Why is there sometimes a difference in inventory level data between the API and octopart.com?

Modified on Fri, 29 Jul 2022 at 05:37 PM

Differences could be down to one of two reasons:

  • Distributor API: octopart.com will use live distributor offer data whereas the API uses data cached from regular feeds.

  • User country: octopart.com determines a user's country based on their IP address; whereas the API will default to "US" if the country is not specified.

Live distributor data can be sought through the API if explicitly requested.

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