Catalog availability


The catalog availability allows you to know if the catalog is available or not on TraceParts.


This web service requires an API Key. Please use the form to request your API Key.


This API returns if a catalog is available. If it is, the ID of the catalog and the date of the last update are also returned.

Building a URL

The CatalogAvailability API request takes the following form:


Certain parameters are required while others are optional. As it is standard in URLs, all parameters are separated using the ampersand (&) character. The list of parameters and their possible values are enumerated below.

Required parameters

Parameter NameData typeDefault valueDescription
ApiKeystringnoneCode calling an API to track and control how the API is used
FormatstringnoneAnswer file type (xml, json)
CatalogstringnoneLabel of the catalog as the requester knows it. TraceParts handles a list of aliases to match with our internal IDs
Versioninteger1Version of the answer

Optional parameters

Parameter NameData typeDefault valueDescription
UserEmailstringnoneUser email / User ID
ActiveJsonLightboolean0Enables the light version when json is the answer file type

Example of CatalogAvailability API

The request below returns the availability of the “Schaeffler” catalog, known as “INAFAG” catalogID in the TraceParts database, as an xml file.{ApiKey}&Version=2

By changing the Format and adding the ActiveJsonLight, CatalogAvailability returns the availability as a light Json file.{ApiKey}&Version=2

CatalogAvailability responses

CatalogAvailability responses are returned in the Format indicated by the Format parameter within the URL request’s path.

JSON Output

A sample HTTP request is shown below, displaying the availability of a catalog.

"updated":"2017-10-24 22:00:00Z"

XML Output

Same example as above.

<Updated>2017-10-24 22:00:00Z</Updated>

CatalogAvailability response elements

CatalogAvailability responses contain three elements:

  • “Availability”: true or false if the catalog is available or not on the TraceParts database.
  • “ClassificationId”: TraceParts ID for the catalog. It is 33 characters maximum (A through Z, 0 through 9 and – and _ ).
  • “Updated”: date (ISO 8601 format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sTZD) of the last update of a product of the catalog.

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Last updated October 26, 2017