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Sandbox Browse API - not providing results for some searches?

I'm searching for a way to search items by keywords

I tried the Browse API in the sandbox, and the sample provided in the documentation works (where query is drone)

But if I try something more specific like "eminem", or "u2", I get no results at all.

Is Browse API the right api for this?

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Browse API should work. Maybe the sandbox returns limited results? Test using the API Explorer.

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Hey thank you. I'm testing the Browser API using API Explorer on this link https://developer.ebay.com/my/api_test_tool?index=0, which is also the sandbox (I believe, unless they're two separate things?)


The sample and default endpoint is

https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/buy/browse/v1/item_summary/search?q=drone&limit=3

which works perfectly fine.

But if I change the query to eminem, or u2, I get no results at all.


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Sorry to bump, just in case the collapsed response above is missable

I'm testing the Browser API using API Explorer on this link https://developer.ebay.com/my/api_test_tool?index=0, which is also the sandbox (I believe, unless they're two separate things?)


The sample and default endpoint is

https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/buy/browse/v1/item_summary/search?q=drone&limit=3

which works perfectly fine.

But if I change the query to eminem, or u2, I get no results at all.

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Try API explorer using Production and see if that works.

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