Tim Keefer

NAME

eBay::API::XML::BaseCallGen

DESCRIPTION

SYNOPSIS

INHERITANCE

eBay::API::XML::BaseCallGen inherits from the eBay::API::XML::BaseXml class

Subroutines:

getRequestBotBlock()

Container for a token and for user input.

# Returns: 'ns:BotBlockRequestType'

setRequestBotBlock()

# Argument: 'ns:BotBlockRequestType'

getDetailLevel()

Detail levels are instructions that define standard subsets of data to return for particular data components (e.g., each Item, Transaction, or User) within the response payload. For example, a particular detail level might cause the response to include buyer-related data in every result (e.g., for every Item), but no seller-related data. Specifying a detail level is like using a predefined attribute list in the SELECT clause of an SQL query. Use the DetailLevel element to specify the required detail level that the client application needs pertaining to the data components that are applicable to the request.<br> <br> The DetailLevelCodeType defines the global list of available detail levels for all request types. Most request types support certain detail levels or none at all. If you pass a detail level that exists in the schema but that isn't valid for a particular request, eBay ignores it processes the request without it. For each request type, see the detail level tables in the Input/Output Reference to determine which detail levels are applicable and which elements are returned for each applicable detail level. (Some detail level tables are still in the eBay Web Services guide. They will be moved to the Input/Output Reference in a future release.)<br> <br>Note that DetailLevel is required input for GetMyMessages. <br> <br> With GetSellerList and other calls that retrieve large data sets, please avoid using ReturnAll when possible. For example, if you use GetSellerList, use a GranularityLevel or use the GetSellerEvents call instead. If you do use ReturnAll with GetSellerList, use a small EntriesPerPage value and a short EndTimeFrom/EndTimeTo range for better performance.

# Returns: reference to an array of 'ns:DetailLevelCodeType'

setDetailLevel()

# Argument: reference to an array of 'ns:DetailLevelCodeType'

getEndUserIP()

The public IP address of the machine from which the request is sent. Your application captures that IP address and includes it in a call request. eBay evaluates requests for safety (also see the BotBlock container in the request and response of this call).

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setEndUserIP()

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getErrorHandling()

Error tolerance level for the call. This is a preference that specifies how eBay should handle requests that contain invalid data or that could partially fail. This gives you some control over whether eBay returns warnings or blocking errors and how eBay processes the invalid data.<br> <br> For AddItem and related calls, this field is only applicable when the listing includes Item Specifics and Pre-filled Item Information (such as AttributeSetArray and ProductListingDetails).

# Returns: 'ns:ErrorHandlingCodeType'

setErrorHandling()

# Argument: 'ns:ErrorHandlingCodeType'

getErrorLanguage()

Use ErrorLanguage to return error strings for the call in a different language from the language commonly associated with the site that the requesting user is registered with. Specify the standard RFC 3066 language identification tag (e.g., en_US). <br> ID--- country<br> ----- -----<br> de_AT Austria<br> de_CH Switzerland<br> de_DE Germany <br> en_AU Australia <br> en_CA Canada <br> en_GB United Kingdom<br> en_SG Singapore<br> en_US United States <br> es_ES Spain <br> fr_BE Belgium (French)<br> fr_CA Canada (French) <br> fr_FR France <br> it_IT Italy <br> nl_BE Belgium (Dutch)<br> nl_NL Netherlands <br> zh_CN China<br> en_IN India<br> en_IE Ireland<br> zh_HK Hong Kong

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setErrorLanguage()

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getInvocationID()

A unique identifer for a particular call. If the same InvocationID is passed in after it has been passed in once on a call that succeeded for a particular application and user, then an error will be returned. The identifier can only contain digits from 0-9 and letters from A-F. The identifier must be 32 characters long. For example, 1FB02B2-9D27-3acb-ABA2-9D539C374228.

# Returns: 'ns:UUIDType'

setInvocationID()

# Argument: 'ns:UUIDType'

getMessageID()

In most cases, all calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass a message ID in a request, we will return the same value in CorrelationID in the response. You can use this for tracking that a response is returned for every request and to match particular responses to particular requests. If you do not pass MessageID in the request, CorrelationID is not returned. <br> <br> <span class="tablenote"><b>Note:</b> GetCategories, GetAttributesCS, GetCategory2CS, GetAttributesXSL, GetProductFinder, GetProductFinderXSL, and GetProductSearchPage are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable. </span>

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setMessageID()

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getOutputSelector()

You can use the OutputSelector field to restrict the data returned by this call. When you make a call such as GetItem that retrieves data from eBay, the OutputSelector field is useful for restricting the data returned. This field makes the call response easier to use, especially when a large payload would be returned. If you use the OutputSelector field, the output data will include only the fields you specified in the request. For example, if you are using GetItem and you want the item data in the response to be restricted to the ViewItemURL (the URL where a user can view the listing) and BuyItNowPrice, then within the GetItem request, specify those output fields. To use this field, see the information at the following link.

# Returns: reference to an array of 'xs:string'

setOutputSelector()

# Argument: reference to an array of 'xs:string'

getRequesterCredentials()

Authentication information for the user on whose behalf the application is making the request. Only registered eBay users are allowed to make API calls. To verify that a user is registered, your application needs to pass a user-specific value called an "authentication token" in the request. This is equivalent to signing in on the eBay Web site. As API calls do not pass session information, you need to pass the user's authentication token every time you invoke a call on their behalf. All calls require an authentication token, except the calls you use to retrieve a token in the first place. (For such calls, you use the eBay member's username and password instead.)

# Returns: 'ns:XMLRequesterCredentialsType'

setRequesterCredentials()

# Argument: 'ns:XMLRequesterCredentialsType'

getRequestVersion()

The version number of the API code that you are programming against (e.g., 549). The version you specify for a call has these basic effects:<br> - It indicates the version of the code lists and other data that eBay should use to process your request.<br> - It indicates the schema version you are using.<br> You need to use a version that is greater than or equal to the lowest supported version.<br> <br> <b>For the SOAP API:</b> If you are using the SOAP API, this field is required. Specify the version of the WSDL your application is using.<br> <br> <b>For the XML API:</b> If you are using the XML API, this field has no effect. Instead, specify the version in the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL HTTP header. (If you specify Version in the body of an XML API request and it is different from the value in the HTTP header, eBay returns an informational warning that the value in the HTTP header was used instead.)

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setRequestVersion()

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getWarningLevel()

Controls whether or not to return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request.<br> <br> An unrecognized element is one that is not defined in any supported version of the schema. Schema element names are case-sensitive, so using WarningLevel can also help you remove any potential hidden bugs within your application due to incorrect case or spelling in field names before you put your application into the Production environment.<br> <br> WarningLevel only validates elements; it doesn't validate XML attributes. It also doesn't control warnings related to user-entered strings or numbers, or warnings for logical errors.<br> <br> We recommend that you only use this during development and debugging. Do not use this in requests in your production code.

# Returns: 'ns:WarningLevelCodeType'

setWarningLevel()

# Argument: 'ns:WarningLevelCodeType'

getAck()

A token representing the application-level acknowledgement code that indicates the response status (e.g., success). The AckCodeType list specifies the possible values for Ack.

  Returned: Always
  AllCallsExcept: CompleteSale, GetPopularKeywords
  AllValuesExcept: PartialFailure
  Returned: Always
#    Returns: 'ns:AckCodeType'

getResponseBotBlock()

Container of token, image URL and audio URL.

  Returned: Conditionally
#    Returns: 'ns:BotBlockResponseType'

getBuild()

This refers to the specific software build that eBay used when processing the request and generating the response. This includes the version number plus additional information. eBay Developer Support may request the build information when helping you resolve technical issues.

  Returned: Always
  AllCalls: 
#    Returns: 'xs:string'

getCorrelationID()

In most cases, all calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass a message ID in a request, we will return the same value in CorrelationID in the response. You can use this for tracking that a response is returned for every request and to match particular responses to particular requests. If you do not pass MessageID in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.<br> <br> <span class="tablenote"><b>Note:</b> GetCategories, GetAttributesCS, GetCategory2CS, GetAttributesXSL, GetProductFinder, GetProductFinderXSL, and GetProductSearchPage are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable. </span>

  Returned: Conditionally
  AllCalls: 
#    Returns: 'xs:string'

getDuplicateInvocationDetails()

Information that explains a failure due to a duplicate InvocationID being passed in.

  Returned: Conditionally
#    Returns: 'ns:DuplicateInvocationDetailsType'

getEIASToken()

Unique Identifier of Recipient user ID of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications (not for regular API call responses).

# Returns: 'xs:string'

getErrors()

A list of application-level errors (if any) that occurred when eBay processed the request.

  Returned: Conditionally
  AllCalls: 
#    Returns: reference to an array  
                      of 'ns:ErrorType'

getHardExpirationWarning()

Expiration date of the user's authentication token. Only returned within the 7-day period prior to a token's expiration. To ensure that user authentication tokens are secure and to help avoid a user's token being compromised, tokens have a limited life span. A token is only valid for a period of time (set by eBay). After this amount of time has passed, the token expires and must be replaced with a new token.

  Returned: Conditionally
  AllCallsExcept: FetchToken
#    Returns: 'xs:string'

getMessage()

Supplemental information from eBay, if applicable. May elaborate on errors or provide useful hints for the seller. This data can accompany the call's normal data result set or a result set that contains only errors. The string can return HTML, including TABLE, IMG, and HREF elements. In this case, an HTML- based application should be able to include the HTML as-is in the HTML page that displays the results. A non-HTML application would need to parse the HTML and convert the table elements and image references into UI elements particular to the programming language used. Because this data is returned as a string, the HTML markup elements are escaped with character entity references (e.g.,&lt;table&gt;&lt;tr&gt;...). See the appendices in the eBay Web Services guide for general information about string data types.

  Returned: Conditionally
#    Returns: 'xs:string'

getNotificationEventName()

Event name of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications.

# Returns: 'xs:string'

getNotificationSignature()

A Base64-encoded MD5 hash that allows the recipient of a Platform Notification to verify this is a valid Platform Notification sent by eBay.

# Returns: 'xs:string'

getRecipientUserID()

Recipient user ID of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications.

# Returns: 'xs:string'

getTimestamp()

This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. The time zone of this value is GMT and the format is the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See Time Values in the eBay Web Services guide for information about this time format and converting to and from the GMT time zone. <br> <br> <span class="tablenote"><b>Note:</b> GetCategories, GetAttributesCS, GetCategory2CS, GetAttributesXSL, GetProductFinder, GetProductFinderXSL, and GetProductSearchPage are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, this time value reflects the time the cached response was created. Thus, this value is not necessarily when the request was processed. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, this time value does reflect when the request was processed.</span>

  Returned: Always
  AllCalls: 
#    Returns: 'xs:dateTime'

getResponseVersion()

The version of the response payload schema. Indicates the version of the schema that eBay used to process the request. See "Standard Data for All Calls" in the eBay Web Services Guide for information on using the response version when troubleshooting "CustomCode" values that appear in the response.

  Returned: Always
  AllCalls: 
#    Returns: 'xs:string'