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Extended Data

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The [Download] button in the Product Explorer allows you to download Products directly from D-Tools:



What are the benefits of this feature?


Downloading saves you a ton of time when adding Products to your SI 2015 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.

When to use this feature?


Any time you want to add a Product to your SI 2015 Catalog. See if we already have it to save yourself time.



The [Download] button opens the D-Tools Data Browser interface in its own window:




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.


The Extended Library button will list data from Etilize, a third-party data entry company. Click here for details.

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The InfoCOMM IQ button will list data from InfoCOMM IQ library. Click here for details.


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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:




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.




You can filter to just partner Manufacturers via the option on the ribbon:




If not using the filter above or not filtered to a particular Manufacturer, the Products will display an icon indicating whether the data is free or if it requires Data Subscription.


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Complete vs. Proposal Products


Products for download are further identified as "Complete" or "Proposal". Complete data has information like Height, Width, Depth, and/or I/Os (depending on the Product) while Proposal data does not have these fields (but you can certainly download and add these fields yourself).


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You can filter to just Complete data via the option on the ribbon:





One method to download the Products displaying on the page is to use the Download button on the Ribbon:




Here you can choose New, Matched, both New and Matched, or just the Products you have selected on the page.

You can also click the Download button next to each individual Product if you wish to download them one by one:




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:





You can choose what fields you want to download (the default is all fields), as well as a few other options:




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.

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