• ACES = Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard. Industry XML standard for the exchange of automotive product applications data.
  • Brand Table = Brand Identification Database. Industry standard reference database of brands, brand owners and their parent company names.
  • Core = The rebuildable portion of automotive components, such as starters, alternators and carburetors.
  • Fitment = Compatibility of a part/product to a vehicle.
  • Notes = A note about a part. A note is fitment (YMMSE) specific
  • PAdb = Product Attribute Database. Industry standard reference database to be used in conjunction with PIES.
  • PCdb = Product Classification Database. Industry standard reference database to be used in conjunction with ACES.
  • PIES = Product Information Exchange Standard. Industry XML standard for the exchange of automotive product attribute information. The “standards” are open to interpretation.
  • Qdb = Qualifier Database. Industry standard reference database to standardize terminology within the industry and reduce the number of potentially confusing free-text expressions found in applications.
  • SE = Submodel / Engine Type
  • Universal Fitment = A part/product that is compatible with any vehicle.
  • VCdb = Vehicle Configuration Database. A relational database of vehicle configurations.
  • YMM = Year / Make / Model
  • YMMSE  = Year / Make / Model  / Submodel / Engine Type
  • YMMSE + Notes = Year / Make / Model / Submodel / Engine Type + Notes

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