Today ETIM international released version 4.0 of its internationally coordinated guideline for suppliers to provide ETIM based product data according to BMEcat® version 2005. This guideline aims to give international suppliers a clear and uniform exchange format to distribute their product data to all ETIM supporting countries.
Version 4.0 is not just an incrementally updated version, but with new elements like country specific PRODUCT_CHARACTERISTICS, a new transaction T_NEW_PRODUCTDATA and supporting ETIM MC and dynamic ETIM release, as well as many other smaller changes and extensions.
The guideline documentation consists of a format description with corresponding XSD schema, as well as an overview list that defines which elements are considered mandatory or optional for data deliveries in the respective ETIM countries. The documentation is completed with a XSD diagram and a small sample file for testing. You can find the complete documentation as a zip-file in the download section at this website.