Mapping Order Management Item Properties and Attributes to EBay Item Specifics

Item Specifics are custom fields that can be set on eBay listings. You can map them to various Item fields and/ or Attributes in Order Management so they are set automatically when Items are exported from Order Management to eBay.

An Item Specific can be mapped at the Category or Item level in Order Management. If an Item Specific is mapped to a Subcategory or Item, then it will override any Item Specific that is mapped to a parent Category.

This topic contains the following sections:

Adding Item Specifics to a Category

To add an eBay Item Specific to a Category in Order Management, do the following:

  1. Select Categories from the Settings accordion menu to open the Category Manager.
  2. Browse to the desired Category and select it, or search for it by entering a search term in the Category Name box and clicking Search.
  3. Click Provider Attributes to open the Provider dialog.
  4. Select Auction – eBay from the top drop-down list. This choice is only available if the eBay Provider is installed and configured.
  5. Select Listing – Item Custom Specifies Map from the Object Configuration drop-down list and click Add Individual Setting.
  6. Enter one or more eBay Item Specifics in the map field using this syntax:

    eBay_Item_Specific_Name=value

    The value can represent an Order Management Item Attribute, an Order Management Item property, or a constant value as follows:

    • To map the Item Specific to an Item Attribute, use the following syntax: {Attributes.(“BFL_Attribute_Code”)}
    • To map the Item Specific to an Item Property, use the following syntax: {BFL_Property} The following Order Management Item properties can be mapped:
      • Code
      • Cost
      • Description
      • DescriptionShort
      • DescriptionTitle
      • RetailPrice
      • Title
      • WholesalePrice
    • To map the Item Specific to a constant value, simply enter the constant value.
  7. Click Update.

Adding Item Specifics to an Item

To add an eBay Item Specific to an Item in Order Management, do the following:

  1. Select Inventory Manager from the Home accordion menu to open the Inventory Manager.
  2. Search for the desired Item as described in Searching for Items.
  3. Click the Provider Configuration icon to open the Provider dialog.
  4. Select Auction – eBay from the top drop-down list. This choice is only available if the eBay Provider is installed and configured.
  5. Select Listing – Item Custom Specifies Map from the Object Configuration drop-down list and click Add Individual Setting.
  6. Enter one or more eBay Item Specifics in the map field using this syntax:

    eBay_Item_Specific_Name=value

    The value can represent an Order Management Item Attribute, an Order Management Item property, or a constant value as follows:

    • To map the Item Specific to an Item Attribute, use the following syntax: {Attributes.(“BFL_Attribute_Code”)}
    • To map the Item Specific to an Item Property, use the following syntax: {BFL_Property} The following Order Management Item properties can be mapped:
      • Code
      • Cost
      • Description
      • DescriptionShort
      • DescriptionTitle
      • RetailPrice
      • Title
      • WholesalePrice
    • To map the Item Specific to a constant value, simply enter the constant value.
  7. Click Update.

Examples of Item Specific Mapping Syntax

Following are some examples of Item Specific mapping syntax:

Size={Attributes.(“bf_SIZE”)}

Brand={Attributes.(“brand”)}

RetailPrice={RetailPrice}

Brand=AcmeCorporation