Do BOM files need to conform to a specific specification? I saw SpaceCat had a new listing for a PCB which listed all components required for the build in a BOM file linked on the page.
I uploaded the BOM to Octopart and Arrow but I had trouble defining a mapping for the BOM such that it found any matching parts in their store. Does anyone know why? Is it because the author of that PCB design didn’t define the components using terms that match names of common store parts?
For reference, here is a sample of the BOM.
Component,Description,Part,References,Value,Footprint,Quantity Per PCB,Datasheet 1,Unpolarized capacitor,C_Small,C4 C5 C6 C11 C12 C13,0.1uF,C_0603,6,~ 2,Unpolarized capacitor,C_Small,C7 C14,10uF,C_0603,2,~Component,Description,Part,References,Value,Footprint,Quantity Per PCB,Datasheet