SoldItemsOnly - find from active listings? (found the answer)
I wrote a little page to help searching sold items by using `findCompletedItems` with the `SoldItemsOnly` tag. It works fine, but shows only sold items of closed listings. Is there a way to display `SoldItemsOnly` from active listings? A workaround might be `SoldItemsOnly` in active listings, however, that doesn't work with the `findItemsByKeywords` tag. I found the answer: When doing `findCompletedItems` for `SoldItemsOnly` and you want to see sold items in active listings you need to set `'name' => 'SoldItemsOnly', 'value' => 'false'`
@cooltronix, not sure I understand your "answer" You're saying that to see how many items sold on a listing that is still active, you need to A. call findCompletedItems B. and specify name = SoldItemsOnly, value = false This is counter-intuitive. Why use findCompletedItems for items that aren't completed yet? I would have expected that you have to use one of the other find* APIs, e.g. findItemsByKeywords?
>You're saying that to see how many items sold on a listing that is still active, you need to... Yes. >This is counter-intuitive. Why use `findCompletedItems` for items that aren't completed yet? Yes and no. The item isn't complete, but a sale was completed. >I would have expected that you have to use one of the other find* APIs, e.g. `findItemsByKeywords`? I couldn't get a similar output with that call. If you think that's because my limited knowledge about eBay API calls, well, that is probably the answer ;-) Can only add, it works the way I wanted.
It sounds like you are saying that when you specify in the fCI call the parameter/filter SoldItemsOnly=false, you: 1) get both sold and unsold items returned; and: 2) you ignore the unsold items and instead review/process the sold items only; and: 3) some of those sold items are for listings that are still active/live but have a completed sale Is the above true? Am I understanding correctly? Also, note on the [docs page] that for filter = 'SoldItemsOnly' that "This filter can be used only with the findCompletedItems call." :