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What is Check My File and how can it help fix my Inventory File errors?

The Check My File feature allows you to validate your Inventory File Template before creating or updating your listings in the Amazon catalog This feature detects errors in the file, and adds information and formatting that allows you to identify items that triggered errors and warnings. You can then correct the errors and warnings in this same file, and upload the corrected file to create or update your listings on Amazon.

To use the Check My File feature:

  1. In Seller Central, under Inventory, select Add Products via Upload.
  2. Download the appropriate Inventory File Template for your products and update it with your changes.
  3. On the Add Products via Upload page, in the Upload Inventory Files section, select the type of file you want to upload.
  4. Browse to select the Inventory File Template that includes your changes and click the Check my file button.
  5. When processing is complete, download the checked file from the Inventory file upload status section at the bottom of the page; under Actions click View checked file.
  6. Review error and warning information in the checked file and make your updates.
  7. Save the updated file as a Text (tab-delimited) (*.txt) file. Excel saves the active sheet only (the Template tab).
  8. On the Add Products via Upload page, do one of the following:
    • Re-check your product information, repeating the steps above.
    • Create or update your listings by selecting the tab-delimited file that includes your updates then clicking Upload Now.

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