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Developer News

Here you will find news of any updates to our interfaces or documentation for linking to our on-line systems (e.g. Catalyst FindIt, eCommerce).

  • You will need to be a registered developer with Catalyst (contact programming @ catalyst-uk.com) to get your username and password to download the documentation. (The latest copy can always be found at https://www.catalyst-uk.com/dev/CMS Datafeed.pdf).
  • Terms governing the use of our on-line services for third parties are detailed in the document above in the "Acceptable Use Policy" section.
  • Keep up to date with the latest parts and price changes .

Stock item applications

Updated Business Export request and response formats to version 16, with the following changes:

  • Added stock applications to the stock export.

Vehicle videos and new vehicle types

Updated Business Export request and response formats to version 15, with the following changes:

  • Added title response element to the vehicle export.
  • Added videos to the vehicle export.
  • Added new vehicle type codes for bicycle and electric assisted pedal cycle.
  • Added a new vehicle type code for trailer.

Requesting alternative image sizes

Updated request and response formats to version 13, with the following changes:

  • Added image-length request attribute for specifying the maximum image size to retrieve.

Increased model description length

Updated request and response formats to version 12, with the following changes:

  • Vehicle export description, model and stdModel may now contain up to four lines of up to 40 characters each split over successive lines.

dimensions, weights in Vehicle Feed

Updated request and response formats to version 11, with the following changes:

  • Added dimensions response element to the vehicle export.
  • Added weights response element to the vehicle export.

stdManufacturer, stdModel in Vehicle Feed

Updated request and response formats to version 10, with the following changes:

  • Added stdManufacturer response element to the vehicle export.
  • Added stdModel response element to the vehicle export.

Change of URL

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

  • All download feeds and uploads should now be sent to our server at https://www.catalyst-data.co.uk.
  • Requests sent to https://www.catalyst-findit.co.uk will continue to work for now, but will only support feed versions from 3 up to 8 and will no longer be updated with new features.
  • Requests sent to https://www.catalyst-data.co.uk supports feed versions from 6 to 9 and any future versions.

Updated request and response formats to version 9, with the following changes:

  • Added model response element to the vehicle export.
  • Added site request attribute to the e-commerce order import.

Real-Time Logistics Export

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

  • Supplying a customer for the Real-Time Logistics Export is no longer mandatory.

Real-Time Logistics - Extra Legs

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

  • You can now import/export extra legs and trailer information using the Real-Time Logistics Import and the Real-Time Logistics Export.

Real-Time Logistics Updates

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

  • We have added the Real-Time Logistics Export and Real-Time Logistics Import requests that allows third party websites to post, update and enquire about jobs in the Platinum Logistics in Real-Time.