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 Author: StudsOnTop View Messages Posted By StudsOnTop
 Posted: Mar 25, 2011 14:01
 Subject: Order Download XML - CATEGORY field empty.
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Hi Admin,

When using the XML Order download page here:
http://www.bricklink.com/orderExcel.asp

If you download one or more orders in XML format, then the
tags are always empty (see example below) whereas you'd expect the CategoryID
value to be in there.

Any chance the value could be inserted if it's not too time consuming to do?
For now, I can get around it by looking up the CategoryID of each item in the
downloaded master catalog, but it's adding additional processing time for each
lot ordered. Not a huge issue, but I figured I'd best report it in case it's
just an oversight.

Many thanks.


Example of an XML order lot with the empty Category value:


25992347
1

23
0.896
20
1


N
P
3005
10
10
0.86
20
0.815
40
0.762
D-BRICK 1
0.44
18385564
0

 Author: sf_bricks View Messages Posted By sf_bricks
 Posted: Nov 4, 2014 18:23
 Subject: Re: Order Download XML - CATEGORY field empty.
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Hi

is there a reason why the description field is empty ?

In Suggestions, StudsOnTop writes:
  Hi Admin,

When using the XML Order download page here:
http://www.bricklink.com/orderExcel.asp

If you download one or more orders in XML format, then the
tags are always empty (see example below) whereas you'd expect the CategoryID
value to be in there.

Any chance the value could be inserted if it's not too time consuming to do?
For now, I can get around it by looking up the CategoryID of each item in the
downloaded master catalog, but it's adding additional processing time for each
lot ordered. Not a huge issue, but I figured I'd best report it in case it's
just an oversight.

Many thanks.


Example of an XML order lot with the empty Category value:


25992347
1

23
0.896
20
1


N
P
3005
10
10
0.86
20
0.815
40
0.762
D-BRICK 1
0.44
18385564
0