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Ebay FindingAPI findItemsAdvanced aspectFilter not working?

I am working with the eBay FindingAPI in the [sandbox environment][1]. I am testing using version 1.13.0. I would like to find a list of items matching aspectFilter. When I send a request in the "Digital Cameras" category (ID 31388): 31388 I see many results: ![alt text][2] But, when I add an aspectFilter on "Brand": 31388 Brand Nikon I get 0 results. And, in the responsethe itemSearchURL looks strange. I can see it TRIES to use the aspectFilter information but it seems to append many unnecessary characters. ![alt text][3] That URL seems bad and clicking it shows no results as well. http://shop.sandbox.ebay.com/31388/i.html?fsaspfilter=Brand%3DNikon&Brand%255Cu0007=Nikon&aspectrequest=1&_ddo=1&_ipg=3&_os=S%7CD&_pgn=1 I checked to make sure there is at least one product that should match having an aspectFilter of "Brand" set to "Nikon". You can see it here: [ItemID:110131194842][4]. I have searched exhaustively through the ebay FindingAPI documentation and it seems this is the correct way to do it. Please let me know what I have done incorrectly. Thanks for your time. [1]: https://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/build-test/test-tool/Default.aspx?api=finding&call=findItemsAdvanced&variation=xml [2]: /storage/temp/1091-results.png [3]: /storage/temp/1092-no-results.png [4]: http://cgi.sandbox.ebay.com/110131194842?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sandbox.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4340.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X110131194842.TRS0%26_nkw%3D110131194842%26_sacat%3D0%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1#ht_500wt_1156
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My general recommendation would be try it in the Production API instead. Sandbox can be a little buggy. Finding API is read-only, so eBay doesn't mind if you test your calls directly in Production.
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Awesome. Thank you @helios825! You are right. When I used prod appId it worked correctly! As this is my first deep dive into the eBay API I did not realize prod appIds were available without certification but now I see that is only if you need higher than 5K/per day. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I can stop beating my head against the monitor now. :),Wow. You are right. That worked. As this is really my first experience with eBay API I didn't realize prod appIds were available prior to certification but I now see you only need certification to increse call limits above 5000 per day. I incorrectly "assumed" prod and sandbox worked the same way. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I can stop beating my head on the monitor now :)
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Similarly if I add the "AspectHistogram" outputSelector to the category search I do not see any aspect hierarchy information returned alongside the items. AspectHistogram
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