IDS Connect

IDS means Integrated Data Interface. With IDS-Connect, an interface is available that enables the software systems of the trade to access the shop systems of the wholesale trade. Via the interface, the tradesman can exchange shopping baskets created by him with the wholesale shop. In addition, the article deep link function allows him to directly view current prices and the availability of articles.

The interface was developed by ITEK GmbH in cooperation with the associations Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. (BVBS) and the German Wholesale Association of Building Technology (DG-Haustechnik).


When IDS-Connect is accessed by the craftsman software, the user is automatically logged on to the wholesaler's shop system. In addition, the function and function-dependent additional parameters are transferred to the shop system, which control the function call.

With the "Receive shopping basket" function, the craftsman can transfer a shopping basket created by him in the wholesaler's shop to his craftsman software. To do this, the craftsman software opens the wholesale shop in an Internet browser, accepts the shopping basket compiled here at the push of a button and closes the browser window again. The data can then be further processed in the trade software. There is no need for time-consuming manual transfer by typing or re-entering the data.

The "Send shopping cart" function enables the craftsman to transfer a shopping cart created in his software to the wholesale shop and to process it there if desired. Here, too, there is no need to enter the data twice.

Deep Link

Via the "Article Deep Link" function, a request from the trade software for an article is sent to the shop system via an article number. In response, a page appears in the browser which provides the desired article data.

Interface descriptions and downloads

Version 2.3: Version 2.3 corresponds structurally to version 2.0, i.e. the schemes of version 2.0 are still valid. In addition, the transfer of HEATING label article lists is possible.

Version 2.0:

  • Inclusion of additional requests for login information and interface version

  • Introduction of Target as an additional input parameter during the transfer of the shopping cart from the shop to the craftsman software

  •  Recording data content indicator "Miscellaneous article"

  • Enable additional error codes for differentiated transmission of error causes

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