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findItemsIneBayStoresRequest not complete

Hello together,

I know: This topic was discussed several times, but no post solved my issue.

What I need: I need to get all items from each category from an Ebay store.

As an example I choosed this german store: https://www.ebay.de/str/frankenschuhe

The store page says that there are in total 258 articles. This page says that there are 976 offers: https://www.ebay.de/sch/frankenschuhe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Nevertheless... I post requested:


X-EBAY-SOA-SECURITY-APPNAME: ...

X-SOA-OPERATION_NAME: findItemsIneBayStores

X-EBAY-SOA-GLOBAL-ID: EBAY-DE

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<findItemsIneBayStoresRequest xmlns="http://www.ebay.com/marketplace/search/v1/services">
    <storeName>Frankenschuhe</storeName>
    <paginationInput>
        <pageNumber>1</pageNumber>
    </paginationInput>
</findItemsIneBayStoresRequest>


... And got:

<searchResult count="27">
</searchResult>
<paginationOutput>
    <pageNumber>1</pageNumber>
    <entriesPerPage>100</entriesPerPage>
    <totalPages>23</totalPages>
    <totalEntries>2201</totalEntries>
</paginationOutput>

count says 27 items. Pagination returns another value. Can anyone please explain how I can get every item and what the real items count id? I got 4 different values.

BUT: There are cases of stores where I always get the same and right number. Are the difference within a store?


Thanks in advance

Best regards

Sebastian

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servus sebastian, first of all, you should know, rule number

1: never trust the frontend ;-) the ebay frontend always shows you a cached snapshot of data that was taken in the past. when you update something, usually you see the change instantly, sometimes, it takes longer - but when it comes to search results, that´s a different picture - my personal experience here is (also confirmed by ebay employees) - that some updates can take hours - besides that, some sellers update their items all the time. so if a seller is deleting and creating items while you are searching, you properly will never see the correct number you are looking for ;)

2nd rule: trust the API result, not the frontend, because of rule number 1 ;-)

3rd: if we can trust the docu, using a "StoreCategoryID" is optional. so not every item you see in the regular search result has to be "in the store".

if we use the browse-api to compare the result:

https://api.ebay.com/buy/browse/v1/item_summary/search?limit=1&category_ids=11450&filter=sellers%3A%7Bfrankenschuhe%7D&offset=0

---> total: 926 so for the category "Kleidung & Accessoires" this seller seems to have 926 listings online.

the "totalEntries" is confusing, because ebay counts every variant (every single SKU inside a multi variant item).



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Moin micha ;D,

Thank you!! You solved my issue and helped me to understand the system better :)
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