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BMEcat 1.2 field Mandatory field Mandatory field
(conditional)
Description
SUPPLIER_AID X item number
EAN X EAN or GTIN
DESCRIPTION_SHORT X item name
DESCRIPTION_LONG X detailed product description
MANUFACTURER_AID X item number of the manufacturer
MANUFACTURER_NAME X manufacturer
ARTICLE_PRICE price_type X price type
PRICE_AMOUNT X item price
PRICE_QUANTITY price quantity
DATETIME type=valid_start_date* valid_start_date
DATETIME type=valid_end_date* valid_end_date
PRICE_CURRENCY X currency
TAX X VAT
DELIVERY_TIME X delivery time
ORDER_UNIT X order unit
CONTENT_UNIT X content unit
NO_CU_PER_OU X packaging volume
QUANTITY_MIN minimum order quantity
QUANTITY_INTERVAL quantity scale
KEYWORD search term
CATALOG_GROUP_ID X ID of related
category
REFERENCE_FEATURE_SYSTEM X classification system
(e.g. eCl@ss 5.1.4)
MIME_SOURCE (1) X product picture
MIME_SOURCE (2-6) additional
images
MIME_SOURCE (7) product data sheet
MIME_SOURCE (8) X safety data sheet
ARTICLE_ORDER order of items
ARTICLE_REFERENCE reference items
BUYER_AID type, BUYER_AID specific attributes
of the buying company
ERP_GROUP_BUYER* material class
of the buying company
FNAME (1-10) item features

* The fields DATETIME type=valid_start_date, DATETIME type=valid_end_date and ERP_GROUP_BUYER are not supported.

Hints concerning the conditional mandatory fields:

EAN:
The EAN or GTIN has only to be stated if the number is provided by the manufacturer.

CONTENT_UNIT and NO_CU_PER_OU:
If a CONTENT_UNIT is used, the NO_CU_PER_OU must also be stated. In case of the ORDER_UNIT C62 (piece), SET (set), ST (sheet) and PR (pair) the use of CONTENT_UNIT and NO_CU_PER_OU is not required.

REFERENCE_FEATURE_SYSTEM:
For Mercateo catalogues the use of eCl@ss-5.1.4 and the customs tariff number is mandatory.
For exclusive catalogues the classification system required by the customer is mandatory.

MIME_SOURCE (1)
At least one meaningful illustration must be indicated per item in the catalogue.

MIME_SOURCE (8)
A safety data sheet must be stated in case of hazardous products.