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How to Read an Active Listings Report

The Active Listings Report is a tab-delimited file that you can open in any spreadsheet or database program, such as Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel. Listing data and file columns can then be modified within the spreadsheet, and uploaded at any time using the Inventory Loader or Listing Loader. For more information, see Using Reports to Update Inventory.

If you open the report in Microsoft Excel, the leading zeroes for ISBNs in the product ID column will be dropped by Excel. You can prevent this by using the import wizard and forcing the product-id column to be imported as text. Please see Microsoft Excel help for more information on this feature.

Below is a list of fields that appear in the report, as well as definitions of those fields and examples for each. The unused fields are provided for backwards compatibility to allow sellers who originally integrated their business using these fields to continue with their current software programs. If you do not need any of these fields, you may simply delete the columns from your downloaded report.

review these fields to understand the Active Listings Report.

Field name Definition Example
item-name The title of the item listed. This will be populated with Amazon catalogue data. The Taking [Mass Market Paperback] by Dean Koontz
listing-id An identifier created by Amazon when you create a listing. Consists of 4 digits, a capital letter, and 6 more digits. 1234A123456
seller-sku Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) are unique blocks of letters and/or numbers that identify your products. SKUs are assigned by you as the seller. 154844
quantity The quantity of the product available for purchase. 15
product-id-type A numeric entry that indicates if the product-id is an ASIN, ISBN, UPC, or EAN code/number. When uploading files in Standard Book format, this field value will default to 2 (ISBN) unless otherwise specified.

1 = ASIN

2 = ISBN

3 = UPC

4 = EAN

item-note Your description of the listing. read once, no scratches, normal condition
item-condition This is your condition code for the listing.

1 = Used; Like New

2 = Used; Very Good

3 = Used; Good

4 = Used; Acceptable

5 = Collectible; Like New

6 = Collectible; Very Good

7 = Collectible; Good

8 = Collectible; Acceptable

11 = New

will-ship-internationally y = listings that are available to customers outside of Canada.

n = listings that are available only to customers in Canada.

expedited-shipping This will always be n n

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