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Regarding category information form the FindProduct API call

 

Hey,

 

Ebay now encourages the use of FindProduct call from the Shopping API for retrieving information about the product from the eBay Catalog.

However, the call does not return category information of the product in the response, if the search is made only using keywords as part of the request.

 

Since the response contains <DomainName>.Is there a way to map the DomainName  to a specific category?

Do I need to make another finditmesbyProduct API call to get Category information.?

 

Also, what happens if the user lists an item, using the product catalog information received from the FindProduct response, in the completely different / irrelevant category.?

How does eBay handle / fix the category of the item ?

 

Thanks and Regards,

John

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Hi

 

When listing an item with product catalog information, do not include CategoryID in the request.

 

Please refer to the Knowledge Base article below

https://ebaydts.com/eBayKBDetails?KBid=581

 

Regards

eBay Developer Support

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Wow, way to not read the question

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Hello,

 

I understand that it's possible to omit the Category ID when product details are included.  However, there are so many rules that apply to the item and are based on the selected category.  It is just not realistic for us to avoid using categories in our listing process.

 

eBay's SYI form takes care of this for sellers.  If you find a product, the category is automatically selected for you.  If you first choose a category, and then try to search for a product that doesn't belong in that category, you don't get any results.  It makes sense.  Third-party developers currently have no reasonable way to implement a solution that integrates categories and product details well.  

 

It would be awesome if Category ID and QueryKeywords could be specified at the same time in the FindProducts request, and if Category IDs were included in the response for products.  That would solve both problems.

 

 

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