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Beyond the 43: Product Descriptor Database

The 43 critical fields contain transactional, marketing, and packaging information that was identified as the most crucial information for distributors to conduct business and sell the manufacturers’ products. However, the IDW actually has more than 350 data fields available for manufacturers to populate. This series will highlight the ways in which manufacturers can take advantage of the other data fields to provide more in-depth information, differentiate their brand, and showcase their products as they see fit. In this article, we will highlight the Product Descriptor Database.

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IDEA Dictionary: What is a Catalog Description?

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When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you're trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This issue, we bring you: Catalog Description.

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IDEA Dictionary: PDD & Electrical Attribute Schema

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When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you two related terms: the Product Descriptor Database (PDD) and the Electrical Attribute Schema.

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New EDIPro Standards Resources for EDI 832 B Views

The IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) recently published updated EDIPro standards resources for the EDI 832 B Views. As the official eBusiness standards-setting body of the electrical industry, the ISC develops and publishes industry-approved standards and guidelines to enable easier electronic communication with your trading partners.

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IDW2 Data Quality Maintenance Training

The IDEA IDW2 Data Administration group rolled out a new training program to help manufacturers provide cleaner data, more frequent updates and faster turnarounds in loading new pricing updates and promoting data synchronization between trading partners. All manufacturers benefit from…

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