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Entering Parts Compatibility

Depending upon the category chosen, there may be parts compatibility information that can be filled in.  The parts compatibility for all chosen categories will appear in the Compatibilities expandable group.

 

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Compatibilities will be in the form of a table.  Each row of the table will contain one combination of values that a part fits.  For example, in the eBay Motors>Parts and Accessories>Car and Truck Parts categories, each row will contain information about the make/model/year/trim/engine that a part fits.   In the eBay Motors>Parts and Accessories>Motorcycle Parts categories, each row will contain information about the make/model/year/submodel that a part fits.  In the future as parts compatibilities are added to other categories different value combinations will be added.

 

A collection of rows of compatibility information is called a compatibility set in SixBit.  Compatibility sets can be provided in multiple ways.  You can...

 

 

 

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To create a compatibility set from scratch:

  1. After selecting a category that supports parts compatibilities on the Edit Item window, the Compatibilities group will appear.  Initially, the Compatibility Set dropdown will have <Manual> selected to indicate that you will be providing the compatibilities manually.   

 

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  1. Click the pencil icon pencil_16.png to the right of the Compatibility Set dropdown to open the Compatibility Set Editor.

 

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  1. If called from an item, the category chosen on the item will appear in the "Select a category..." dropdown.  This will determine the compatibility fields that will be available to fill in (i.e Make/Model/Year/Trim/Engine).  If the editor was opened from the Manage Compatibilities window, you will need to specify the category.

  2. If you have an existing compatibility set that you would like to add to this set, then choose it from the Compatibility Sets dropdown and then hit the arrow to the right of it to add it to the list.

 

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  1. For any additional entries, choose a value for each of the compatibility fields.  In this case, Make/Model/Year/Trim/Engine.  Note that in the Year selection, you can choose multiple entries by using Shift-Click or Ctrl-Click.  When finished, click the right arrow next to the fields to add them to the list.

 

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  1. At any time, you can select a row in the compatibility list and use the left arrow button to remove it from the list.

  2. When you have finished adding all the compatibilities, choose a save option in the footer.  

 

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If you want to simply save these compatibilities with the item, then choose Change this item only and click OK.  If you would like to save these compatibilities as a named set so you can use them later, choose Create a new compatibility set with these values and then click OK.  You will then be prompted for a name.  The compatibilities will then be saved and sent with your item when it is submitted.

 

 

 

 

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To create a compatibility set from the eBay catalog:

  1. After selecting a category that supports parts compatibilities on the Edit Item window, the Compatibilities group will appear.  Initially, the Compatibility Set dropdown will have <Manual> selected to indicate that you will be providing the compatibilities manually.   

 

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  1. Check the Retrieve from catalog box to display the catalog search controls. 

 

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  1. Enter a value in the Search for: field and click Go.  The matching options will appear.

 

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  1. Select the correct part and click OK.

  2. The compatibilities will be downloaded from eBay and saved with your item.  Click the pencil icon next to the Compatibility Set dropdown if you want to view or edit the compatibilities.

 

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  1. You can add or remove additional compatibilities as described earlier in To_create_a_compatibility_set_from_scratch:

  2. When you have finished adding all the compatibilities, choose a save option in the footer.  

 

If you want to simply save these compatibilities with the item, then choose Change this item only and click OK.  If you would like to save these compatibilities as a named set so you can use them later, choose Create a new compatibility set with these values and then click OK.  You will then be prompted for a name.  The compatibilities will then be saved and sent with your item when it is submitted.

 

 

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To use an existing compatibility set:

  1. After selecting a category that supports parts compatibilities on the Edit Item window, the Compatibilities group will appear.  Initially, the Compatibility Set dropdown will have <Manual> selected to indicate that you will be providing the compatibilities manually.   Change the dropdown to select an existing compatibility set.

 

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  1. Click the pencil icon next to the Compatibility Set dropdown if you want to view or edit the compatibilities.

  1. You can add or remove additional compatibilities as described earlier in To_create_a_compatibility_set_from_scratch:

  2. When you have finished adding all the compatibilities, choose a save option in the footer.  

 

If you want to simply save these compatibilities with the item, then choose Change this item only and click OK.  

 

If you would like to save the changes to the chosen set, choose Update this compatibility set.  Please note that all items that use this compatibility set will be affected.

 

If you would like to save these compatibilities as a named set so you can use them later, choose Create a new compatibility set with these values and then click OK.  You will then be prompted for a name.  The compatibilities will then be saved and sent with your item when it is submitted.