Exporting/Importing Vendor Part Information

Formatting the Data

This update allows you the opportunity to do a mass update of vendor part information. You need to have the CSV file formatted in a way that Fishbowl knows what to do with the data. This is easiest to do with a spreadsheet program.

All fields will be one of two types:

Fields of a Vendor Last Cost file.

Column Name Type Description
Vendor Text
(41 chars)
The name of the Vendor the following part is associated with.
Required
FishbowlPartNumber Text
(90 chars)
The Fishbowl part number being imported. Optional when updating vendor part information, required when creating new vendor parts.
This row will be skipped if the FishbowlPartNumber is blank and we cannot find the vendor part record by the VendorPartNumber.
VendorPartNumber Text
(90 chars)
The vendor part number being imported.
Required
Cost Numeric The cost of the part in the vendor's currency.
Required
UOM Text
(30 chars)
The Unit of Measure (UOM) code that Vendor offers the part in for the given cost. It defaults to "ea" (Each) if this column is not provided. If the UOM does not match up with an existing UOM in Fishbowl on Import, then nothing will be added/updated.
Optional
LeadTime Numeric
The Vendor's Lead Time for this Part. The default is zero for new part entries. If it is not included in the import then the lead time of existing parts will not be modified. The lead time must be zero or a positive number.
Optional
DefaultVendor Text
Contains either the value "true" or "false" and indicates if the vendor cost is the default for this part.
Optional
MinQty Numeric
The vendor's minimum order quantity for this part. The default is zero for new part entries. If it is not included in the import then the minimum quantity of existing parts will not be modified. The minimum quantity must be zero or a positive number.
Optional

The Vendor column must be the first column. The file must contain column names in the first row, using the column names in the table above.