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Add From Library

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The [Add From] button in the Library section of the ribbon in the Product Explorer allows you to download Products directly from D-Tools:


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Downloading saves you a ton of time when adding Products to your SI 2017 Catalog by providing most of the fields needed to use the Products within Projects and Service Orders, once you set your pricing and verify the data.



The [Add From] button opens the Add Products From Library interface in its own window:


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The Library button allows you to choose how you want the D-Tools Product library to display, either by Manufacturer or by Category:


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The D-Tools Product Library is data that has been input by D-Tools.


You can choose how many records display on the page, from 10 to 50, and pagination controls will appear if your data exceeds the records per page:


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Partner vs. Non-Partner Products


When in the Manufacturers who are partnered with D-Tools have a green icon next to their name. This data is available to download for everyone. Manufacturers who are not partnered with D-Tools have a red icon next their name. This data is only available to download if you have opted for our Data Subscription service.


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If you do not have the Data Subscription service, you will only see partner data:


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If you select a Partner, they will often the Partner Info tab will be the default display. To see the Products click the Search Results tab along the bottom of the interface:


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One method to download the Products displaying on the page is to use the Download button on the Ribbon where you can choose "Selected" or "All":


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You can also select the Products you wish to download and click the Download button next to one of the selected Products:


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Another option is to select the Products that you want to download and drag them over to the Downloads section on the right side of the interface. Use [Shift] or [Ctrl] on your keyboard to select multiple products.


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You can choose what fields you want to download, as well as a few other options:


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There are two tabs, "New products" and "Matched products" that allow you to choose which fields will download for each scenario. For matched products (products already downloaded to your Catalog) you may want to be choosy here so you don't overwrite any fields that you've customized.


Mark downloaded product(s) as approved

This option is checked by default. You may wish to uncheck this if you want to easily find products in your Catalog that you have not yet reviewed.

Ignore blank product field values

This option is checked by default. Having this checked will not overwrite a locally populated field with a blank field from the D-Tools Library when doing an update on a Product you have previously downloaded. For example: You downloaded a Product that had no MSRP value and no I/Os. You manually add the MSRP but request that D-Tools update the I/Os. You are notified that we have corrected the Product and added I/Os so you open the D-Tools Data Browser and choose to re-download the Product. You would want this box checked so it did not zero out the MSRP that you manually entered.

Download product thumbnail(s)

This will download the jpg thumbnail image for products.

Extended Library


The Extended Library button will list data from Etilize, a third-party data entry company. You must have our Data Subscription service in order to access this data.

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The [Portal.io] button will list data from Portal.io, a third-party data source. Click here for details.


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