Metadata is available in XML and JSON output formats.

company - list of companies

Details about the API call for metadata can be found in the company metadata method article.

Each manufacturer or supplier is assigned to a company.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
name   String (255) Name of the company
manufacturer   manufacturer Reference to the manufacturer object; only available if this company is a manufacturer
supplier   supplier Reference to the supplier object; only available if this company is a supplier

 

manufacturer - list of manufacturers

Details about the API call for metadata can be found in the company metadata method article.

Manufacturer of a product.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id Yes Long Unique key
name Yes String (255) Manufacturer identifier
shortName Yes String (255) Manufacturer shortened name
deeplink Yes String (2048) URL, link to the manufacturer page on the ITscope platform

 

supplier - list of suppliers

Details about the API call for metadata can be found in the company metadata method article.

Supplier of a source of supply.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id Yes Long Unique key
name Yes String (255) Supplier identifier
deeplink Yes String (2048) URL, link to the supplier page on the ITscope platform
customerAccountNumber   String (255) Customer number in case of partnership. Can be used as a filter to determine if there is a partnership with this supplier

 

productType - list of product types

Details about the API call for metadata can be found in the products/producttypes metadata method article.

Type of product, e.g. server or processor.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id Yes Long Unique key
productTypeGroup Yes productTypeGroup (3) Reference to product type group (ProductTypeGroup.id, n:1)
name Yes String (255) Identifier of the product type. Can be used as a 2nd category level.
attributeTypeId1   Long Unambiguous attribute key to build a possible subcategory, points 1:n to AttributeCluster.attributeTypeId
attributeTypeName1   String (255) Identifier of the attribute to build up a possible subcategory
attributeTypeId2   Long Unambiguous Attribute Key to build a possible subcategory, points 1:n to AttributeCluster.attributeTypeId
attributeTypeName2   String (255) Identifier of the attribute to build up a possible subcategory
attributeTypeId3   Long Unambiguous attribute key to build a possible subcategory, points 1:n to AttributeCluster.attributeTypeId
attributeTypeName3   String (255) Identifier of the attribute to build up a possible subcategory
attributeTypeId4   Long Unambiguous Attribute Key to build a possible subcategory, points 1:n to AttributeCluster.attributeTypeId
attributeTypeName4   String (255) Identifier of the attribute to build up a possible subcategory
attributeTypeId5   Long Unambiguous Attribute Key to build a possible subcategory, points 1:n to AttributeCluster.attributeTypeId
attributeTypeName5   String (255) Identifier of the attribute to build up a possible subcategory
attributeType   attributeType Reference to attributeType table

attributeType

Specific characteristics of product properties.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id   Long Unique identifier of a specific property type
name   String (255) Name of the specific property type
rank   Long Ranking of the property type, e.g. this can be used for sorting
type   Integer Data type of the property type
attributeUnit   attributeUnit Reference to attributeUnit table
groupId   Long Identifier of a property group, not a table reference, but uniquely identifies attributeTypeGroupName
groupName   String (255) Name of the property group

attributeUnit

Units of all characteristics.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id   String (100) Unique identifier of a unit
baseUnitId   String (100) The base unit of the unit
mFactor   Long Multiplication factor for conversion of the base unit into the unit
divFactor   Long Divisor for conversion of the base unit into the unit

productTypeGroup

Details about the API call for metadata can be found in the products/producttypes metadata method article.

Product type grouping.

Name Compulsory field Data type Description
id Yes String (3) Unique key
name Yes String (255) Name of the group of product types, e.g. network technology. Can be used as a 1st category level.

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