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 .

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.

Acceptable Use Policy

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

  • We now have a new section outlining our Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") when using our Data Severs. We haven't changed any of the rules for using our severs, just grouped all the rules together under one section to help prevent any confusion on what you can and can't do.

Datafeed Documentation Update

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

Updated Dealer Export request and response formats to version 8, with the following changes:

  • Customer country code added.
  • Customer vatRegNo VAT registration number added.

Updated Dealer Import request and response formats (all versions) with the following changes:

  • Order custOrderNo attribute added.
  • Added explanatory note about delivery name/address.

Updated Real-Time Stock Enquiry request and response formats (all versions) with the following changes:

  • Added customer request attribute.
  • Added nett and gross response attributes.
  • Added availability request and response attributes.

General

  • Added a usage section with brief run-down of how requests are intended to be used.

New Vehicle Types

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

Vehicle export changes:

  • Added new vehicle type codes for quad bike or ATV, truck, commercial vehicle, tricycle or quadricycle, and caravan accessory.

Dealer Import Request Format

The Catalyst CMS Datafeed documentation has been updated:

Updated Dealer Import request format (all versions) with the following changes:

  • Customer ref attribute maximum length increased from 15 to 30.
  • Customer attributes codes added.
  • Customer country code added.
  • Customer vatRegNo VAT registration number added.