Datafeed Setup Guide

Datafeed Setup Guide


Elite Rebuildable Cars makes updating your inventory effortless with its automatic uploads. Have your webmaster follow the data feed instructions below to keep your inventory current at all times.

If you do not have a webmaster, we can help with that too! Just Contact Us to speak with our web design and development team.

Have your webmaster see the instruction below for data file format or Contact Us for further instructions regarding our computer technological services.


Requirements

In order to be considered for our automatic inventory sourcing, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have an active EliteRebuildableCars.com paid dealer account.
  • Your data file must meet the specifications below.

*Note: If at any time you fail to meet these requirements, EliteRebuildableCars.com reserves the right to deactivate your data feed.


Automatic Nightly Uploads

If you already have a database-driven website, then your entire inventory can be uploaded to EliteRebuildableCars.com automatically on a scheduled basis. Simply make your data available as a .csv file on your website and provide us with the URL. Our system will do the rest.

Have your webmaster see the instructions below for the data file format.

If you do not have a database-driven website, or have additional questions regarding the data file format, please Contact Us for assistance.


Setup Procedure

Once you have constructed your data file per the specifications below, the URL should be emailed to info@eliterebuildablecars.com. One of our designated tech employees will review your data and will contact you if any changes are necessary.

When the file is acceptable, a confirmation email will be sent.


Data Import Format

The data format for the data import is a CSV (“comma-separated values.”) The delimiter to separate fields is the “,” (comma symbol.”) The delimiter needs to be present even if the field is empty.

Each vehicle must have all of its data on one line. No html code will be allowed.

*Note: The description field cannot contain any double-quotes within the field.


Format Specification
Field#
Field Name
Required
Notes
1
Dealer ID
Required
Generated during signup
2
Stock #
Required
Free Form
3
Category
Required
Car, Suv, Pickup, Van, Motorsport, Recreational
4
Title
Required
Free Form. (example: For Sale 2012 BMW M3. Low Miles.)
5
Year
Required
Numeric Only, Four Digits.
6
Make
Required
Should be a valid Make for best results.
7
Model
Required
Should be a valid Model for best results.
8
Price
Required
Numeric Only. US Dollar amounts only. A “1” price will have site display “call for price”
9
Vin number
Optional
WBSKG9C55CE798835
10
Mileage
Required
Numeric Only. If mileage not available field must be 0
11
Body Type
Required
ATV, Convertible, Coupe, Hatchback, Motorcycle, Pickup, Sedan, Suv, Van, Wagon, Watercraft, Jet Ski
12
Drive Type
Optional
Free Form
13
Exterior Color
Optional
Free Form
14
Interior Color
Optional
Free Form
15
Transmission
Optional
Free Form
16
Cylinders
Optional
Numeric Only
17
Fuel Type
Optional
Free Form
18
Damage
Optional
Free Form
19
Title Type
Required
NY 907A, Salvage, Clean. Rebuilt, Bill of Sale, Parts Only, Certificate of Destruction, Contact Dealer
19
Odometer
Optional
Actual, Not Actual, TMU, Exempt
20
Engine
Optional
Free Form
21
External Link
Required
http://www.yourexternallink.com
22
Image
Required
Main image for vehicle. The URL should point directly to the image file.
23-33
Image2 – 12
Optional
The URL should point directly to the image file.