NAME

eBay::API::XML::DataType::CategoryType

DESCRIPTION

Container for data on one listing category.

SYNOPSIS

INHERITANCE

eBay::API::XML::DataType::CategoryType inherits from the eBay::API::XML::BaseDataType class

Subroutines:

setAutoPayEnabled()

If true, indicates that the category supports immediate payment. If not present, the category does not support immediate payment. Will not be returned if false.

SeeLink: URL: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/XML/docs/WebHelp/index.htm?context=eBay_XML_API&topic=AutoPay Title: Requiring Immediate Payment

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isAutoPayEnabled()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setB2BVATEnabled()

If true, the category supports business-to-business (B2B) VAT listings. Applicable to the eBay Germany (DE), Austria (AT), and Switzerland CH) sites only. If not present, the category does not support this feature. Will not be returned if false.

SeeLink: URL: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/XML/docs/WebHelp/index.htm?context=eBay_XML_API&topic=B2BVAT Title: Working with Business Features and VAT

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isB2BVATEnabled()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setBestOfferEnabled()

If true, the category supports best offers. If not present, the category does not support best offers. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isBestOfferEnabled()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setCatalogEnabled()

If true, the category is associated with catalog content and the corresponding catalog is identified by the characteristic set ID. See CharacteristicsSets. As the Pre-filled Item Information feature uses the Item Specifics feature, the set of catalog-enabled categories is a subset of the categories that are mapped to characteristic sets. Not returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isCatalogEnabled()

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: MappedCategoryArray

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setCategoryID()

Distinct numeric ID for a category on eBay. In GetItem and related calls, see CategoryName for the text name of the category. Use GetCategories to look up the category parent ID.<br> <br> For GetPopularKeywords, -1 represents the root category.<br> <br> For GetItem, Half.com items return the Half.com category ID in PrimaryCategory. This ID is not necessarily returned in GetCategories. If a Half.com listing is eligible for Express, you can use SecondaryCategory to determine the eBay category ID.

MaxLength: 10

  Calls: AddItem
         GetItemRecommendations
         AddLiveAuctionItem
         VerifyAddItem
  RequiredInput: Yes

  Calls: RelistItem
         ReviseItem
         ReviseLiveAuctionItem
  RequiredInput: No

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getCategoryID()

  Calls: GetBidderList
  Returned: Always
  Context: PrimaryCategory

  Calls: GetBidderList
  Returned: Conditionally
  Context: FreeAddedCategory
           SecondaryCategory

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetCategoryListings
         GetContextualKeywords
         GetPopularKeywords
  Returned: Always

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: MappedCategoryArray

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: UnmappedCategoryArray

  Calls: GetItem
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: none, ItemReturnDescription, ItemReturnAttributes, ReturnAll
  Context: PrimaryCategory

  Calls: GetItem
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: none, ItemReturnDescription, ItemReturnAttributes, ReturnAll
  Context: FreeAddedCategory
           SecondaryCategory

  Calls: GetItemTransactions
         GetSellerTransactions
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetItemTransactions
         GetSellerTransactions
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetSuggestedCategories
         GetProducts
  Returned: Conditionally

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnCategories

  Calls: GetSellerList
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnDescription, ReturnAll
  Context: FreeAddedCategory
           SecondaryCategory

  Calls: GetSellerList
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnDescription, ReturnAll
  Context: PrimaryCategory
           SecondaryCategory

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setCategoryLevel()

The level where the category fits in the site's category hierarchy. For example, if this field has a value of 2, then the category is two levels below the root category in the site's category hierarchy. For the GetSearchResults response, NumOfItems indicates the total quantity of matching items in a category. Matching categories at the same level (i.e., in sibling categories) are sorted by NumOfItems, descending order.

# Argument: 'xs:int'

getCategoryLevel()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnAttributes, ItemReturnCategories, none, ReturnAll
  Context: CategoryArray

# Returns: 'xs:int'

setCategoryName()

Display name of the category as it would appear on the eBay Web site. In GetItem, this is a fully qualified category name (e.g., Collectibles:Decorative Collectibles:Hummel, Goebel).<br> <br> In GetItem, always returned for eBay.com listings. Not returned in PrimaryCategory for Half.com listings. If a Half.com listing is eligible for Express, you can use SecondaryCategory to determine the eBay category name.

MaxLength: 30

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getCategoryName()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetCategoryListings
         GetContextualKeywords
  Returned: Always

  Calls: GetBidderList
  Returned: Always
  Context: PrimaryCategory

  Calls: GetBidderList
  Returned: Conditionally
  Context: FreeAddedCategory
           SecondaryCategory

  Calls: GetItem
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: none, ItemReturnDescription, ItemReturnAttributes, ReturnAll
  Context: PrimaryCategory

  Calls: GetItem
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: none, ItemReturnDescription, ItemReturnAttributes, ReturnAll
  Context: FreeAddedCategory
           SecondaryCategory

  Calls: GetSuggestedCategories
  Returned: Conditionally

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnAttributes, ItemReturnCategories, none, ReturnAll
  Context: CategoryArray

  Calls: GetSellerList
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnDescription, ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setCategoryParentID()

Category ID identifying a category that is an ancestor of the category indicated in CategoryID. For GetCategories, returns the same value as CategoryID if the CategoryLevel is 1. For GetSuggestedCategories, multiple CategoryParentID fields can be returned in sequence, starting with the root category and ending with the category that is the direct parent of the category specified in CategoryID. Use these parent fields and the CategoryID field to build the fully qualified category browse path or "breadcrumbs" (e.g., 58058:3516:3517). For GetPopularKeywords, -1 represents the root category.

MaxLength: 10

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

getCategoryParentID()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnAttributes, ItemReturnCategories, none, ReturnAll
  Context: CategoryArray

  Calls: GetSuggestedCategories
  Returned: Conditionally

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

setCategoryParentName()

Display name of the category indicated in CategoryParentID. For GetSuggestedCategories, multiple CategoryParentName fields can be returned in sequence, starting with the root category and ending with the category that is the direct parent of the category specified in CategoryName. Use these parent fields and the CategoryName field to build the fully qualified category browse path or "breadcrumbs" (e.g., Computers & Networking > Technology Books > Certification).

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

getCategoryParentName()

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnAttributes, ItemReturnCategories, none, ReturnAll
  Context: CategoryArray

  Calls: GetSuggestedCategories
  Returned: Conditionally

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

setCharacteristicsSets()

Returned from GetCategory2CS calls. A list of one or more characteristics sets mapped to the category. Use this information when working with Item Specifics (Attributes) and Pre-filled Item Information (Catalogs) functionality. Output only.

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

getCharacteristicsSets()

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: MappedCategoryArray
           SiteWideCharacteristicSets

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

setExpired()

If true, indicates a category that has expired and to which items may not be listed. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isExpired()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setIntlAutosFixedCat()

If true, indicates that the category is a fixed-fee category. Use this information to identify categories are not eligible for eBay Stores Inventory format listings. You cannot list eBay Store Inventory format listings in fixed-fee categories on international sites. Output only. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isIntlAutosFixedCat()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setKeywords()

The list of keywords returned by GetPopularKeywords.

# Argument: 'xs:string'

getKeywords()

  Calls: GetPopularKeywords
  Returned: Always

# Returns: 'xs:string'

setLSD()

Item.LotSize is not permitted when you list in this category. If true, indicates that lot sizes are disabled in the specified category. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isLSD()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setLeafCategory()

If true, indicates that the category indicated in CategoryID is a leaf category, in which items may be listed (if the category is not also expired or virtual). Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isLeafCategory()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setNumOfItems()

The total quantity of matching items in the category. In the GetSearchResults response, matching categories at the same level (i.e., sibling categories) are sorted by this value. That is, if the request specifies that fewer categories or subcategories should be returned, the ones with the most matching items are returned first. See the Developer's guide for more information.

# Argument: 'xs:int'

getNumOfItems()

  Calls: GetCategoryListings
  Returned: Conditionally
  Context: CategoryArray

  Calls: GetSearchResults
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ItemReturnAttributes, ItemReturnCategories, none, ReturnAll
  Context: CategoryArray

  Calls: GetCategoryListings
  Returned: Conditionally
  Context: CategoryArray

# Returns: 'xs:int'

setORPA()

Indicates whether the category (and its subcategories) allows or disallows listing with a reserve price, depending on the prevailing site configuration indicated by ReservePriceAllowed. ORPA (override reserve price allowed) indicates when the category is an exception to the site's ReservePriceAllowed policy.<br> <br> If ORPA is true, the category overrides (toggles or reverses) the site's ReservePriceAllowed setting. In other words:<br> - If ReservePriceAllowed is true, reserve price is not allowed in this category.<br> - If ReservePriceAllowed is false, reserve price is allowed in this category.<br><br> If ORPA is not present, there is no override. That is, the category's setting is the same as the site's ReservePriceAllowed setting.<br> <br> This field will not be returned in the response if false. This toggling logic is designed to reduce the size of the GetCategories response by only returning ORPA when the category's policy is different from the site's policy. (If ORPA is true for a category, you can assume its subcategories inherit the same setting unless otherwise specified.)

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isORPA()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setORRA()

Indicates whether the category (and its subcategories) allows or disallows reducing a listing's reserve price, depending on the prevailing site configuration indicated by ReduceReserveAllowed. ORRA (override reduce reserve allowed) indicates when the category is an exception to the site's ReduceReserveAllowed policy.<br><br> If ORRA is true, the category overrides (toggles or reverses) the site's ReduceReserveAllowed setting. In other words:<br> - If ReduceReserveAllowed is true, reserve price reduction is not allowed in this category.<br> - If ReduceReserveAllowed is false (because it is not present in the response), reserve price reduction is allowed in this category.<br><br> If ORRA is not present, there is no override. Will not be returned in the response if false. That is, the category's setting is the same as the site's ReduceReserveAllowed setting.<br> <br> This toggling logic is designed to reduce the size of the GetCategories response by only returning ORRA when the category's policy is different from the site's policy. (If ORRA is true for a category, you can assume its subcategories inherit the same setting unless otherwise specified.)

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isORRA()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setProductFinderIDs()

The category supports listing with Pre-filled Item Information. Specifies the buy-side and/or sell-side product finder IDs associated with this category, if any.

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

getProductFinderIDs()

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: MappedCategoryArray

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

setProductSearchPageAvailable()

Returned from GetCategory2CS calls. Supports listing with Pre-filled Item Information. If the category supports single-attribute search, this field returns a value of true. Otherwise this field not returned or returned as false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isProductSearchPageAvailable()

  Calls: GetCategory2CS
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll
  Context: MappedCategoryArray

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setSellerGuaranteeEligible()

Indicates whether this category is eligible for Motors Seller Guarantee program. This tag is emitted for eligible categories only on the eBay Motors site. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isSellerGuaranteeEligible()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Conditionally
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'

setVirtual()

If true, indicates the category indicated in CategoryID is a virtual category, to which items may not be listed. Will not be returned if false.

# Argument: 'xs:boolean'

isVirtual()

  Calls: GetCategories
  Returned: Always
  Details: DetailLevel: ReturnAll

# Returns: 'xs:boolean'