Request container for the findCompletedItems call.
You can expect response times for this call to be longer than other types of Finding Service requests. The call must search through historical databases rather than performing a quick lookup on currently listed items. There is a 5,000 limit on the number of findCompletedItems calls an application can make in a single day (even if the application has completed an app check).
Be aware that it is possible to use this call in such a way as to violate the terms and conditions of your API License Agreement. Ensure that you do not store the results retrieved from this call or use the results for market research purposes.
Aspect filters refine (limit) the number of items returned by a find request. Obtain input values for aspectFilter fields from an aspectHistogramContainer returned in the response of a previous query.
By issuing a series of find queries, you can continually refine the items returned in your responses. Do this by repeating a query using the aspect values returned in one response as the input values to your next query.
For example, the aspectHistogramContainer in a response on Men's Shoes could contain an aspect of Size, along with "aspect values" for the different sizes currently available in Men's Shoes. By populating aspectFilter fields with the values returned in an aspectHistogramContainer, you can hone the item results returned by your new query.
Note: If a call that specifies an outputSelector value of AspectHistogram returns aspectHistogramContainer.domainName, this is a sign that aspect histogram data might not be returned if you also specify an aspectFilter in the next call. To ensure that aspect histogram data is returned for the next call, add a domainFilter to the call as well.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use aspectFilter.
Specify one or more words to use in a search query for finding items on eBay. By default, queries search item titles only. When running queries, it is best to include complete keywords values--eBay checks words in context with each other. If you are using a URL request and your keyword query consists of multiple words, use "%20" to separate the words. For example, use "Harry%20Potter" to search for items containing those words in any order. Queries aren't case-sensitive, so it doesn't matter whether you use uppercase or lowercase letters.
You can incorporate wildcards in a multi-word search. For example, "ap*%20ip*" returns results for "apple ipod" among other matches. The words "and" and "or" are treated like any other word (and not their logical connotation). Only use "and", "or", or "the" if you are searching for listings containing those specific words.
findCompletedItems requires that you specify either keywords or a categoryId in the search criteria.
Defines what data to return, in addition to the default set of data, in a response.
If you don't specify this field, eBay returns a default set of item fields. Use outputSelector to include more information in the response. The additional data is grouped into discrete nodes. You can specify multiple nodes by including this field multiple times, as needed, in the request.
If you specify this field, the additional fields returned can affect the call's response time (performance), including in the case with feedback data.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use outputSelector.
Input ISBN, UPC, EAN, or ReferenceID (ePID) to specify the type of product for which you want to search.
For example, to search using an ISBN, specify productID.type=ISBN and set productID.value to an ISBN value. To search using an eBay Product Reference ID, specify productID.type= ReferenceID and set productID.value to an ePID value (also known as an Bay Product Reference ID). If you do not know the ePID value for a product, use FindProducts in the eBay Shopping API to retrieve the desired ePID: