eBay Trading APIVersion 1061

RecommendationValidationRulesType

This type is used by the ValidationRules containers returned in the GetCategorySpecifics response, which contains some rules and limits for the recommended Item Specific name (specified in the NameRecommendation.Name field) and corresponding value(s) (specified in the ValueRecommendation.Value field). These rules and limits will apply when the recommended Item Specific is subsequently used in Add/Revise/Relist call.

Types that use RecommendationValidationRulesType:

Call that uses RecommendationValidationRulesType:

Fields



AspectUsage ( AspectUsageCodeType ) [0..1]
The value returned in this field will indicate if the item specific value is a product aspect (relevant to catalog products in the category) or an item/instance aspect, which is an aspect whose value will vary based on a particular instance of the product.

Note: Currently, the AspectUsage field will only be returned in the Sandbox environment, and only for category/brands that are a part of the Product-Based Shopping Experience mandate. See the Product aspects vs. item specifics page for more information about product aspects and instance aspects.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use AspectUsage.

Confidence ( int ) [0..1]
Indicates eBay's confidence that this is the right name or value, given the data you specified your request. The confidence is based on historical items in the same category, with similar titles (if specified).

This field is only returned when IncludeConfidence is included in the request and set to true. This field is not returned when SelectionMode is set to Prefilled.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use Confidence.

MaxValueLength ( int ) [0..1]
This integer value will state the maximum length of the aspect's value. The seller must make sure not to exceed this value when setting instance aspects on a listing.

Note: Currently, the MaxValueLength field will only be returned in the Sandbox environment, and only for category/brands that are a part of the Product-Based Shopping Experience mandate. See the Product aspects vs. item specifics page for more information about product aspects and instance aspects.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use MaxValueLength.

MaxValues ( int ) [0..1]
Maximum number of values that you can specify for this Item Specific in listing requests (like AddItem) in the specified category.

Most Item Specifics can only have one value. When this is greater than 1, your application can present the value recommendations (if any) as a multi-select list to the seller. (See SelectionMode to determine whether the seller needs to choose from eBay's recommendations or not.)
See the Field Index to learn which calls use MaxValues.

MinValues ( int ) [0..1]
Minimum number of values that you can specify for this Item Specific in listing requests. Not returned if zero (0).

If 1 or more, it means this Item Specfic is required in listing requests (in the specified category). (Your listing request will return errors if the Item Specific is not present.) If Relationship is also present, it means this Item Specific is required when you specify its parent value in listing requests.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use MinValues.

ProductRequired ( ProductRequiredCodeType ) [0..1]
The enumeration value returned in this field will indicate whether or not the corresponding product brand requires that a seller associate an eBay Catalog product with listings in the category. To create a listing that is associated with an eBay Catalog product, the seller uses the ProductListingDetails container of the AddItem call. To find a matching product in the eBay catalog, the seller can use the new eBay Catalog API or FindProducts call of the eBay Shopping API.

This field is only returned for the 'Brand' NameRecommendation container, and is only returned if the particular eBay category is a Product-Based Shopping Experience enforced category. See this table for current eBay categories/brands that require listings to be associated with an eBay Catalog product.

Note: Through Phase 1 of the Product-Based Shopping Experience, scheduled to start being enforced in May 2018, this field will only be returned if Enabled for the product brand. However, with Phase 2 of the Product-Based Shopping Experience, scheduled to start being enforced in August 2018, entire leaf categories will start requiring association with eBay Catalog products, and sellers will want to use the GetCategoryFeatures call instead to see if the eBay category requires listings to be associated with eBay Catalog products. For more information about the Product-Based Shopping Experience, see the Product-Based Shopping Experience Playbook.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ProductRequired.

Indicates the Item Specific's logical dependency on another Item Specific, if any.

For example, in a clothing category, Size Type could be recommended as a parent of Size, because Size=XL would mean something different to buyers when Size Type=Juniors or Size Type=Regular.

Or in the US (in the future), a list of cities can vary depending on the state, so State could be recommended as a parent of City.

Currently, categories only recommend a maximum of one parent for an Item Specific. For example, Size=XL could have a Size Type=Juniors parent in a Juniors clothing category. In the future, some categories may recommend multiple parents. For example, City=Mountain View could have parents like State=California, State=New York, and State=North Carolina.

If an Item Specific has value dependencies (i.e., if it has value recommendations that contain Relationship), then all of its value recommendations are returned (regardless of the number you specified in MaxValuesPerName).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use Relationship.

SelectionMode ( SelectionModeCodeType ) [0..1]
Controls whether you can specify your own name and value in listing requests, or if you need to use a name and/or value that eBay has defined.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use SelectionMode.

ValueFormat ( ValueFormatCodeType ) [0..1]
The format of the data type (e.g., date format) that eBay expects the item specific's value to adhere to in listing requests. A data type identified by the ValueType field may have different representations, and ValueFormat specifies the precise format that is required.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ValueFormat.

ValueType ( ValueTypeCodeType ) [0..1]
The data type (e.g., date) that eBay expects the value to adhere to in listing requests. Only returned if the data type is not Text. In some cases, more details about the data type are returned in the ValueFormat field.

As buyers may search on the value you specify in AddItem, the ISBN, UPC, or EAN should match the value that was specified by the publisher or manufacturer.

Note: Starting with Version 945 and going forward, the Numeric enumeration value will be returned for whole integers (no decimal point), and the Decimal enumeration value will be returned for numbers with decimals. For the Version 943 WSDL and older, Decimal will continue being returned for all numeric values.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ValueType.

VariationPicture ( VariationPictureRuleCodeType ) [0..1]
Indicates whether the name (e.g., Color) can (or must) be used to classify the variation pictures.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use VariationPicture.

VariationSpecifics ( VariationSpecificsRuleCodeType ) [0..1]
Indicates whether the recommended name/value pair can be used in an Item.Variations container in a fixed-price listing call. For example, a given category could disable a name like Brand in variation specifics (if Brand is only allowed in the item specifics at the Item level). The same category could enable a name like Size for variation specifics (in addition to recommending it for item specifics). If not returned, then the name/value can be used for both variation specifics and item specifics.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use VariationSpecifics.