The import type summarizes all import rows that serve the same purpose. Every import run is done per import type. In the example shown in the previous figure, all data that is used for the PDS® Zydex code is grouped under the label PDS_ZYDEX in the Import Type field. The import types delivered with Smart Materials are available by using the List of Values (LOV) in the Import Type field. If you create your own import data, you can define your import types.