Merchant Data API

Merchant Data API Release Notes

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Q3 2017
Version Release Date
1035 2017-Sep-29
1033 2017-Sep-15
1031 2017-Sep-01
1029 2017-Aug-18
1027 2017-Aug-04
1025 2017-Jul-21
1023 Not Released
Q2 2017
Version Release Date
1021 2017-Jun-23
1019 2017-Jun-09
1017 2017-May-26
1015 2017-May-12
1013 2017-Apr-28
1011 2017-Apr-14
Q1 2017
Version Release Date
1009 2017-Mar-31
1007 2017-Mar-17
1005 2017-Mar-03
1003 2017-Feb-17
1001 2017-Feb-03
999 Skipped
997 2017-Jan-20
995 2017-Jan-06
Q4 2016
Version Release Date
993 No schema or doc changes
991 2016-Oct-21
989 No schema or doc changes

These release notes go back four quarters. For older release notes, see the Release Notes archive.

Version 1027

Index of Changed Calls - 1027

Schema Changes - 1027

Announcements - 1027

New Features - 1027

Changed Functionality - 1027

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1027

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1027

These calls were added, modified, deprecated, or affected by documentation changes in this release. The changes are described below as well as in each call's Change History.

New Calls

No new calls in this release.

Changed Calls

Schema Changes - 1027

Enumeration note: You need to use this release version or higher to retrieve new code list values that were added in this release. See Code Lists.

No schema changes in this release.

Announcements - 1027

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

API Support for Half.com Listings is Getting Deprecated

Beginning on August 31, 2017, API support for Half.com listings is being fully deprecated. For a full list of API types, fields, and enumeration values affected by this change, see the Documentation Changes and Errata section.

New Features - 1027

This section describes new features that have been added as of this release. New features can involve new calls, new capabilities, and/or new fields added to existing calls.

For logical or functional changes to existing features and calls, including code list changes, see Changed Functionality - 1027.

Best Offer Feature Enabled for Auction Listings

Beginning with Version 1027, sellers on the US, UK, and DE sites can offer the Best Offer feature in auction listings. The seller can offer Buy It Now or Best Offer in an auction listing, but not both features.

Changed Functionality - 1027

This section describes logical or functional changes that have been made to existing functionality, including new code list values and/or changes in validation rules.

None for this release.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1027

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1027 and Changed Functionality - 1027.

API Types, Fields, and Enumeration Values Affected by Half.com Deprecation

Beginning on August 31, 2017, API support for Half.com listings is being fully deprecated. This section will discuss the full list of API types, fields, and enumeration values affected by this change.

The following Merchant Data API types are exclusively for Half.com listings, and these types will no longer be applicable beyond August 31:

The following Merchant Data API fields and enumeration values are exclusively for Half.com listings, and these fields/values will no longer be applicable beyond August 31:

Version 1019

Index of Changed Calls - 1019

Schema Changes - 1019

Announcements - 1019

New Features - 1019

Changed Functionality - 1019

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1019

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1019

These calls were added, modified, deprecated, or affected by documentation changes in this release. The changes are described below as well as in each call's Change History.

New Calls

No new calls in this release.

Changed Calls

Schema Changes - 1019

Enumeration note: You need to use this release version or higher to retrieve new code list values that were added in this release. See Code Lists.

Name Part of Schema Type of Change
TransactionType.GuaranteedDelivery Element New

Announcements - 1019

None for this release.

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

New Features - 1019

This section describes new features that have been added as of this release. New features can involve new calls, new capabilities, and/or new fields added to existing calls.

For logical or functional changes to existing features and calls, including code list changes, see Changed Functionality - 1019.

eBay Guaranteed Delivery Flag Added to OrderReport

A GuaranteedDelivery boolean field was added to TransactionType, and will be returned in the OrderReport call to indicate whether or not the seller is committed to eBay Guaranteed Delivery. With eBay Guaranteed Delivery, the seller is committing to getting the order to the buyer within three business days. To enable this possibility, the seller must offer 0 or 1-day handling and a one-day or expedited shipping service. This feature will first become available to US sellers in late summer 2017.

Changed Functionality - 1019

This section describes logical or functional changes that have been made to existing functionality, including new code list values and/or changes in validation rules.

Numerous Confidential Data Fields Hidden in OrderReport

Numerous confidential/sensitive data fields have been hidden to any party other than buyer or seller in the responses of the (OrderReport call. If a third party is using a Merchant Data schema file older than 1019, these confidential/sensitive data fields will not even be returned. If the third party is using a Merchant Data schema file version 1019 or above, these confidential/sensitive data fields will be returned but will contain dummy/masked data. Below is the list of data fields that this change affects:

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1019

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1019 and Changed Functionality - 1019.

None for this release.

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