Finding API

Finding API Tutorials

The following tutorials have been written specifically for the Finding API:

Tutorial Description Complete Source Code
eBay Building Blocks (tasks made easy)
Register and Get Your Keys Simple steps for joining the eBay Developers Program. N/A
Get eBay Value Price Find the best price for merchandise listed on eBay to compare with other retail sites. XML input/output
Refine Searches with Item Filters Use item filters to find only items that meet buyers’ value criteria (e.g., price and shipping). XML input/output
Refine Searches with Aspect Filters Use aspect filters iteratively to refine results to include only items with the product details you want (e.g., color, size, or brand). XML input/output
JavaScript Tutorials (using API directly)
JavaScript (URL/JSON): Getting Started with the Finding API: Finding Items by Keywords In this tutorial you use JavaScript to write and submit a REST-style findItemsByKeywords call to search for eBay listings based on a keyword. You specify that the response to your call is in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. This tutorial shows how easy it is to use the Finding API. The tutorial utilizes a single JavaScript function for displaying the results in a browser. The tutorial also shows you how to use item filters in your request. GettingStarted_JS_NV_JSON.zip
PHP Tutorials (using API directly)
PHP (URL/XML): Getting Started with the Finding API: Finding Items by Keywords In this tutorial you use PHP to write and submit a REST-style findItemsByKeywords call to search for eBay listings based on a keyword. You specify that the response to your call is in XML format. This tutorial shows how easy it is to use the Finding API. The tutorial also shows you how to use item filters in your request. GettingStarted_PHP_NV_XML.zip
PHP (XML/XML): Getting Started with the Finding API: Finding Items by Keywords In this tutorial, you use PHP to write and submit a findItemsByKeywords call via HTTP POST to search for eBay listings based on a keyword. You specify that the response to your call is in XML format. This tutorial shows how easy it is to use the Finding API. The tutorial also shows you how to use item filters in your request. GettingStarted_PHP_XML_XML.zip
PHP (XML/XML): Complex searching (findItemsAdvanced) This tutorial shows how to use the Finding API to perform complex searches. Specifically, you use PHP to write a keyword-based findItemsAdvanced GET request to search for eBay listings and display the results in three price ranges. You specify that the response to your call is formatted as XML, and the browser displays the results in an HTML table. PHP_SearchInterm_NV_XML.zip
Note: The Developers Program Knowledge Base is a good source of code samples. To find code samples and other useful information for the Finding API, select Finding API from the Search By Product drop-down menu and click Search.


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