eBay Metadata Call Index
This Call Reference describes the elements and attributes for each eBay Metadata call below.
The details in this Call Reference apply if you are developing applications with the Trading WSDL or Trading Schema (XSD) file, or if you are using one of the eBay SDKs. If you are using an SDK, note that there can be differences between the calls outlined in this reference and the calls in the SDK. For details, see eBay SDKs.
Please note that eBay also has REST-Based Selling, Buying, and Commerce APIs for developers who prefer using REST APIs.
For the original alphabetical Call Index page, go here.
eBay Inc.-Level Calls | Site-Specific Calls | Listing-Specific Calls |
eBay Inc.-Level Calls
|GeteBayOfficialTime||Gets the official eBay system time in GMT.||view|
|GetCharities||Searches for nonprofit charity organizations that meet the criteria specified in the request.||Guide only|
|GeteBayDetails||Retrieves eBay IDs and codes (e.g., site IDs and shipping service codes), enumerated data (e.g., payment methods), and other common eBay meta-data.||view|
|GetCategories||Retrieves the latest eBay category hierarchy for a given eBay site. Information returned for each category includes the category name and the unique ID for the category (unique within the eBay site for which categories are retrieved). A category ID is a required input when you list most items.||view|
|GetCategoryFeatures||Returns information about the features that are applicable to different categories, such as listing durations, shipping term requirements, and Best Offer support.||view|
|GetSuggestedCategories||Returns a list of up to 10 categories that have the highest percentage of listings whose titles or descriptions contain the keywords you specify.||view|
|GetCategoryMappings||Retrieves a map of old category IDs and corresponding active category IDs defined for the site to which the request is sent.||view|
|Note: If you prefer REST-Based APIs, consider using or switching to the Taxonomy API to retrieve eBay category metadata, such as eBay category hierarchy, listing category suggestions (based on item/product), and category-specific product aspects/item specifics. eBay also has a Sell Metadata API that can be used to retrieve other eBay site-specific metadata.|
|GetAllBidders||Provides three modes for retrieving a list of the users that bid on a listing.||view|
|GetItemShipping||Returns shipping cost estimates for an item for every calculated shipping service that the seller has offered with the listing.||view|
|GetDescriptionTemplates||Retrieves Theme and Layout specifications for the display of an item's description.||view|
Standard Requester Credentials for Making Calls
The prototypes and tables do not include the RequesterCredentials container and fields. For example, the input sections do not include eBayAuthToken. For information about authenticating requests, please refer to the guide for the API or SDK you are using. If you are using the Trading API, pass the RequesterCredentials node in the request XML as in the snippet below for most XML requests (exceptions are FetchToken and GetSessionID). In SOAP requests, pass the token and the RequesterCredentials in the SOAP header. See Standard Data for All Calls for fuller examples and information, including a SOAP example.
<RequesterCredentials> <eBayAuthToken>string</eBayAuthToken> </RequesterCredentials>