Oracle iProcurement Implementation Guide.

  Introduction to the Catalog Structure
At a high level, there are two areas that define the catalog--The catalog data and the catalog schema.

Catalog data consists of the items and services available for purchase. The associated prices for these items and services are part of the catalog data. Catalog items loaded using the spreadsheet loader are always loaded to a purchasing document suc Quotation. The purchasing document being loaded to is selected in the user interface just before you load the file.

Catalog schema is comprised of a combination of categories, category descriptors (sometimes known as category attributes o used to describe items in a specific category, and base descriptors (sometimes known as base attributes) used to describe an the catalog.

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There are three types of categories in the catalog. Together, these categories define the catalog's hierarchy:

Purchasing Item categories. Every item in the catalog must belong to a Purchasing Item category. Purchasing Item recognized by different Oracle Applications such as Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Inventory, Oracle Daily Business Intellig iProcurement. The association of Purchasing Item categories with catalog items enables a range of functionality in Ora Shopping categories, also known as genus categories, are used to group similar items for presentation to the iProcurem Shopping Categories generally have names that are more end-user friendly than Purchasing Item categories, and are d prominently in many iProcurement pages to help requesters find what they are shopping for. Shopping categories items in the catalog, but they are highly recommended for items that are intended for iProcurement requesters. Shoppi found at the lowest level of the category hierarchy; therefore a shopping category can never be a parent category to a c Browsing categories, also known as navigation categories (or master or intermediate level categories), are used iProcurement category hierarchy. The category hierarchy helps requesters browse for catalog items. These types of ca either a parent or child to another category, but cannot contain any items.

Furthermore, there are two types of descriptors in the catalog:
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Category descriptors apply only to items within a specific shopping category. Ink Color is an example of a category des shopping category Ball Point Pens. Category descriptors can vary from one item category to another, and they are alw Base descriptors apply to all items or services in the catalog. Price is an example of a base descriptor. Some base des Price and Unit of Measure, are required; others, such as Manufacturer, are optional.

The combination of categories and descriptor make up your catalog schema.

Typically, catalog schema is loaded using a separate, XML file (see the Readme_XML_Schema.htm document); however, the instances in which you may need to create both the schema and the item and price data in one file. There are two profile optio used to dictate whether you can include schema in your catalog spreadsheet file:

POR: Auto Load Shopping Categories. Setting this profile option to Yes ensures that if the loader encounters a categor section of the text file that does not exist in the catalog, it creates the category. Setting this profile option to No the item belonging to this category (unless you use the Apply e-Commerce Gateway Mapping option on the when uploading, and category mapping already exists in Oracle e-Commerce Gateway). The default for this profile opt spreadsheet loading, if this profile option is set to Yes, the loader creates both a name and key for your category; the k the name.)

If you choose Yes for this profile option, you must map the new category to a Purchasing Category in Oracle Applicat create requisitions for items in that category. See the online Help in the iProcurement Catalog Administration for mapping.

Note:

If mapping is successful after using the Apply Category Mapping option, the POR: Auto Load Shopping Ca profile option is ignored.

 

POR: Auto Load Category Descriptors: Setting this profile option to Yes ensures that descriptors referenced in the text in the catalog are created as category descriptors. Setting this profile option to No causes the loader to reject the item t non-existent descriptors. The default for this profile option is No.

For more information on Oracle iProcurement profile options, see the Oracle iProcurement Implementation Guide profile options (user profiles), please refer to the Oracle Applications User's Guide or the Oracle Applications System

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These sections are headers. if needed. follow these steps to open it: 1. Fix any problems in the text editor. leading or trailing zeros may be stripped. the C General.. your spreadsheet program may have automatically applied some conversions to example. 2. Then save the file. to avoid format errors. H Data Section blank. 3. you can enter a single quotation mark (') in the spreadsheet field before the data to enforce a nu format.. start your spreadsheet software (for example. 3. leave the fields directly below the Language Section. an in the dialog box to All files. not fields into which data must be entered. Also leave a blank row be sections. Header (required): Used to identify the document to which you plan to upload line level data.txt file in a text editor after you have completed your edits in the spreadshee text editor to add more characters. in Microsoft Excel. Do not change the tab appearance in the file. To open the text template. If you cannot find the template file in the Open dialog box. Choose Tab.)   https://support. open the text template.. Most spreadsheet software applications will ask you for the data type of the file.) Instead. Opening the Spreadsheet Text Template File After you extract the spreadsheet text file template from the Zip file. Long Description bytes. 2. but your spreadsheet application may not allow this many characters in a column. 5. open the . For example.Page 4 of 36   Using a Spreadsheet to Load the Catalog Data Catalog content loaded into the catalog is divided into the following sections: 1. from the Format menu.oracle. You should not change the format the data. Encoding (optional): Used to define the character set that is used in the file. The maximum sizes mentioned later may be limited by your spreadsheet application. Catalog Section. in some spreadsheet programs. If the maximum number of cha by your spreadsheet application. always check your finished file in a text editor. Select Delimited. From your spreadsheet software.. #ENCODING. Catalog (required): Used to identify the catalog. when you select a column and choose Cells . (Alterna using Microsoft Excel. Based on the default column formats. 5/9/2011 . 4.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. Microsoft Excel). Data (required): Includes line item and price information. Spreadsheet Tips Use the following spreadsheet tips:    On your spreadsheet template. make sure that you are pointing to the correct directory. Language (required): Used to identify the language in which the catalog data is loaded. You will then be for your data. (For example.

g. This field is optional. Specify a category if you plan to upload items for a single category only.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. and save the Zip file onto your computer.     https://support.. Click Upload. such as the names of descriptors. When you specify a cate populates additional information into the template and data files that are specific to the category. Click Download Resources. Fo download resources:     1. select the Upload sub-tab     3.     4.. Click Download.     2.     5. Use the iProcurement Catalog Administration responsibility to access the iProcurement Administration home page.Page 5 of 36 Getting Started You can download resources from the iProcurement Administration Tool to assist you in the spreadsheet loading process. From Agreements Summary view. 5/9/2011 . Choose the type of file you plan to upload (e..oracle. Tab-delimited)     6.     7.

A text data file containing the names of all job codes currently existing. 5/9/2011 .. For example. iProcurement uses the Java default. A pre-populated template for the file type you specified (such as a spreadsheet template with column headings). If this encoding do characters in the file nor matches the encoding in which the file was saved. the system may misinterpret your file's content. https://support.oracle. A list of registered character sets is available from IANA at the following URL http://www. or you can cr file from scratch.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. if you specify Cp1252. such as Chinese. the spreadsheet or text must also support Cp1252 characters. as shown in either of the following examples. may require a different encoding value. Specify the encoding using the Internet Authority (IANA) registered character set names. and the first line of the Language Section.Page 6 of 36  The compressed Zip file contains:         A readme file for the specific type of file you plan to upload (such as this file. to inform the spreadsheet loader of the e #ENCODING Cp1252 Or: #ENCODING Unicode Other language characters. The encoding must support the format in which the file is saved. If you do not specify encoding in your spreadsheet file. you must character or multibyte encoding value. You may use the pre-populated template as a starting point. You may omit the encoding if you are not using special characters in the file.org/assignments/character-sets.   Encoding Section If you are loading any special characters (such as ) in your spreadsheet file.     The text data files are included to help you review your organization's existing catalog structure. A text data file containing the names of all categories currently existing in the Catalog A text data file containing the names of all units of measure (UOMs) currently defined in Oracle Applications. A text data file containing the names of all line types currently existing.. The bulk loader uses the encoding to "read" the contents of the file. and you are not using a UTF-8 editor.iana. They are provided for your not required for the spreadsheet loader to function. for spreadsheet uploads).

(See the list of languag codes in the table below. see the table in the next section. the following illustrates setting the language to English and the country to the United States:   Language Section EN-US   https://support.   Language Section The spreadsheet files that you submit must conform to the Langcode(-Subcode) standard.) The FND: NATIVE CLIENT ENCODING profile option and the Client Character Encoding field on the page are the same. first make sure the column headings in your bulk load file match the template headings in that language.. For example. if this profile option is set to WE8MSWIN1252.. an encoding defaults. Generally.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. Note: If the default encoding does not match the session language. If. This default encoding comes from the profile option CLIENT ENCODING. The Langcode must be a two-letter language code as defined by ISO 639. you need to bulk load the template in a different langu downloaded it. Changing one changes the other. you select from a list of va If the FND: NATIVE CLIENT ENCODING profile option is not set.   For a list of the valid encodings by language. update it. you should download the template in the same language in which you will bulk load it. you need to either change the encoding or chang column headings.oracle. Codes for the representation of names of countries. the encoding in the spreadsheet is Cp1252 (WE8MSWIN1252 is the technical name for the Cp1252 encoding. (The encoding defaults from the FND: NATIVE CLIENT ENCODING profile option. however. at the user level. Then encoding is correct as described in the table in the next section and. Codes for the representation of the names of langu Subcode must be a country code from ISO 3166. in an American English session languag Cp1252. For example. When you set the profile option. the encoding in the downloaded template defaults based on Oracle iProcurement you are using (also called the session language). if not. so that the Encodin spreadsheet column names match the bulk load language.) For example. if column headings are always displayed in the session language. 5/9/2011 .Page 7 of 36 When you download the spreadsheet template file.

. 5/9/2011 . if the corresponding installed: Encoding   Cp1252 Cp1256 Cp1252 Cp1252 Cp1251 Cp1252 Cp1252 Cp1250 Cp1250 Cp1252 Cp1252 Cp1256 Cp1252 Cp1252 Cp1252 Cp1253 Cp1255 Cp1250 Cp1252 Cp1252 MS932 MS949 Cp1252 Cp921 Cp1252 Cp1250 Cp1252 Cp1250 Cp1251 MS936 Cp1250 Cp1250 Language   American English Arabic Brazilian Portuguese British English Bulgarian Canadian French Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Egyptian Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hungarian Icelandic Italian Japanese Korean Latin American Spanish Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Simplified Chinese Slovak Slovenian Language Code   EN AR PT EN BG FR CA HR CZ DA NL EG FI FR DE EL IW HU IS IT JA KO ES LT NO PL PT RO RU ZH SK SL Territory   US AE BR GB BG CA CT YU CZ DK NL EG FI FR DE GR IL HU IS IT JP KR MX LT NO PL PT RO SU CN SI SI https://support.. see: Translating Catalogs. The Oracle iProcurement catalog supports the following language code and territory code combinations.oracle. For more information on providing translatio content.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.Page 8 of 36 The language you specify must be installed in the Oracle iProcurement database.

the loader obtains the proper conte document you have selected. The limit is 255 bytes. When you specify a Purchasing Document in the user interface during the upload process.oracle. but its fields are optional.acmecatalog. https://support. Example 1: Sample #ENCODING. (No default) Date of this file. Language..com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.com   Header Section This section is required. 5/9/2011 . for your own identification purposes. The spreadsheet loa validate or store any of the information contained in the header section.. There is currently performed on this value. but its fields are optional and are used for your own identification purposes only. Optional Catalog Information The following table describes the required catalog section fields: Field Name   Title Date Source Default Required? Value   Optional Optional Optional   Description   (No default) Name used to identify your file.Page 9 of 36 Cp1252 Cp1252 MS874 MS950 Cp1254 Spanish Swedish Thai Traditional Chinese Turkish ES SV TH ZH TR ES SE TH TW TR   Catalog Section This section is required. and Catalog Sections The following table shows a sample #ENCODING. Language and Catalog sections in the spreadsheet template: #ENCODING Language Section Catalog Section Cp1252 EN-US Title Acme Catalog Source www. for your own identification purposes. (No default) Source information for this file. for your own identification purposes.

5/9/2011 .com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i..Page 10 of 36 Optional Header Information The following table describes the optional header section fields: Field Name   Document Type Required? Default Value Description   Optional   (No default) (No default) (No default)   Supplier Supplier Site Currency Effective From Effective To Requesting Org Purchasing Org Purchasing Site Enabled Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) You are not required to provide any values in this section.                 Document Number Optional Operating Unit Optional Information about the document this file will be loaded to.oracle. for your own iden Example 2: Sample Header Sections The following table shows a sample header section in the spreadsheet template:   #ENCODING   Cp1252                     Language Section* EN-US                         Catalog Section Title Date Source         Acme Catalog           https://support..

Data Types Each descriptor comes with a data type.Page 11 of 36                 Header Section         Document Type Document Number GBPA 10299 Operating Unit Supplier Supplier Site Currency HQ USD Vision Operations Acme Data Section The data section of your spreadsheet file is used to create and maintain items and their respective prices. The action command ADD always adds a new line to your catalog. SYNC. If you enter the text four instead of the number 4 for Lead Time. SYNC adds an item if it is new and updates it if it already To expire an item. the catalog allows you to display different values for this descriptor in different languages. Item Uniqueness https://support.oracle. cannot have a negative value. Values for this descriptor must be a number only. For example. The values can contain decimals (such as . The values cannot be translated. An item expires at the end of its expiratio has an expiration date of 2006-12-12.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. Adding. you an error. The data types are listed below.. See: Translating Catalogs. they always display the same in all languages. use the SYNC action and provide an Expiration Date for the item. Updating. be sure to use the corre descriptors.86). Values for this descriptor (text or numbers) can be translated.   Data Type   Text Translatable Text Number   Values for this descriptor must be text or numbers only.. When you specify the item and price information in your file. it will no longer appears in search results on 2006-12-13. Lead Time is a Number data type. 5/9/2011 . Some descriptors. and Expiring Items Catalog items may be maintained using the action commands: ADD. like price and lead time.

oracle. SYNC updates the item. determined to already exist in the purchasing document to which you are loading.. but they are not considered. the spreadsheet loader determines item uniqueness using one of th in order of precedence: Precedence   1 User Provides   Internal Item Number Descriptors used to determine Item Uniqueness       Internal Item Number Revision Supplier Part Number Supplier Part Auxiliary ID Supplier Part Number Supplier Part Auxiliary ID 2 Supplier Part Number   Null Internal Item Number       3 Job Code Null Internal Item Number Null Supplier Part Number    Job Code 4 Description Null Internal Item Number Null Supplier Part Number Null Job Code       Description Purchasing Category 5 Line Number Null Internal Item Number Null Supplier Part Number Null Job Code Null Description  Line Number https://support.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.Page 12 of 36 The spreadsheet loader determines whether an item is new or already existing based on item information provided in the file.. 5/9/2011 .   Depending on what information is provided about an item. Note: Item uniqueness criteria apply only to lines within the Purchasing Document you are uploading to. SYNC document as a new line. Identic may exist in other Purchasing Documents. Otherwise.

  https://support. Once expired. the description with the description provided in the file. the first uniqueness rule is used to identify existing catalog item.99 to his favorite list. lowest precedence number that can be applied is used.oracle. you specify this same data. When you update a descriptor to these items using th reflected in the user's favorite lists. auxiliary ID of Green.. Supplier Part Number and Auxiliary ID are the same. This item is loaded with a description of Green and gold industrial tool box. it uses Item Uniqueness rules in order of precedence as listed above. Descriptors that are not used as part of the uniqueness criteria can be used to update catalog items Description is provided but not used in determining item uniqueness. with the same criteria as described in this section. The next time the user views his favorites list. For more information on the Buyer's Work Center. more than once in the same file. he will see the price increase to $2. identifies more than one catalog item that may be elig looks to see if a Line Number has been provided. if a user adds the item Mechanical Pencil $1. For example.49. and a description of Green industrial tool box. except is Green and gold industrial tool box.. see the Oracle Purchasing User Guide. an it considered the same as the one being uploaded if their values for Internal Item Number.49. For example. the loader updates that line. and Supplier Part N used as part of the uniqueness criteria whenever they are provided (by way of being first on the list of uniqueness rules prece descriptors cannot be updated using the loader. Later in the same file. Expired lines may be updated using the Professional B Center. if an existing item is found in the catalog. Job Code and Purchasing Category relationships are pre-configured and therefore cannot be changed on Purchasing D the spreadsheet loader. Fo should be cautious when mass expiring catalog items using the loader. 5/9/2011 . Using this uniqueness rule. Purchasing Category of Oracle Inventory items cannot be changed on Purchasing Documents through the spreadshee be changed from Oracle Inventory. the identical entry and rejects the previous ones. For example. They should be configured properly prior to using the spreadsheet loader. using one of the five uniqueness rules above. Revision. Additionally:    When a descriptor is used as part of the uniqueness criteria. Further Notes   If you specify the same item. For example.Page 13 of 36         Identifying Lines for Update The SYNC action updates an item if it already exists. you specify a supplier of Acme. If a Line Number loader updates the line with the greatest Line Number among the matching lines. a supplier part number of 123456. because Internal Item Number. and later price to $2. if both Internal Item Number and Description are provide for a particular catalog item. iProcurement users may add some catalog items to their favorites lists. Expired lines are not considered for updates.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. a catalog item cannot be updated or unexpired via the loader. If the spreadsheet loader. it cannot be updated. When the loader looks for existing items in the catalog. Some descriptor values cannot be updated using the loader. If a Line Number is provided.

For example. V options are ADD. byte limits are given below. However.Page 14 of 36 Required and Validated Information The following table describes the default base descriptors you will see in the template. 5/9/2011 . Category PURCHASING_CATEGORY Conditional As configured in Oracle Purchasing A Purchasing Category is required of all items. How these translate to character lim depends on the language and characters you are using and how the database administrator has configured database character set. and SYNC. Howe https://support. and should be provided here.. Line Number -- Optional (No default) The line number of an item cannot be update using the spreadsheet loader. ITEM_REVISION Optional Revision from Oracle Item revision of an Inventory item cannot be updated using the spreadsheet loader. iProcurement attempts to derive a default val See section Determining Shopping Category Purchasing Category Assignment Shopping Category SHOPPING_CATEGORY Optional (No default) A shopping category is not required in order f an item to be loaded.1 Job code is required for line types with a purchase basis of Temporary Labor. If you specified a category during the download. the actual. However. When a Purchasing Category is not provided. Note: The maximum byte lengths given below are not necessarily the same as character lengths.   Description and Validation   Field Name   Action Key   -- Required?   Required Default   (No default) Indicates whether the information in the should be added or updated in the catalog.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. provide the Inventory item's item number in th field. Job Code Internal Item Number Item Revision JOB_CODE INTERNAL_ITEM_NUM Conditional Optional (No default) (No default) To reference an item from Oracle Inventory.oracle. having a shopping category enables more features as category browsing and Content Security) t used on the item.. Therefore. User defined base descriptors will template. 70 Japanese characters are typically longer than 700 bytes. be more than one byte. Line Type -- Optional Goods The spreadsheet loader uses Line Type to determine the value and purchase basis of th item being uploaded. this can be used to identify an existing item for update using the SYNC action. additional fields may appear representing the category descriptors chose. and a special symbol (though it is a single character).

you would complete this field only if you are not the manufacturer of th https://support.000. To view a list the UNSPSC codes.) Manufacturer Item MANUFACT URER_PART_ NUM Optional (No default) Manufacturer-assigned part number of each or service. If the decimal separator is the specified language.99. Manufacturer MANUFACT URER (No default) Name of the manufacturer of each item or service. Typically.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. Description DESCRIPTION Required when adding the item (No default) If short description is not provided but a long description is provided. or 2. provide the Amount using this field. such as currency symbols The bulk loader uses the language code in th file to interpret the decimal separator in the number.Page 15 of 36 Inventory Supplier Item Supplier Part Auxiliary ID SUPPLIER_ PART_NUM SUPPLIER_ PART_AUXID Optional Optional (No default) (No default) this field can be used to identify an for update using the SYNC action. See: Translating Price is used for line types with a value basis Quantity. 1. Requesters would see the (with the same Supplier Item number) twice. nor is it validated against existing UNSPSC codes.   (No default) UNSPSC Code UNSPSC Optional The United Nations Standard Product and Service Code is an open. Supplier item number. you would complete this fie only if you are not the manufacturer of the list item or service.oracle. 5/9/2011 . go to http://www.eccma. then the bulk loader rejects the price line. you could use this field to show an item with the same Supplier and Supplier number can be purchased in two measure (UOMs).) Price PRICE Required when adding some types of items (No default) Must be a number greater than or equal to such as 10. Typically.. Unit UOM (No default) Must be a valid unit of measure code Oracle Applications.. Must not use any special formatting. (This information does not appear on the requisition. Short description of the item or service. Amount AMOUNT Required when adding some types of items Required when adding the item Optional (No default) For line types with a value basis of Fixed Pric Rate. (This information does not appear on the requisition. nonproprietary syst of codes and standardized descriptions for classifying goods and services. Alternative part number or identifier for For example. iProcurement uses th truncated long description of up to 240 the item's description. with different UOMs in the Supplier ID field.

full URL. thumbnail image for item. To enter more than one alias.us.5. and Items pages. for displaying on the Search Results Summary. enter the full URL example: http://www. (This information does appear on the requisition. For example. in the image directory specified in POR: Hosted Ima Directory.com.oracle.) Amount of time.) Alias ALIAS Optional (No default) Alternate description or identifier for service that people can enter when performin search. information does not appear on the requisitio See: Loading Images.gif.. (This informat does not appear on the requisition. The image mu reside on the local server. for example: http://www. Include URL. Attachment URL ATTACHMENT_ URL Optional (No default) URL at which an attachment for each item or service can be viewed. Alternatively.oracle. such as 7 1. Include the full URL.us.oracle. f example: http://www.gif. the Item Details page. (This information does appear on the requisition. this URL displays an Additional Information field. On Item Details page. for example: http://www.) Manufacturer URL MANUFACT URER_URL Optional (No default) URL for the manufacturer's Web site.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. expressed in days.oracle.Page 16 of 36 listed item or service. this URL displays in a Additional Information field. If so. between order date and the shipment date.gif. for example: http://www.gif. for example: bluepen. you can enter a URL which the image can be viewed. Seven is invalid. ( information does not appear on the requisitio See: Loading Images. Use any number greater than or equal to 0. The image must reside on the local server.com/logo.us.) Supplier URL SUPPLIER_URL Optional (No default) URL for the supplier's Web site. If full URL. in the image direct specified in POR: Hosted Images Alternatively.) Detailed description of your item or Long LONG_ Optional (No default) https://support.. (This information does not appear on the requisition.oracle. this URL displays in an Additional Information field. separate alias with a comma--for example: (This information does not appear on the requisition.us. an alias for pop. Thumbnail Image THUMBNAIL_ IMAGE Optional (No default) File name of a smaller. for example: bluepen.com/logo.com/attachment. Search Results.) Lead Time LEAD_TIME Optional (No default) Image PICTURE Optional (No default) File name of the image that is associated item.co On the Item Details page. you can enter a URL at which th image can be viewed.oracle. (This information does not appear on the requisition.gif. 5/9/2011 .us.

oracle. Not Provided   Valid Shopping Category   Invalid Purchasing Category   Not Provided   An error message is displayed. It is acceptab Category is not found from mappi Category is optional. and the item is not pro The spreadsheet loader will deriv Category using the Purchasing to Category Mapping. https://support. Oracle iProcurement may be able to derive Purchasing or Shopping category information. If no valid ma default Purchasing Category is us Purchasing Category displayed. you can enter either the name or key here. Any additional comments about the item. If you provide p information in an upload file.Page 17 of 36 Description Availability Comments DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY COMMENTS Optional Optional Optional (No default) (No default) (No default) information does not appear on the requisitio Status of item availability from supplier. 5/9/2011 . Not Provided   Valid Purchasing Category   The provided Purchasing Catego The spreadsheet loader will deriv Category using the Purchasing to Category Mapping. It is acceptab Category is not found from mappi Category is optional. Otherwise. An expiration date of 2006-12-12 indicates that an item will no appear in search results on 2006 1 . and the item is not Valid Shopping Category   Valid Shopping Category   Valid Purchasing Category   Invalid Purchasing Category   The user provided values are use An error message is displayed. Expiration Date EXPIRATION_DATE Use to specify when an item will be no longer available in the catalog. the default Category is used.. in the Shopping Category   Not Provided   Purchasing Category   Not Provided   Behavior   If a default Purchasing Category h in Oracle Purchasing.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. The spreadsheet loader will deriv Category using the Shopping to P Category Mapping. Category names are language Determining Shopping Category and Purchasing Category Assignment A valid Purchasing Category is required for all line items in the catalog. an processed.. an e displayed.If the category exists in the catalog already. A valid Shopping Category is optional. an processed.

. Oracle e-Commerce Gateway Mappings can be used to provide additional category derivation logic during upload. and turn on the e Mapping option during the upload of a particular catalog item. If a default Purchasing Category h in Oracle Purchasing. It does show all require columns. using Shopping-to-Purchasing Category Mapping definitions. Example 3: Loading Items In this spreadsheet example. https://support. Note: This example does not show all of the columns you would see in an actual template. if you provide a Shopping Category but not a Purchasing Category. The Oracle Gateway provides advanced mapping functionality. If your mapping configuration is incomplete. 5/9/2011 . the mapped Purchasing Category is used as the item's Purchasing C Depending on your category mapping configuration. an e displayed. iProcurement looks for a Shopping Category value. the default Category is used. Using the e-Commerce Gateway. and the item is not pro Invalid Shopping Category   Valid Purchasing Category   If POR: Auto Load Shopping Cate new Shopping Category will be cr Otherwise. plus any other columns specific to the example. but also requires additional configuration before the spreadsheet loader c reason. Invalid Shopping Category   Invalid Purchasing Category   If POR: Auto Load Shopping Cate new Shopping Category will be cr An error message is displayed..oracle. it is temporarily considered as the item's Purchasing Category. Using Purchasing Mapping definitions. If an Internal Category is found. iProcurement treats any Shopping Cate as Supplier Categories. the spreadsheet loader generates an error.Page 18 of 36 Invalid Shopping Category   Not Provided   If POR: Auto Load Shopping Cate new Shopping Category will be cr Otherwise. When Oracle e-Commerce Gateway Mapping is turned on during the upload process. If a Shopping Category is found. the spreadsheet loader may add the item to your catalog using a combin values for Shopping and Purchasing categories. iProcurement looks for a Category. and error message item is not processed. you should reserve the use of Oracle e-Commerce Gateway for situations that require it. For example. two items are added to the catalog. iProcurement Supplier-to-Internal Category Mapping. The user provided value for Purch used. the item's Shopping Category is used in the following way:     The Shopping Category is considered as the item's Supplier Category. an processed. Since you did not provide a Purchasing Category. Otherwise.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. and error message item is not processed.

heavy weight. heavy weight.Page 19 of 36         #ENCODING   Cp1252               Language Section* EN-US                         Catalog Section Title Date Source         Acme Catalog                           Header Section Document Type Document Number Operating Unit   Fields Supplier Supplier Site         These Optional Are For               Data Section Action Category Shopping Category Description Long Description   ADD CLOTHING.     ADD CLOTHING.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.SHIRTS Shirts Red T-Shirt https://support... 100% cotton.oracle.SHIRTS Shirts Green T-Shirt 100% cotton. 5/9/2011 .

Example 4: Updating Items In this spreadsheet example.   If the following items exist in a GBPA: Internal Item Supplier Part Line Number Revision Number   1 2 3 4 5   3255156 3255156 3255157 20112 20112   1 1 1 1 1   TS-01 TS-01 TS-01 PT-01 PT-01 Supplier Part Auxiliary ID   Green Red Black Red Black Category   Price Expiration Date Description       2099-1231 2099-1231 2099-1231 2099-1231 2099-1231 Green T Red T Black T Red Exercise CLOTHING. It does show all require columns.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING. two items are updated in the catalog.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING. and expiration date of lines 1 and 4 of the GBPA.PANTS 10 Black Exercis A file containing the information below updates the price.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. plus any other columns specific to the example. 5/9/2011 . plus any other columns specific to the example. Note: This example does not show all of the columns you would see in an actual template. description.oracle...PANTS 10 CLOTHING.Page 20 of 36 The descriptor Size is a category descriptor specific to the Shopping Category Shirts.       https://support. It does show all require columns. Note: This example does not show all of the columns you would see in an actual template.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING.

.00     SYNC     PT-01 SALE! Red Exercise 5.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.00 Pants 2006-12 Item uniqueness rules are used to determine which Catalog items are updated.. 5/9/2011 .oracle.SHIRTS 5 https://support. resulting in the following list of GBPA items: Internal Item Supplier Part Line Number Revision Number   1   3255156   1   TS-01 Supplier Part Auxiliary ID   Green Category   Price Expiration Date Description       2006-1231 SALE CLOTHING.Page 21 of 36   #ENCODING   Cp1252                     Language Section*   EN-US                       Catalog Section Title Date Source         Acme Catalog                           Header Section   Document Type These Document Number Optional Operating Unit Fields Supplier Are Supplier Site For Currency Your               Data Section Action Internal Item Number 3255156 Supplier Part Number TS-01 Description Price Expiration Date 2006-12   SYNC SALE! Green T-shirt 5.

com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.PANTS 5 CLOTHING.. and there are errors with one or more of the price breaks but no other errors with the loaded but the price breaks result in errors.PANTS 10 2099-1231 2099-1231 2006-1231 2099-1231 Red T Black T SALE Black Exercis Price Breaks Price breaks for items may be loaded using the spreadsheet loader. Price Breaks loaded to GBPAs and BPAs using the spreadsheet loader are always treated as new price breaks (ADDs). iProcurement retrieves the latest price break for an item when duplicates ex The following table describes the Price Break fieldnames you will see in the template: Description and Validation       Ship-To Location Quantity -Optional (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default) (No default)     -Optional     Effective From Effective To -Optional     -Optional     Break Price -Optional     Discount -Optional     Field Name   Ship-To Org Key   -- Required?   Optional Default   (No default) Example 5: Price Break https://support. When a line item contains price breaks.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING..oracle.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING.Page 22 of 36 2 3 4 5 3255156 3255157 20112 20112 1 1 1 1 TS-01 TS-01 PT-01 PT-01 Red Black Red Black CLOTHING. Price Quotations always replace existing Price Breaks. 5/9/2011 .

Note: This example does not show all of the columns you would see in an actual template. a price break is added to an existing catalog item..com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. Based on our previous examples..       #ENCODING Cp1252 Language Section* EN-US Catalog Section Title Acme Catalog Date     Source Header Section Document Type Document Number Operating Unit These Optional Fields Supplier Are Supplier Site Currency For Your Data Section Action SYNC Line Number 1 Quantity 5 Effective From Effective To     Break Price     SYNC 2 5             Example 6: Expiring Items This example expires the two on-sale items in our catalog. plus any other columns specific to the example.oracle.SHIRTS 5 https://support. It does show all require columns. 5/9/2011 .Page 23 of 36 In this spreadsheet example. we have the following items in o Internal Item Supplier Part Line Number Revision Number   1   3255156   1   TS-01 Supplier Part Auxiliary ID   Green Category   Price Expiration Date Description       2006-1231 SALE CLOTHING.

..SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING.SHIRTS 10 CLOTHING.Page 24 of 36 2 3 4 5 3255156 3255157 20112 20112 1 1 1 1 TS-01 TS-01 PT-01 PT-01 Red Black Red Black CLOTHING.         #ENCODING   Cp1252                     Language Section*   EN-US                       Catalog Section Title Date Source         Acme Catalog                           Header Section Document Document Number Operating Unit Supplier Supplier Currency https://support.PANTS 10 2099-1231 2099-1231 2006-1231 2099-1231 Red T Black T SALE Black Exercis A file containing the information below expires lines 1 and 4: Note: This example does not show all of the columns you would see in an actual template.PANTS 5 CLOTHING. It does show all require columns. 5/9/2011 . plus any other columns specific to the example.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.

But the supplier item number AB457Z would be treated as a different item number than system would add ab457z to the catalog if AB457Z already exists.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. such as Ball Point Pens Descriptor. 5/9/2011 . use the text #DEL.SHIRTS SALE! Green Tshirt CLOTHING. as shown in the following example. such as Ink Color or Lead Time Unit of Measure.PANTS SALE! Red Exercise Pants <Replace with Today's Date> <Replace with Today's Date>             SYNC     Case Sensitivity Some values are case sensitive and will be considered as updated if their case has changed. All values are case sensitive values:     Category. You added to the category Ball Point Pens. and you cannot delete descriptors which are being used in d uniqueness.. you can specify the category as Ball Point Pens or Ball point pens. Blanking Out a Descriptor If you want to delete the value for a particular descriptor for an item.. and they would be treated as the same.Page 25 of 36 Type   These Optional Fields Are Site For Your               Data Section Action Category Description Expiration Date                   SYNC CLOTHING. such as EA Supplier Site For example.oracle. Yo values for descriptors that must be populated (such as category). Example 7: Deleting Information The following table shows a sample spreadsheet template that uses #DEL to delete a value that describes an item:   #ENCODING   Cp1252                     https://support.

For example.. using Tip Width and Ink Color as category descriptors.SHIRTS Black T-shirt     In this example. Category descriptors are specific to each category. you orig add an item under the category Felt Pens. Note: When you move an item from one category to another. https://support. no value exists for Long Description. item "Black T-shirt" no longer has a value for Long Description in the catalog. The Long Description descripto but for your item. even if Color exists in the new category. to another category. Reclassifying an Item Under Another Category If you want to move items formerly under one category.oracle. such as Felt Pens. such as Ball Point Pens.Page 26 of 36 Language Section*   EN-US                       Catalog Section Title Date Source         Acme Catalog                           Header Section   Document Type These Document Number Optional Operating Unit   Fields Supplier Are Supplier Site For Currency Your               Data Section Action Category Description Long Description #DEL UNSPSC Code 00112233       SYNC CLOTHING. You then m the item to Ball Point Pens. 5/9/2011 . The item will no longer display the Tip Width and Ink Color you specified.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. list Felt Pens using the SYNC action. you lose its category descriptors..

Loading the File to a GBPA Follow these steps to load the file to a GBPA:     1. 5/9/2011 .     https://support. Save your file as a tab-delimited text with any filename.Page 27 of 36     Reviewing and Saving Your Spreadsheet File See the tables in the previous sections that describe the information in the template to be sure that the information in your validate successfully.     2. however. select an agreement to Update.     3.oracle. From Agreements Summary view. larger files may take some time to load.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. use the iProcurement Catalog Administration responsibility to access Administration home page. load it to Oracle iProcurement.. the bulk loader stores system.   Loading Your Spreadsheet File Once you have created and reviewed your spreadsheet file. Navigate to the Lines sub-tab. (If you did not provide a Title for your file.. Alternatively.) The bulk loader has no file size limitations. if the GBP been enabled for catalog administrator authoring. Use the Purchasing responsibility to access the Professional Buyer's Work Center home page.

Click Upload.   https://support.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. the screen displays a confirmation message and job number. Use the iProcurement Catalog Administration responsibility to access the iProcurement Administration home page. click Go. As soon as the load is started.oracle.     7. select the Upload sub-tab     3. mapping. 5/9/2011 . From Agreements Summary view..Page 28 of 36 4. For File Type. Enter the File Name and path.     8. and error tolerance options. To check the status of yo Agreement Summary page. Select Add Lines via Upload.     5.     2.     6.. Loading the File to a BPA or Quotation Follow these steps to load the file to a BPA or Quotation:     1. Click Submit to send your file. or click Browse to navigate to your spreadsheet file. select Tab-delimited text. Specify your desired values for approval.

com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.     Error Tolerance The loader can automatically stop the loading process when the number of line errors exceeds a certain number. and error tolerance options. You do not need to remain logged in while your job completes.Page 29 of 36   4. Instead of waiting for the ent loading. For File Type.     7. Enter the File Name and path. For Document Type. To check the status of Upload Summary page. click the R button on your browser to update the status. or click Browse to navigate to your spreadsheet file. If you need.     8. you can instruct the loader to stop after a certain tolerance threshold. This may be loading large files and a simple editing error has caused all the line items in your file to error out. Click Submit to send your file. Enter the document number you want to upload to. As soon as the load is started. select BPA or Quotation. Specify your desired values for mapping. 5/9/2011 .     5. the screen displays a confirmation message and job number.oracle. https://support. select Tab-delimited text...     6.     9. Run Time Large files may take some time to load.

the entire file is rejected. Some examples of format errors include special characters in covered by the character set specified in the #ENCODING declaration. Oracle iProcurement looks for errors in your file in two pha and validation errors.Page 30 of 36 Job Status To check the status of your job. statuses are possible:     Pending (waiting to be processed) Running (processing the file) Completed Error (did not load the file at all because of a format or encoding error. are resolved. if any.. The View Errors page provides additional information about why your file failed upload. loader handles partial validation errors in one of two ways. and an Error status is returned. Further Notes   When a file is uploaded with multiple lines. Validation errors occur when entered in your spreadsheet file does not match corresponding information already held within Oracle iProcurement or Oracle example. An uploaded file must errors before any of its lines are processed into Oracle Applications. The price for which the validation errors occurred will be rejected. or extra rows or columns in your spreadsheet. if there is at least 1 error in the uploaded file.oracle.     https://support. if you enter values for Unit or Currency that Oracle Applications does not recognize. lines that do not contain errors are processed and can become available for downstream processing (suc approval by buyers) in Oracle Applications. If a form encountered. the load process stops. Fix the file and resubmit it for processing. Format errors Format errors occur when the spreadsheet file fails validation. it is possible for some but not all of the uploaded lines to contain validation errors. or loaded part of the file but rejected     Resolving Errors The View Errors page alerts you to errors in your spreadsheet file. For GBPA uploads. Fix the file and resubmit it for Validation errors Once format errors. Oracle iProcurement checks for validation errors.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. a validation error will occur.. return to Agreement Summary (for GBPA) or Upload History page (for BPA and Quotations). 5/9/2011 . You must discard errors from the View Errors page before resubmitting additional For BPA and Quotation uploads. The View Errors page provides information about lines that have been rejected.

oracle. encoding (Cp1252).. You must use the number keypad on your keyboard to enter the numbers. Trademark or copyright symbols are examples These steps are just one method for copying special characters into the bulk load file. 7. (You can use the Copy button window and the Paste command in the spreadsheet application.. (Hold down entering the number sequence. and you do not have to follow these instructions for inserting umlaut characters. a file created in saving files with umlaut characters. You may have other methods. in the bulk load file. For example. as usual. In the Characters to Copy field.) For example:     Alt + 0153--Trademark TM Alt + 0174--Registered trademark Alt + 0169--Copyright Alt + 0196--A umlaut   These numbers are the decimal equivalents of a letter. according to t contents of the file. 065 is the decimal equivalent of A. 3. or Java scripts. See Encoding Section. <B>Buy Now</B> displays as <B>Buy Now</B> in the catalog. in the catalog.) 6. Access the Character Map utility in Windows. th then System Tools. For security reasons. Make sure the proper encoding is entered in the #ENCODING field in the spreadsheet text file. you may be able to find this utility in the Start menu: choose Program. An alternative to using the Character Map utility is to use the "Alt" number key sequence for the special character. For example. https://support. Select the proper encoding for the contents of the file. Save and upload your spreadsheet . You may find the encoding in a Subset drop-down menu or in an advanced view area of the Character Map window. 4. 5. Copy and paste the text or character from the Characters to Copy field to your file. 5/9/2011 .Page 31 of 36 Handling Special Characters If you want to include special characters (such as trademark symbols) in your text file. Follow the the encoding in which your file is saved does not support the special character. Note: Do not use HTML code or character sequences. The sequence &copy. To insert special characters in your spreadsheet text file: 1. double-click the special character from the characters display in the Character Map win You may need to select a font such as Times New Roman from the Font menu in the Character Map window. follow the steps below.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. if the contents of the file are in German. (instead of the symbol) displays as &copy.txt file. See Encoding Section. Open your text file in your spreadsheet application. Or Applications Framework (the technology upon which Oracle iProcurement is built) ignores these. For example. 2. Depending on your computer's configuration. You only need if the special characters are not supported by the encoding in which the file was saved.

There are two ways to associate items with images in your bulk load file:   Copy the images to the local server and indicate the image file names in the spreadsheet file. thumbnail versions of the images that display on the Search Results Summary.com:8888 and POR: Hosted Images Directory to /OA_MEDIA/US/. including recommendations on thumbnail image sizes. To copy the images to the local server: 1. such as bluepen...Page 32 of 36     Loading Images You can specify or load two kinds of images for items:   Images that display on the Item Details page when requesters view the details of an item.gif at http://abc. For example. the catalog uses the Application Framework Agent and POR: Hosted Images Directory image.com:8888/abc. Contact your database administrator or installation team fo of your OA_MEDIA directory.gif.oracle. To specify a thumbnail image for the search re comparison pages.gif. Ask your database administrator to transfer the pictures to the directory you specified above. For the POR: Hosted Images Directory profile option. is specified in the bulk loa 2. 3. see the Image Manag the Oracle iProcurement Implementation Guide. but you BluePen. then the catalog locates the image abc. if Application Framework Agent is set to http://abc. (If you such as http://abc. enter the directory path you use to store image files. the image will not display.   https://support. Note: The file name for the image is case sensitive. Behind the scenes.gif in the Image field. To specify an image for the Item Details page.gif. For example. This path usually corresponds to the OA_MEDIA directory. Search Results. Reference the URLs of the images in the spreadsheet file.com:8888/OA_MEDIA/US/abc. The catalog cons based on the profile options described here only when a catalog image name. then the catalog goes directly to that URL. with no URL.) For a complete overview of image management. if the image file name is bluepen. use the Thumbnail Image field. in the bulk load file. (Use the Thumbnail Image in the bulk load file. Use the appropriate columns in your spreadsheet file to specify the image file name. 5/9/2011 .gif. (Use the Image field in the b Smaller.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. use the Image column.

To provide your catalog items in another language. http://www. The language you specify i installed in the Oracle iProcurement database.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i. 3. if you change the Manufacturer Item number in one language. For example. https://support.oracle. Only transla can vary by language. All of the non-translatable descriptors. only the translatable descriptors (those with a Translatable Text data type) need the spreadsheet file (along with minimally required values). 5/9/2011 .. To specify an image for the Item Details page.oracle. When you add an item to the catalog. If you change the value of a non loading the translated file. For instructions.com/toplogo2. you could use the same image file name or URL for the Image and Thumbnail Image fields. Load your spreadsheet file.. see the Image Management section of the iProcurement Implementation Guide. translate the spreadsheet file and specifying the supported language and the action command SYNC. To specify a thumbnail image for the search re comparison pages.gif). To specify the URL of the image that resides on the Internet: 1. using the EN translate and load that catalog file in French using the FR-FR language code. Load your catalog items in one language at a time.     Translating Catalogs You can load your catalog items in any or all of the languages that Oracle iProcurement supports. use the Thumbnail Image field. When you expire an item.Page 33 of 36 4. If you specify both a server image (in the Image field) and an Image URL for an item. it is changed only in the language specified in the file. Obtain the full path of the image (for example. it is added only in the language specified at the beginning of your spreadsheet file and t language of your purchasing document. such as Manufacturer Item automatically inherited from the original language in which the item was created. Load your spreadsheet file. Insert this full path into the appropriate columns in your spreadsheet file. For example. Descriptors When an item is created in another language. Then set either the POR: Thumbnail Width or POR: Thumbnail Heig profile option to resize the image for thumbnails. Oracle iProcurement displays the server Note: Instead of creating separate detail and thumbnail images. load your catalog items in English. 2. the item and its translations are expired together. it is changed in all languag change the item's Description. the change will appear in all languages installed in the Oracle iProcurement database. use the Image column.

2. the column headings in your spreadsheet may also reference descriptor keys (which are not specific). https://support.50 This price is rejected by the bulk loader.000.000. bulk load an item that costs 2 USD.00 10. The following table shows some examples: Language in Bulk Load File   EN-US DE-DE EN-US DE-DE EN-US Price in Bulk Load File   2.000.00 10000. specifying EN-US (English) in the file. As with all non-translatable descriptors. The price is changed in all languages. Either copy your translated item information to this overwrite the column headings in your existing file with the translated column headings (whichever is easie Alternatively.00 1.oracle.00 This price is rejected by the bulk loader. log on to Oracle iProcurement in that language and download the spreadsheet temp The file will include column headings in that language.000. The system uses the language code specified in your file to determine the decimal separator in a number.Page 34 of 36   Note: When you use descriptor names as column headings in your spreadsheet file.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=HOWTO&i.000 10000. For instance.5 1. 12.2. For example.00 2.000. When an item is translated to another language. because DE-DE does not expect a period as a decimal separator. the descriptor names mus exactly those given in the system for that language. 12.000 2.5 This price is rejected by the bulk l DE-DE does not expect a period a separator.00 10.000. if you change the pricing information in one language. because EN-US does not expect a comma as a decimal separator.50 DE-DE DE-DE 1. If you specify German (DE-DE) in the file. a column heading of LONG_DESCRIPTION will reference the long description des all languages because LONG_DESCRIPTION is a descriptor key. the commas as decimal separators. it is changed in all languages.00 This price is rejected by the bulk l EN-US does not expect a comma separator.00 1.00 10.000.00 2.. To ensure that the column headings are valid you are translating to.000.00 1. if you English (EN-US) in the file..000. Later. its pricing is over to that language.000. 5/9/2011 .   Pricing Pricing does not need to be included in the translated file.2.5 Displayed Price when ICX: Numeric characters is Displayed Price when 10. you change EN-US to FR-FR (French) and c from 2 USD to 4 USD.00   2. Price list currencies are independent of language. the system interprets periods as decimal separators.   2.

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