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Sample Vehicle Feed Files

Oodle accepts vehicle feed files in the CSV, Tab-Delimited, or XML formats. Here is a sample feed file for each of these formats:
CSV
Tab-Delimited
XML



Vehicle Fields

Required Fields
Each vehicle listing needs to include these fields. Location Fields
The location fields indicate the location of the item being listed. For location-based search to work, it is highly recommended that each listing specify its location at least down to the city or zip/postal code level. Additional Fields
The more of these additional fields that are included for a listing, the more likely that listing is to be found in searches.


Field Descriptions


address
The street address of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
3459 Oak Street

body_type
The car body type.
Format:
Text. Should correspond to common names for car body types.
Example:
sedan

category
The category of the item being listed. Here are some such categories.
Format:
Text. Please be consistent in category names.
Example:
Cars

city
The name of the city. Please use an official postal city name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Concord

color
The exterior color of the vehicle.
Format:
Text.
Example:
orange

condition
The condition of the item being listed.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: new, used, certified pre-owned.
Example:
used

country
The country abbreviation.
Format:
Text. Preferably, the two letter ISO 3166 country code.
Example:
US

create_time
The date/time at which the listing was created.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00

currency
The ISO 4217 three-letter currency code for the currency used in this listing.
Format:
Text. By default, such fields as price and salary are assumed to be specified in the currency of the country the listing is located in, and this is sufficient for the vast majority of listings. Use this field to override this assumption.
Example:
USD

dealer
The name of the dealer selling the vehicle.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Smith Automotive

dealer_email
The email of the dealer selling the vehicle.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smithautomotive.com

dealer_phone
The phone number of the dealer selling the vehicle.
Format:
Text.
Example:
123-456-7890

dealer_url
The URL of the dealer selling the vehicle.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://www.smithautotive.com/

description
A description of the listing.
Format:
Text. Maximum length 20,000 bytes.
Example:
Gently used car. Still has all original manuals.

engine_type
The engine type of the vehicle being listed.
Format:
Text.
Example:

expire_time
The date/time at which the listing expires.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00

featured
Indicates that a particular listing should be featured. This field only works if prior arrangements have been made with Oodle.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

features
The set of other characteristics the pet has.
Format:
Text. Allowed values include: air bags, air conditioning, am/fm stereo radio, antilock brakes, arm rests, ball or receiver hitch, beverage holder, center console, cd player, climate control, clock, cruise control, directional mirrors, dual power mirrors, dual power seats, front bucket seats, heated seat(s), homelink system, interval wipers, keyless entry, leather upholstery, memory seats, moon roof, navigation system, passenger climate control, power brakes, power door locks, power steering, power windows, premium sound system, premium wheels, radial tires, rear defroster, reclining seats, roof rack-luggage rack, running boards, sun roof, tachometer, tilt steering wheel, trip computer or compass, trip odometer.
Example:
air conditioning, air bags, cruise control, clock, radio

fee
Listing requires a fee to view the content (ie. requires registering at a fee-based site).
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

fuel_type
The type of fuel which the vehicle uses.
Format:
Text. Allowed values include: bio-diesel, diesel, electric, gasoline, hydrogen, natural gas, other.
Example:
diesel

id
Unique ID for this listing. You must use the same id with a listing in subsequent versions of the feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
3916251

image_url
A URL pointing to a full-sized (not thumbnail) image of the vehicle being listed. We will reduce the image to an appropriately-sized thumbnail. The image should be the specific vehicle being listed, so please do *not* include logos, stock photos or 'image unavailable' images. Multiple image URLs can be included by pipe-separating the URLs.
Format:
Fully qualified URL(s) that points to an image.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/image1.jpg|http://www.example.com/listing/image2.jpg

interior_color
The color of the interior of the vehicle being listed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
blue

ip_address
The IP address of the user that the listing was posted from.
Format:
IPv4 address in dot-decimal notation.
Example:
142.72.8.120

latitude
Latitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
37.5537

lead_email
The email address (multiple addresses allowed) where leads should be sent for each listing. Multiple addresses should be separated by a comma.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com, john@home.com, jerry@site.com

length
The length of the vehicle, in feet (this attribute is particularly for Boats)
Format:
Number.
Example:
27

longitude
Longitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
-122.3038

make
The make of the item being listed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Honda

material
The material of which the vehicle is made.
Format:
Text. Allowed values include: Aluminum, Ferro-Cement, Fiberglass, Hypalon, Inflatable, Other, Plastic, PVC, Rigid Inflatable, Steel, Wood
Example:
Aluminum

mileage
Mileage of vehicle.
Format:
Number.
Example:
114682

mileage_units
The units of mileage of the vehicle.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: miles, km, hours (eg. for boats and airplanes).
Example:
miles

model
Vehicle model.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Civic

neighborhood
Neighborhood name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Willow Park

price
The price of the listing. Note that a price of zero (0) means free. If the price is unknown or not specified, then do not include this field or leave it blank. For auction items this should be the buy-it-now price.
Format:
Floating-point number. Please use the an optional decimal point (.), rather than the comma, to indicate cents. If a dash (-) is included between two such numbers, then the price is treated as a price range.
Example:
2790.00

private_party
Indicates whether this listing is being made by an individual (private party).
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
no

registration
Listing requires registering at a site to view the content.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

secondary_source
The name of the original source of the listings, if it is other than the provider of this feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Pleasanton Listings

seller_email
The email of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com

seller_name
The name of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Joe Smith

seller_phone
The phone number of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
123-456-7890

seller_type
The type of seller of this vehicle.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: dealer, private_party.
Example:
private_party

seller_url
The URL of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://smith-classifieds.com/

state
The abbreviation for the province or state.
Format:
Text. Please use standard abbreviations where possible.
Example:
CA

title
The title of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Used 1990 Honda Civic for sale.

transmission
The type of transmission.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: standard, automatic.
Example:
automatic

trim
The trim color of the car.
Format:
Text.
Example:
silver

url
The URL of the details page for this listing. This URL must have relevent information about the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/details.html

vin
Vehicle identification number.
Format:
Text.
Example:
WDBFA67D5SF118569

year
The year the vehicle was built.
Format:
Four-digit year.
Example:
2001

zip_code
The postal code or zip code of the listing.
Format:
Text. Please use a format standard to the postal codes of the country in question.
Example:
94772

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