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PIES PAdb September 2016 Release

The September 2016 release introduced 23 new attributes and 4 new style types.  The current total number of attributes is 7,707.  The total number of style types is 48.

The Product Attribute database (PAdb) is an auto care industry standard reference database to be used in conjunction with the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES). The PAdb standardizes the way product-specific performance and physical attributes are exchanged between trading partners. The PAdb defines the way trading partners exchange information about the form, fit and function of thousands of automotive products—making that information consistent and predictable across the industry. Rich, complete and accurate product attribute information is an essential component of marketing any product successfully. All customers—professional shop and retail consumers—rely on robust product attributes to make informed decisions and select the most appropriate product for their needs. Performance and physical attributes address the objective differences between two similar products. This information enables customers to make informed and knowledgeable decisions, fully aware of the differences between similar products. The PAdb is available to subscribers only. Use the download link on the right to access the latest release of the PAdb. Change requests and new attribute requests can also be made through the product attribute user interface.


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