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Publicly-Available Fields in the IDW

In order to meet distributors' needs for “publicly-available” product data in the IDW for all manufacturers, IDEA collaborated with the Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) consisting of manufacturers and distributors to research and determine the fields that are needed. As a result, publicly-available data for five common fields the IAC agreed upon are now accessible to Catalog Level distributors in the IDW.

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New UNSPSC® Code Set Released for Electrical Industry and Used in IDW

A new version of the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®) classification code set, a global standard for product categorization, was recently released. The product descriptors in the Electrical Attribute Schema are based on the UNSPSC® codes which are required to load new product data into the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW). The UNSPSC® v15 release is now available for public access and download from the Standards Resources webpage.

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