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NAME

Net::Amazon::Property - Baseclass for products on amazon.com

SYNOPSIS

  use Net::Amazon;

  # ...

  if($resp->is_success()) {
      for my $prop ($resp->properties) {
          print $_->ProductName(), " ",
                $_->Manufacturer(), " ",
                $_->OurPrice(), "\n";

DESCRIPTION

Net::Amazon::Property is the baseclass for results returned from Amazon web service queries. The term 'properties' is used as a generic description for an item on amazon.com.

Typically, the properties() method of a Net::Amazon::Response::* object will return one or more objects of class Net::Amazon::Property or one of its subclasses, e.g. Net::Amazon::Property::Book or Net::Amazon::Property::CD.

While Net::Amazon::Property objects expose accessors for all fields returned in the XML response (like OurPrice(), ListPrice(), Manufacturer(), Asin(), Catalog(), ProductName(), subclasses might define their own accessors to more class-specific fields (like the iNet::Amazon::Property::Book's authors() method returning a list of authors, while Net::Amazon::Property's Authors() method will return a reference to a sub-hash containing a Author field, just like the response's XML contained it).

METHODS

Methods vary, depending on the item returned from a query. Here's the most common ones. They're all accessors, meaning they can be used like Method() to retrieve the value or like Method($value) to set the value of the field.

Asin()

The item's ASIN number.

ProductName()

Book title, CD album name or item name

Catalog()

Shows the catalog the item was found in: Book, Music, Classical, Electronics etc.

Authors()

Returns a sub-hash with a Author key, which points to either a single $scalar or to a reference of an array containing author names as scalars.

ReleaseDate()

Item's release date, format is "NN Monthname, Year".

Manufacturer()

Music label, publishing company or manufacturer

ImageUrlSmall()

URL to a small (thumbnail) image of the item

ImageUrlMedium()

URL to a medium-size image of the item

ImageUrlLarge()

URL to a large image of the item

ListPrice()

List price of the item

OurPrice()

Amazon price of the item

UsedPrice()

Used price of the item

year()

The release year extracted from ReleaseDate()

Please check the subclasses of Net::Amazon::Property for specialized methods.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

Mike Schilli, <m@perlmeister.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2003 by Mike Schilli <m@perlmeister.com>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.