Product Families import

This file defines how product families are added to existing document and part records.

Each row in the import file represents an item record with a product family name.

The import file adds, updates or deletes item-product family relationships regardless of the parent item's iteration status (pending, released or canceled).

For important rules that affect this import, see the Item-level relational imports help topic.

Rows on the Product Families list are added cumulatively. That is, you can import a different row without affecting the current list. If you want to replace an existing list, clear the list using the DELETE-PRODUCT-FAMILY-LIST special value and then import the new list.

The Batch Importer tool can generate a CSV template file, which can be used to import your data. Select List: Product Families from the dropdown list, click the Export button, and save the file to a convenient location. The exported template includes all items and their product families, if any.

Column name Data type Value if empty Description
Class string Part or Document Part If not specified, then the parent item's Class is assumed to be a part.
Owner Organizations home organization Identifies the organization that is primarily responsible for the parent item's specification and which issues the item Number. If not specified, then the home organization is used.
Type Part Types default member If not specified, then the part is matched against the default Part Types collection member.
Number string row is skipped REQUIRED: Part number. If the value is empty, the row is not imported.
ProductFamily Product Families row is skipped REQUIRED: If the value is empty, the row is not imported.
The special value DELETE-PRODUCT-FAMILY-LIST deletes the Product families list from the part. Other rows in the import file can add new product families to the empty list.


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