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Not getting any results on API but eBay search works for same keywords

My URL query returns "No match found". Here's my query: http://open.api.ebay.com/shopping?callname=FindProducts&responseencoding=XML&appid=xxxxxxxxxxxx&siteid=0&version=967&QueryKeywords=radioshack%20272-1028&AvailableItemsOnly=true&MaxEntries=2 But when I search for radioshack 272-1028 on eBay site, I get lots of results. Here they are: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xradioshack+272-1028.TRS0&_nkw=radioshack+272-1028&_sacat=0 My question is, what's wrong with my query? TIA
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Hi mike_soni, Please use the Finding APIs. https://developer.ebay.com/Devzone/finding/CallRef/index.html
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Thank you!
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I have a followup question if that's okay. The Finding API works great, thank you! Now that I'm able to get a list of relevant items and display them in my app, How can I enable my users to buy or bid on an item, while receiving a commission via my EPN account? If I just link them to the item via viewItemURL, how does eBay know it's from me? TIA
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helios825 answered
You are using the Shopping API. That specific call isn't the best call for your situation. See the note at the top of [the reference page][1]. Consider using the Finding API call [findItemsAdvanced][2] instead. [1]: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/shopping/docs/CallRef/FindProducts.html [2]: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/finding/CallRef/findItemsAdvanced.html
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Thank you!
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Thank you both for the quick response!
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About your affiliate question... Do you already have an ePN account? If so, obtain a Campaign ID from within your ePN login/account. Then, you need to supplement/append your API call to request that eBay returns links to you in the response that are affiliatized. We call them "rover links" since they track through eBay's rover server, and you see rover in the hostname. That's how potential ePN commissions are tracked. Read up on how to do this [here][1]. [1]: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/finding/CallRef/findItemsAdvanced.html#Request.affiliate
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That worked! Thank you so much!
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