NAME

Net::Amazon::Request - Baseclass for requests to Amazon's web service

SYNOPSIS

    my $req = Net::Amazon::Request::XXX->new(
                     [ type => 'heavy', ]
                     [ page => $start_page, ]
                     [ mode => $mode, ]
                     [ sort => $sort_type, ]
    );

DESCRIPTION

Don't use this class directly, use derived classes (like Net::Amazon::Request::ASIN, Net::Amazon::Request::Wishlist etc.) instead to specify the type of request and its parameters.

However, there's a bunch of parameters to the constructor that all request types have in common, here they are:

type

Defaults to heavy, but can be set to lite if no reviews etc. on a product are wanted.

mode

Defaults to books, but can be set to other catalog values.

page

Defaults to 1, but can be set to a different number to start with a different result page. Used in conjunction with the max_pages parameter of the Net::Amazon object. page is the offset, max_pages is the maximum number of pages pulled in starting at page.

sort

Defaults to +salesrank, but search results can be sorted in various ways, depending on the type of product returned by the search. Search results may be sorted by the following criteria:

  • Featured Items

  • Bestselling

  • Alphabetical (A-Z and Z-A)

  • Price (High to Low and Low to High)

  • Publication or Release Date

  • Manufacturer

  • Average Customer Review

  • Artist Name

Consult Net::Amazon::Request::Sort for details.

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.