Imported prices are validated for correctness prior to being saved. If errors are detected, these are displayed. E.g.:

 

The possible errors and their causes are outlined below:

 

Error Cause
A Value for <column name> is required A mandatory value is missing. Values for Product Id and Product Name must always be provided. The Fixed Price Start Date and Unit Price Start Date need only be provided if a corresponding price is specified.
'<some value>' is not a valid value for <column name> An invalid value has been specified for an Id, Price, Cost or Date column
Expected name: <product name> The specified Product Name differs from that stored. Both the Product Id and Product Name must match that of an existing Product.
Product not found The product with the specified identifier cannot be found
Unit price dates overlap an existing unit price

A unit price has been specified that has a date range that intersects another unit price.

Price with identifier <price Id> not found A price with the specified Fixed Price Id or Unit Price Id cannot be found.
Cannot update linked price

An attempt has been made to update a fixed price linked from a Price Template.

These prices can be updated via the Price Template.

Cannot determine which end date to use to close existing price.

Multiple Fixed and/or Unit Prices have been specified for a product, and an existing price needs to have its To Date set to avoid price overlaps.

This can be corrected by specifying a To Date for the existing price.

Cannot close existing price. Its start date would be greater than its end date.

A new price has been provided that has a From Date that overlaps an existing price that has no To Date. and the calculated To Date for the existing price would be greater than its From Date.

This can be corrected by specifying a later From Date for the new price.

Duplicate fixed price Duplicate Fixed Price Id values have been specified, with different details for the other columns.
Duplicate unit price Duplicate Unit Price Id values have been specified, with different details for the other columns.
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