Configuring the Coverage File Download for Suppliers
Coverage files are downloaded in Smart eCat. You need to choose how the coverage file should be downloaded for each supplier on the Suppliers window (Configuration menu > Parts > Suppliers > Set Coverage File Download Options button).
If the Set Coverage File Download Options button active and clicked, a popup window appears with two options: Automatic or Manual.
Automatic and Manual
This setting is for the suppliers that download an MCL file.
An MCL file downloads
R.O. Writer deletes the old file and replaces it with the new file.
Automatic is selected by default for suppliers that download coverage files.
This setting is for suppliers that need to manually create an MCL file and import it into Smart eCat.
No file downloads automatically but can be downloaded manually in Smart eCat > Update Coverages.
The Automatic and Manual settings are available for the following suppliers:
- ATD Connect
- Auto Value
- Bumper to
- Carroll Tire
- Federated Auto Parts
- Motorcraft eCounter
- National Tire Warehouse
- OEConnect RepairLink
Set Coverage File Download Disabled for Specific Suppliers
The Set Coverage File Download Options button is disabled for the following suppliers:
Coverage downloads are not available for Autoi suppliers. The coverage must be manually created and/or imported. When MCL files are imported for Autoi, the old file is deleted and replaced.
Transtar does not use MCL files.
You configure the NAPA coverage update in the Part Expert Data Utility installed with Epicor. Then, NAPA's coverage is updated when Epicor is updated.
Nexpart and ACDelco Connect
Nexpart and ACDelco Connect download coverage files
- In Smart eCat > Update Coverages.
- When R.O. Writer is launched (according to the Default Coverage setting on the Options tab in Smart eCat Configuration).
When Nexpart and ACDelco Connect download MCL files, R.O. Writer deletes the old file and tries to download the MCL file.
- If successful, parts are mapped by part number and line code.
- Smart eCat searches by part number and line code.
- If the MCL download fails, R.O. Writer converts the DCF to an MCL. The conversion maps parts by part number and manufacturer code.
- Smart eCat searches by part number and manufacturer code.
Checking the Last Coverage Update
If you want to know the last time coverages were updated, check Catalog Options.
Click Configuration menu > Repair Order > Catalog Options > click the Show Servers & Coverages button. The Epicor Catalog Information window opens displaying the date of the current catalog date.