NAME

eBay::API::XML::Call::GetCategorySpecifics

DESCRIPTION

SYNOPSIS

INHERITANCE

eBay::API::XML::Call::GetCategorySpecifics inherits from the eBay::API::XML::BaseCall class

Subroutines:

setCategoryID()

A leaf category to retrieve recommended Item Specifics for. (This call returns no results for a parent category.) To determine which leaf categories support custom Item Specifics, use GetCategoryFeatures and GetCategories. You can specify multiple leaf categories (but more categories can result in longer response times). If you specify the same ID twice, we use the first instance.

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

setLastUpdateTime()

Causes the recommendation engine to check whether the list of popular Item Specifics for each specified category has changed since this date and time. If specified, this call returns no Item Specifics; it only returns whether the data has changed for any of the requested categories.<br> <br> Typically, you pass in the Timestamp that was returned the last time you refreshed the list of names and values for the same categories. If the Updated flag returns true for any categories in the response, call GetCategorySpecifics again for those categories to get the latest names and values. (As downloading all the data may affect your application's performance, it may help to only download Item Specifics for a category if they have changed since you last checked.)

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: 'xs:dateTime'

setMaxNames()

Maximum number of Item Specifics to return per category (where each Item Specific is identified by a unique name within the category). Use this to retrieve fewer results per category. For example, if you only want up to 2 per category (the top 2 most popular names), specify 2.

Max: 15 (see GeteBayDetails) Default: 15 Min: 1

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: 'xs:int'

setMaxValuesPerName()

Maximum number of values to retrieve per Item Specific. Use this to retrieve fewer values per name. For example, if you only want the most popular value, specify 1.

Max: 10 (see GeteBayDetails) Default: 10 Min: 1

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: 'xs:int'

setName()

The name of one Item Specific name to find values for. Use this if you want to find out whether a name that the seller provided has recommended values. If you specify multiple leaf categories in the request, the recommendation engine returns all matching names and values it finds for each of those categories. At the time of this writing, this value is case-sensitive. (Wildcards are not supported.)

MaxLength: 30 (see GeteBayDetails)

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: 'xs:string'

getCategoryItemSpecifics()

Contains the most popular Item Specifics, if any, for a category specified in the request, or contains information about whether the recommendations have changed for that category since the LastUpdateTime you requested. <br> <br> The most relevant Item Specifics are returned first. If a name has multiple values, the first value is more popular.<br> <br> This node returns empty (or it's not returned) for a category if there is no applicable data (such as when you request a parent category, a category that has no popular Item Specifics yet, or a duplicate category that was already returned). If you pass in the CategoryID and Name fields together, but no matching values are found for the name, eBay returns the name with no values (even if the name is not recommended).<br> <br> If custom Item Specifics are enabled for a leaf category you requested, but GetCategorySpecifics doesn't return any recommendations for that category, the seller can still specify their own custom Item Specifics for listings in that category.

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