ISBN Lookup Setup Guide

Once your key is obtained and your attributes are created, you must contact a Pacific Amber support representative to activate your key in AmberPOS. But first, you must complete all the following steps:

 

1. You must first obtain your own ISBN access key. To do this, create an account at www.isbndb.com.

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2.  Enter your desired account information, and verify your account via your email address as instructed by the website. 

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2. Access the Account section again, and login to your created account. 

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3. Next, select the Developer Area, Remote Access API option.

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4. Select the Manage Access Keys option. 

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5. Select Generate a new key.

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6. Finally, select the Generate new key button

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7. A new page will appear showing your newly created key. 

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3. Next, you must create the following SKU attributes:

Authors

Publisher

Book Edition

Subject (optional, may not work for all books)

 

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       Step 1: Select the Attribute Type as Sku.

       Step 2: Under the name field, enter Authors. Then, select the format as Text. You may enter a tab name if you would like your attributes to be in a separate tab. 

       Step 3: Select Add New Attribute to enter it into the system. 

       Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 for PublisherBook Edition, and Subject. Once your attributes are added, they should appear on the right-hand side as shown in the image above. 

 

4. For this step, you must contact a Pacific Amber representative at 604-457-3000 to enable your isbn lookup number in AmberPOS. 

 

5. Access your inventory menu, and select one of your book SKUs.

 

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       Step 1: Select the Product # field and type or scan in the isbn number into the field.

       Step 2: If the fields for the SKU were previously blank, they should automatically fill in with the book's available information based on the isbn number as                      shown in the image above. 

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