Change Inventory Item Number

Overview
Use this import to to change the item number (SKU) for an existing Linnworks inventory item. All existing links to listings will be maintained

Table of Contents

Criteria

The following criteria will be used when validating the contents of the file prior to importing the data to Linnworks

Original SKU 

  • The Original SKU must already exist as a Linnworks Inventory Item
  • The Original SKU must only exist once in the file, if multiples are identified all instances of the Original SKU in the file will be ignored and no update will be made to the existing Linnworks inventory item

New SKU

  • The New SKU must not be the same as an existing Linnworks Inventory Item
  • The New SKU must only exist once in the file, if multiples are identified all instances in the file will be ignored and the no updates will made for the Original SKU's in these rows

Both Original and New SKU

  • The contents of both columns must be entirely unique, i.e. the same SKU code can not exist in both columns in the file. No update will be made to the Linnworks inventory items where an Original SKU code is found in the New SKU code column or vice versa

Available Columns

Legend

KeyDescription
Compulsory This field is a compulsory requirement for the import. The data must exist as a column in the CSV and be mapped to the named field.
Additional This field relies on dependent data that is a compulsory requirement for the import. If this field is included in the import then the dependent fields must also be mapped.
Forbidden When the field is included in the import, the additional named field(s) are not permitted to be mapped and included in the import. Inclusion of both fields in the same import will prevent the import from executing.

Columns

KeyColumnDescriptionDependent fields
Compulsory Original SKU The Item Number (SKU) for the existing Linnworks inventory item that you wish to change to a new SKU code  
Compulsory New SKU The new SKU code that going forwards will be used to identify the inventory item within Linnworks  

Scenarios

Below are some samples to provide more details on the criteria defined above to explain the outcome

Good Import File

RowOriginal SKUNew SKUResult
1 TEST_SS7050 A0001 SKU will be updated
2 TEST_SS7051 A0002 SKU will be updated
3 TEST_SS7052 A0003 SKU will be updated
4 TEST_SS7053 A0004 SKU will be updated
5 TEST_SS7054 A0005 SKU will be updated
6 TEST_SS7055 A0006 SKU will be updated
7 TEST_SS7056 A0007 SKU will be updated
8 TEST_SS7057 A0008 SKU will be updated
9 TEST_SS7058 A0009 SKU will be updated
10 TEST_SS7059 A0010 SKU will be updated

Original SKU duplicated

RowOriginal SKUNew SKUResult
1 TEST_SS7050 A0001 SKU will be updated
2 TEST_SS7051 A0002 SKU will be updated
3 TEST_SS7052 A0003 SKU will be updated
4 TEST_SS7053 A0004 SKU WILL NOT update. Original SKU also exists in row 9
5 TEST_SS7054 A0005 SKU will be updated
6 TEST_SS7055 A0006 SKU will be updated
7 TEST_SS7056 A0007 SKU will be updated
8 TEST_SS7057 A0008 SKU will be updated
9 TEST_SS7053 A0009 SKU WILL NOT update. Original SKU also exists in row 4
10 TEST_SS7059 A0010 SKU will be updated

New SKU duplicated

RowOriginal SKUNew SKUResult
1 TEST_SS7050 A0001 SKU will be updated
2 TEST_SS7051 A0002 SKU will be updated
3 TEST_SS7052 A0003 SKU will be updated
4 TEST_SS7053 A0004 SKU WILL NOT update. New SKU also exists in row 9
5 TEST_SS7054 A0005 SKU will be updated
6 TEST_SS7055 A0006 SKU will be updated
7 TEST_SS7056 A0007 SKU will be updated
8 TEST_SS7057 A0008 SKU will be updated
9 TEST_SS7058 A0004 SKU WILL NOT update. New SKU also exists in row 4
10 TEST_SS7059 A0010 SKU will be updated

SKU exists in both Original and New SKU columns

RowOriginal SKUNew SKUResult
1 TEST_SS7050 A0001 SKU will be updated
2 TEST_SS7051 A0002 SKU will be updated
3 TEST_SS7052 A0003 SKU will be updated
4 TEST_SS7053 TEST_SS7058 SKU WILL NOT update. New SKU is an existing Linnworks inventory item and New SKU also in the Original SKU column in row 9
5 TEST_SS7054 A0005 SKU will be updated
6 TEST_SS7055 A0006 SKU will be updated
7 TEST_SS7056 A0007 SKU will be updated
8 TEST_SS7057 A0008 SKU will be updated
9 TEST_SS7058 A0009 SKU WILL NOT update. Original SKU also exists in the NEW SKU column in row 4
10 TEST_SS7059 A0010 SKU will be updated

Example Files