For a category that supports product finders, GetProductFinder returns an XML string that decribes the attributes a seller can use to form a query when searching for Pre-filled Item Information, or attributes that can be used to search for listed items. Specifically, it retrieves data that you use to construct valid "product finder" queries (queries against multiple attributes). Use the results in combination with GetProductFinderXSL to render the Product Finder in a graphical user interface. See the Developer's Guide for an overview of Pre-filled Item Information and details about searching for catalog products and for information about searching for listed items.



eBay::API::XML::Call::GetProductFinder::GetProductFinderResponseType inherits from the eBay::API::XML::ResponseDataType class



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.

# Argument: 'xs:string'


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


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.

SeeLink: URL: Title: Retrieving Product Finder Meta-Data , URL: Title: The Product Finder Meta-Data Model , URL: Title: Data Types

# Argument: 'xs:string'


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