NAME

eBay::API::XML::Call::GetProductFinder

DESCRIPTION

SYNOPSIS

INHERITANCE

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

Subroutines:

setAttributeSystemVersion()

A version of the product finder attribute definitions for the site. Typically, an application passes the version value that was returned the last time the application executed this call. Filter that causes the call to return only the Product Finders for which the attribute meta-data has changed since the specified version. The latest version value is not necessarily greater than the previous value that was returned. Therefore, when comparing versions, only compare whether the value has changed.

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: 'xs:string'

setProductFinderID()

A number that uniquely identifies a product finder. <br> <br> For sell-side searches, you can determine the product finder IDs for a category by calling GetCategory2CS.<br> <br> For buy-side searches, you can't use GetCategory2CS to reliably determine the product finder IDs for an eBay category. GetProductFinder may work for some attributes. Alternatively, you can use the pfid parameter from the URL of the Product Finder search page on the site you're interested in. See the Knowledge Base article referenced below for more details.<br> <br> Multiple categories can be mapped to the same product finder ID. You can pass zero or multiple IDs in the request. When IDs are specified, the call only returns product finder meta-data for the specified product finders. When no IDs are specified, the call returns all the current product finder meta-data available on the site.

SeeLink: URL: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/XML/docs/WebHelp/index.htm?context=eBay_XML_API&topic=AttrGPF Title: Retrieving Product Finder Meta-Data , URL: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/XML/docs/WebHelp/index.htm?context=eBay_XML_API&topic=SearchingByItemSpecifics Title: Searching by Item Specifics (Buy-Side Product Finder) , URL: https://ebay.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ebay.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=560 Title: Knowledge Base: ProductFinderID for Buy-Side Searches

  RequiredInput: No
#    Argument: reference to an array  
                      of 'xs:int'

getAttributeSystemVersion()

Current version of the product search page data for the site. This value changes each time changes are made to the search page data. The current version value is not necessarily greater than the previous value. Therefore, when comparing versions, only compare whether the value has changed.

  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: none, ReturnAll
#    Returns: 'xs:string'

getProductFinderData()

A string containing a list of search attributes that can be used in a "Product Finder" style query, along with related meta-data. The meta-data specifies possible values of each attribute, the logic for presenting attributes to a user, and rules for validating the user's selections. For backward compatibility, this data is in the same XML format that was used in the Legacy XML API so that you can apply the same Product Finder XSL stylesheet to it. That is, individual elements are not described using the new eBay XML schema format. For information about each element in the ProductFinderData string, see the product finder model documentation in the eBay Web Services guide (see links below).<br> <br> Because this is returned as a string, the XML markup is escaped with character entity references (e.g., &amp;lt;eBay&amp;gt;&amp;lt;ProductFinders&amp;gt;...). See the appendices in the eBay Web Services guide for general information about string data types.

  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
#    Returns: 'xs:string'