Catalog Change Request


Quick Navigation: Change Item Form Completion Color Coding Change Restrictions Logged Changes Xrefs


Data for a catalog entry can be added, changed, or deleted with the Change Item form. Change requests must be approved to take effect. If a change is not possible using this form, post a request using the Catalog Requests topic in the discussion forum.

View recent changes on the Catalog Change Log page.
Pending requests may be deleted on the My Activity page.


Completing the Change Item Form

  1. Select the item type at the upper right of the page.
  2. Enter the item number.
  3. Click one or more of the checkboxes on the left side and enter new data on the right.
  4. Include a note at the bottom (optional).
  5. Click the Submit Request button.

If additional help is needed to complete this form, contact a Catalog Administrator.

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Color Coding for Change Requests

Catalog changes are given a color-coded status:

- Yellow means the request is pending approval.
- Green means the request was approved.
- Red means the request was not approved.
- Blue means that we made a change ourselves without using the Change Item form.

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Restrictions on Change Requests

  • It's not possible to submit additional changes to the same item if a request is pending approval.
  • It's not possible to update an item if new data is the same as existing data.
  • It's not possible to change an item number to a number already in use under the same item type.

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Logged and Unlogged Changes

All changes to catalog entries made by members using the Change Item form are logged. Many changes we make directly to data are logged, but some are not. Logged changes are shown below and any other changes we make are not logged.

  • Item Category Change
  • Item Number Change
  • Item Type Change
  • Item Merge
  • Category Name Change
  • Category Merge
  • Color Name Change
  • Color Merge
  • Xref Move

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Xref (Cross-Referenced) Changes

Moving an xref means changing cross-references within the catalog. Changes can be completed between colors for an item or between two different catalog entries. Cross-reference changes affect:

  • Items for sale
  • Items sold (includes the Price Guide feature)
  • Items in shopping carts
  • Items wanted (the Wanted List feature)
  • Items saved in favorite searches
  • Items with Order Item Removal Requests

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