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API test tool : is it available ?

Hi, I use the API test tool almost everyday, on this bookmark : [ https://developer.ebay.com/devzone/build-test/test-tool/Default.aspx][1] but today the API test tool has disapeared. Is there a location where I can find it ? Thanks. [1]: https://developer.ebay.com/devzone/build-test/test-tool/Default.aspx
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helios825 answered
Somebody [posted this 3P tool][1] a while back. I had a quick look back then and it seemed helpful, but I haven't yet really sunk my teeth into it yet. [1]: https://sdk.intradesys.com/
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That's strange. I just went into my eBay Dev account to check on this. The URL for the old tool was: https://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/build-test/test-tool/ ...which redirected to this API tool info page: https://go.developer.ebay.com/api-test-tools ...and on that page I see "Note: The previous eBay API Test Tool is no longer supported." (sigh)... I guess they're retiring that tool, for some reason. It's a pity, as it was pretty handy. Looks like there are 3P tools around, but I don't really feel like giving them my API keys or tokens.
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No keys are being asked. If you are concerned about tokens and don't trust their handling and deletion in the live API Playground, you can always revoke them in my eBay: http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyeBay&CurrentPage=MyeBayPreferences#ThirdPartyLink Best, --Andreas
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Thank you so much @helios825, this tool [ https://sdk.intradesys.com/ebay_api_sdk_test_tool][1] is great ! I submitted my sandbox token, I made a test online ("Live API Playground"), testing GetStore for example, and it worked ! And it seems faster too. Thanks ! [1]: https://sdk.intradesys.com/ebay_api_sdk_test_tool
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Thanks for the clarification, Andreas. I was commenting in general about my hesitation regarding the security of 3P tools. But then I re-found and had a closer look at your API Playground, and it looks like you guys are pretty sensitive to security and addressing the handling of said data well. Next time I need to fiddle with the Trading API, I'll be visiting your site/tool to give it a whirl. (I think eBay should link to your tool from that above "API Test Tools" page.)
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I've wrote a very quick guide to [using postman to connect to the eBay API]( http://devbay.net/blog/2015/03/22/using-postman-to-connect-to-the-ebay-api/). Postman is very simple to use but I thought the guide may be of use to someone.
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@davidtsadler, the tutorial is very clear. I have already tested it but I did'nt pay enough attention to the details, so I gave up. By reading the tutorial I realize I've made some mistakes, I'll try it again. Thanks.
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That's great to hear. At one point I did debate whether to write the article or not. I'm glad I went ahead with it in the end.
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I haven't tried Postman yet, but that's a very good-looking guide, David. Kudos.
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Getting rid of something as useful and popular as the API Test Tool is a terrible idea. What were they thinking?
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Funny, I was looking all over the place for that link last week, saying to myself, I know it's around here SOMEWHERE....but I guess it's no more
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Hi, There is a good news and the API Test Tool is back : https://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/account/dashboard/default.aspx Cheers!!!
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