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bug? rover links with item variations?

Hello - My app presents users with a search UI for shoes. The most common aspect that I pass to the search API/findItemsAdvanced is "mens shoe size". The API successfully processes that parameter and returns only items matching the user-entered value for aspect="mens shoe size". That's great. Prior to adding my affiliate credentials, the service returned "non-roverized" links for each item that linked the user to VIPs. In the case of multi-quantity items with variations (ie, the same item ID available in multi sizes), the non-roverized links presenting a great user experience because it prefilled the VIP with the value for aspect=mens shoes. However, I recently added my affiliate credentials to the request. The response still contains items that match the user's size - but that value is not passed to the VIP through the roverized links. In that regard, the non-roverized links (without my affiliate credentials) provided a superior user experience. In the roverized case, the user must re-select their size from the drop down. Because prices frequently vary by size, this is a rather severe degradation of the customer experience. If I am likely missing something in the call itself, please let me know. Otherwise, please let me know if I may provide additional details about the user experience. Here is an link:[example SRP] ( http://snowbeachcafe.com/harrypotter.php?keywords=nike+air+jordan+11+&size=12&gender=mens&prime=yes) from my app Here is an link:[example roverized link]( http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/282413639825?vectorid=229466&lgeo=1&item=282413639825&rmvSB=true) from that page that fails to pass the user's size to the VIP
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I didn't check your website/app because it may be infected with malware: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/snowbeachcafe.com/harrypotter.php Also, your example link isn't actually a roverized/affiliated link. Did you mean it to be? Anyway, it might be a bug with the API. You may thus need to roll your own affiliate links. ePN lets us do that. Learn the syntax of rover links by following link examples returned by the eBay API and the ePN Link Generator. You can ask detailed questions about that over in the [ePN forum][1]. If you seek more detailed commentary on the API problem, please post some sample code in this thread. I'm also curious... Not having visited your site yet, is the page " harrypotter.php" where your shoe-shopping app is located ? [1]: https://community.ebay.com/t5/eBay-Partner-Network/gp-p/ebay-partner-network
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