eBay Trading APIVersion 1035

RecommendationsType

This type is used to provide details about recommended Item Specifics and Product Identifier types.

Type that uses RecommendationsType:

Call that uses RecommendationsType:

Fields

CategoryID ( string ) [0..1]
The unique identifier of the leaf category for which the recommended Item Specifics and Product Identifier types apply to. This is always a category ID that you specified in the request.

This field is always returned with each Recommendations container.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryID.

NameRecommendation ( NameRecommendationType ) [0..*]
This container consists of Item Specific name/value pairs that eBay recommends as popular within the specified category. If no recommended Item Specific name/value pairs are found for the category, this container will not be returned.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use NameRecommendation.

ProductIdentifiers ( ProductIdentifiersType ) [0..*]
This container will consist of one or more Product Identifier types that are supported, or possibly required to be used when listing a product. These Product Identifier types will be common Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) types such as UPC, ISBN, and EAN. Each Product Identifier type that is applicable to the category will be returned in a separate NameRecommendation container. To see if one or more of the Product Identifier types are actually required at listing time, the seller will need to look at the ValidationRules container and the MinRequired value. If two Product Identifier types are returned, and the MinRequired value is the 2, the seller will be required to use both Product Identifier types at listing time. If the MinRequired value was 0, one or both of those Product Identifier types could be used, but they would not be required.

Note: This container is for future use, and is not currently returned in the GetCategorySpecifics call. Until the ProductIdentifiers container is wired on and returned, an alternative way to see if a Product Identifier type is required for a category is to identify the Product Identifier type through the Recommendations.NameRecommendation.Name field in the GetCategorySpecifics response, and then look at the corresponding Recommendations.NameRecommendation.ValidationRules.MinValues field. The GetCategoryFeatures call can also be used, and the seller will look for the values returned for that category under the EANEnabled, ISBNEnabled, UPCEnabled, and EANEnabled, ISBNEnabled, BrandMPNIdentifierEnabled fields that indicate the Product Identifier types that are supported/required for the category.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ProductIdentifiers.

Updated ( boolean ) [0..1]
If this field is returned as true, the recommended Item Specifics and/or Product Identifiers for this category have changed since the time you specified in the LastUpdateTime field. In this case, we suggest you retrieve the latest data for the category. If this field is returned as false, the recommended Item Specifics and/or Product Identifiers for this category have not changed since the time you specified.

This field is only returned when the LastUpdateTime field is passed in the request.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use Updated.