Merchant Data API

Merchant Data API Release Notes

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Q3 2016
Version Release Date
987 2016-Sep-23
985 2016-Sep-09
983 2016-Aug-26
981 2016-Aug-12
979 2016-Jul-29
977 2016-Jul-15
975 2016-Jul-01
Q2 2016
Version Release Date
973 Not Released
971 2016-Jun-03
969 Not Released
967 Not Released
965 2016-Apr-22
963 2016-Apr-08
Q1 2016
Version Release Date
961 Not Released
959 2016-Mar-11
957 2016-Feb-26
955 2016-Feb-12
953 Not Released
951 2016-Jan-15
Q4 2015
Version Release Date
949 2015-Nov-12
947 2015-Oct-29
945 2015-Oct-15
943 2015-Oct-01

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

Version 983

Index of Changed Calls - 983

Schema Changes - 983

Announcements - 983

New Features - 983

Changed Functionality - 983

Documentation Changes and Errata - 983

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

Index of Changed Calls - 983

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 983

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 - 983

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 - 983

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 - 983.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 983

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 - 983

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 983 and Changed Functionality - 983.

None for this release.

Version 981

Index of Changed Calls - 981

Schema Changes - 981

Announcements - 981

New Features - 981

Changed Functionality - 981

Documentation Changes and Errata - 981

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

Index of Changed Calls - 981

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 - 981

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 - 981

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.

GuaranteeShipping Field to Start Being Returned in Order Report

A GuaranteeShipping boolean field was added to the WSDL, but this field will not be returned in OrderReport until the feature becomes available to sellers in October.

Once the feature becomes available, and turned on in the API, this field will be returned as true if the seller chose to use eBay's Guarantee Shipping feature at listing time. With eBay's Guarantee Shipping, the seller will never pay more for shipping than what is charged to the buyer. The Guarantee Shipping price will be based on the shipping service option and on the dimensions and weight of the shipping package. Initially, eBay's Guarantee Shipping feature can not be selected with the Add/Revise/Relist API calls, but must be set up through the Web flow.

New Features - 981

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 - 981.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 981

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 - 981

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 981 and Changed Functionality - 981.

None for this release.

Version 979

Index of Changed Calls - 979

Schema Changes - 979

Announcements - 979

New Features - 979

Changed Functionality - 979

Documentation Changes and Errata - 979

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

Index of Changed Calls - 979

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 979

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 - 979

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 - 979

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 - 979.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 979

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 - 979

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 979 and Changed Functionality - 979.

Restriction of OrderReport Clarified

It was called out in the Call Reference documentation for OrderReport that only orders less than 90 days old may be retrieved with this call.

Version 977

Index of Changed Calls - 977

Schema Changes - 977

Announcements - 977

New Features - 977

Changed Functionality - 977

Documentation Changes and Errata - 977

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

Index of Changed Calls - 977

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 977

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 - 977

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 - 977

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 - 977.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 977

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 - 977

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 977 and Changed Functionality - 977.

Doc Cleanup and Maintenance

General cleanup of API Call Reference documentation was performed for Version 977.

Version 975

Index of Changed Calls - 975

Schema Changes - 975

Announcements - 975

New Features - 975

Changed Functionality - 975

Documentation Changes and Errata - 975

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

Index of Changed Calls - 975

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 975

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 - 975

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 - 975

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 - 975.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 975

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 - 975

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 975 and Changed Functionality - 975.

None for this release.

Version 971

Index of Changed Calls - 971

Schema Changes - 971

Announcements - 971

New Features - 971

Changed Functionality - 971

Documentation Changes and Errata - 971

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

Index of Changed Calls - 971

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 971

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 - 971

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 - 971

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 - 971.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 971

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 - 971

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 971 and Changed Functionality - 971.

Updates to BuyerTaxIdentifier Field

Minor updates were made to the field description for the BuyerTaxIdentifier field that is returned in OrderReport.

Version 965

Index of Changed Calls - 965

Schema Changes - 965

Announcements - 965

New Features - 965

Changed Functionality - 965

Documentation Changes and Errata - 965

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

Index of Changed Calls - 965

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 965

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.

NamePart of SchemaType of Change
ProductListingDetailsType.ProductID Element Removed

Announcements - 965

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 - 965

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 - 965.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 965

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.

ProductListingDetails.ProductID Field Being Deprecated

Sellers should no longer use the ProductListingDetails.ProductID field to identify an eBay catalog product in an add/revise/relist call. Instead, the seller should only pass in the eBay Product ID (ePID) through the ProductListingDetails.ProductReferenceID field.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 965

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 965 and Changed Functionality - 965.

None for this release.

Version 963

Index of Changed Calls - 963

Schema Changes - 963

Announcements - 963

New Features - 963

Changed Functionality - 963

Documentation Changes and Errata - 963

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

Index of Changed Calls - 963

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 963

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.

Announcements - 963

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.

2016 Spring Seller Updates

The 2016 Spring Seller Update has been released. Below is a summary of the announced new features and changes:

Coming Soon: Business Policies Opt-In/Opt-Out Will Be Enforced

Starting soon, a seller's choice to opt into or out of Business Policies will determine which API fields can be used when creating/revising/relisting their listings.

Using Business Policies
To list items using Business Policies, the seller will have defined at least one of each of the following Business Policies types:

You can create and manage these profiles in My eBay, or by using the Business Policies Management API. If you are opted in to Business Policies, you will only reference the profile IDs of these business policies in the Item.SellerProfiles container in an Add/Revise/Relist call, and the payment, return policy, and shipping-related fields in those referenced business policies will be used to create or revise the listing instead of the "legacy" payment, return policy, and shipping fields in the Trading API. If you pass in Business Policies profile IDs and the legacy fields, the legacy fields will be ignored and dropped. See the Mapping Business Policies Management API Fields to Trading API Fields table in the Business Policies Users Guide for a complete list of the legacy Trading API fields and their equivalent Business Policies fields that should be used instead.

Opt-In Enforcement Details
Previously, sellers who were opted into Business Policies could create listings using either the Business Policies API fields or the equivalent legacy Trading API fields, or even a combination of the two. This will no longer be allowed.

Any seller who is opted into Business Policies will not be able to use the legacy fields at all, for Payment, Returns or Shipping in any new listing. If legacy fields are passed into the request, they will be ignored and dropped and the seller may get a warning message to that effect.

One exception to this requirement: when an opted-in seller has an existing listing. If the listing uses only legacy fields, the seller can relist or revise the item using legacy fields, until the listing expires/ends, or is withdrawn by the seller. However, if the listing uses a combination of legacy fields and business policies, the seller will be prevented from continuing the listing, and will receive an error message indicating that they must cancel the listing and recreate it with business policies only.

Opt-Out Enforcement Details
If a seller is opted out of (or have not opted into) Business Policies, that seller cannot reference any business policies to create, relist, or revise any listing.

Actions to Take
Act now to ensure that your selling application gracefully anticipates the upcoming change, so sellers will not be inconvenienced as they conduct their business on eBay:

  1. Inform your sellers of their obligations when opted into or out of Business Policies.
  2. Ensure that opted-in sellers have at least one Payment profile, one Return profile, and one Shipping profile defined for their account.
  3. Modify or replace sellers' current listings as necessary to comply with their opt-in or opt-out status.
  4. Sellers can only opt-in and opt-out of Business Policies through My eBay (My eBay > Account > Manage your business polices)
  5. Sellers can see their opt-in/opt-out status, and also view all Business Policies defined for their account in My eBay or by using the GetUserPreferences call. If using the GetUserPreferences call, the seller should include the ShowSellerProfilePreferences boolean field in the request and set to true.

New Features - 963

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 - 963.

Changed Functionality - 963

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 - 963

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 963 and Changed Functionality - 963.

None for this release.

Version 959

Index of Changed Calls - 959

Schema Changes - 959

Announcements - 959

New Features - 959

Changed Functionality - 959

Documentation Changes and Errata - 959

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

Index of Changed Calls - 959

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 959

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 - 959

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 - 959

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 - 959.

AddItem Family of Calls Support Motorcycle Parts Compatibility in DE and UK

In the AddItem family of calls, the ItemCompatabilityType type has been expanded to accept eBay Product ID (ePID) numbers on the DE and UK eBay sites to specify parts compatibility for motorcycle and scooter parts compatibility. For details and examples, see the Features Guide.

Changed Functionality - 959

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 - 959

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 959 and Changed Functionality - 959.

ShipmentLineItem Container Now Correctly Represented

Previously, the documentation erroneously indicated that Shipment.ShipmentLineItem was conditionally required in the SetShipmentTrackingInfo call request. In fact, the ShipmentLineItem container was and is part of ShipmentTrackingDetails, and the documentation now correctly displays Shipment.ShipmentTrackingDetails.ShipmentLineItem in the request prototype.

Version 957

Index of Changed Calls - 957

Schema Changes - 957

Announcements - 957

New Features - 957

Changed Functionality - 957

Documentation Changes and Errata - 957

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

Index of Changed Calls - 957

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 957

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 - 957

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.

Listing Calls to Support Boats and Motorcycle Parts Compatibility in DE and UK

In the AddItem family of calls, the ItemCompatibilityType type will soon be expanded to accept eBay Product ID (ePID) numbers on the DE and UK eBay sites to specify parts compatibility for motorcycles (in DE, scooter parts compatibility is also supported). For details and examples, see the Features Guide.

New Features - 957

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 - 957.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 957

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.

Global Shipping Warehouse Addresses Changed

Sellers in the UK and US who take advantage of the Global Shipping Program send their shipments to the respective address of their international shipping provider's domestic warehouse, from which the carrier completes the shipment. The mailing addresses of the UK and US warehouses have changed.

The new warehouse addresses are returned by the OrderReport call. The new addresses are as follows:

UK Warehouse

GSP Shipping Centre, 1 Langham Park
South Normanton DE55 2GF

US Warehouse

1850 Airport Exchange Blvd #200
Erlanger KY 41025

For details about how to use this information, see Addressing a Global Shipping Program Shipment.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 957

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 957 and Changed Functionality - 957.

None for this release.

Version 955

Index of Changed Calls - 955

Schema Changes - 955

Announcements - 955

New Features - 955

Changed Functionality - 955

Documentation Changes and Errata - 955

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

Index of Changed Calls - 955

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 - 955

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 - 955

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 - 955

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 - 955.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 955

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.

Several Payment Methods are No Longer Supported

Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Paymate, and ProPay are no longer supported as acceptable payment methods on any eBay site. Starting with Version 945, sellers were already blocked from specifying these payment methods in listing calls, but the enumeration values associated with these payment methods (Moneybookers, Paymate, and ProPay) were still being returned in OrderReport and SoldReport. These three enumeration values have now been removed from BuyerPaymentMethodCodeType and will not be returned in any calls.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 955

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 955 and Changed Functionality - 955.

Fixed SetShipmentTrackingInfo Call Reference

The Shipment container in the request payload structure of the SetShipmentTrackingInfo call was previously misrepresented. The deprecated ShippingCarrierUsed and ShipmentTrackingNumber fields had been replaced by a new ShipmentTrackingDetails container with new versions of those same fields, as well as a set of Global Shipping Program fields, but neither the old or the new fields appeared in the documentation. This has been fixed, so the Shipment container now looks like the following:

<Shipment>
    <ShipmentTrackingDetails>
        <ShippingCarrierUsed></ShippingCarrierUsed>
        <ShipmentLineItem>
            <LineItem>
                <CountryOfOrigin></CountryOfOrigin>
                <Description></Description>
                <ItemID></ItemID>
                <Quantity></Quantity>
                <TransactionID></TransactionID>
            </LineItem>
        </ShipmentLineItem>
        <ShipmentTrackingNumber></ShipmentTrackingNumber>
    </ShipmentTrackingDetails>
    <ShippedTime></ShippedTime>
</Shipment>

Note: The ShipmentLineItem container is required only for Global Shipping Program shipments. For more information about all of the fields in the ShipmentTrackingDetails container, see the SetShipmentTrackingInfo call reference.

Version 951

Index of Changed Calls - 951

Schema Changes - 951

Announcements - 951

New Features - 951

Changed Functionality - 951

Documentation Changes and Errata - 951

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

Index of Changed Calls - 951

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 951

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 - 951

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 - 951

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 - 951.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 951

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 - 951

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 951 and Changed Functionality - 951.

Doc Cleanup and Maintenance

General cleanup of API Call Reference documentation was performed for Version 951.

Version 949

Index of Changed Calls - 949

Schema Changes - 949

Announcements - 949

New Features - 949

Changed Functionality - 949

Documentation Changes and Errata - 949

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

Index of Changed Calls - 949

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 949

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 - 949

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 - 949

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 - 949.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 949

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 - 949

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 949 and Changed Functionality - 949.

Doc Cleanup and Maintenance

General cleanup of API Call Reference documentation was performed for Version 949, including an update to the copyright year in all page footers.

Version 947

Index of Changed Calls - 947

Schema Changes - 947

Announcements - 947

New Features - 947

Changed Functionality - 947

Documentation Changes and Errata - 947

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

Index of Changed Calls - 947

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 947

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 - 947

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 - 947

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 - 947.

Flat Rate Freight Shipping Service

The eBay US site now supports a new type of flat rate shipping service: Flat Rate Freight. This feature provides convenience and predictable cost to buyers on freight shipping of heavy and bulky packages within the United States. Any listing that requires freight shipping can be offered by the seller with free shipping or a single flat rate for all domestic buyers. The seller negotiates the actual shipping cost with the freight carrier separately from the checkout process, so the sale can be completed quickly. This improves on conventional freight, which requires the seller to negotiate the shipping cost with the carrier and the buyer before completing the sale.

When using the Add, Relist, Revise, or Verify families of calls to create a listing, the combination of the ShippingDetails.ShippingType and ShippingDetails.ShippingServiceOptions.ShippingService fields is unique for each eBay site and freight shipping option. For Flat Rate Freight, set ShippingType to Flat and ShippingService to FlatRateFreight.

Flat Rate Freight is technically a flat rate option (ShippingType=Flat), but the guidelines for both flat rate shipping and freight shipping apply to Flat Rate Freight. For details, see Specifying Flat Rate Shipping and Specifying Freight Shipping.

Changed Functionality - 947

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 - 947

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 947 and Changed Functionality - 947.

None for this release.

Version 945

Index of Changed Calls - 945

Schema Changes - 945

Announcements - 945

New Features - 945

Changed Functionality - 945

Documentation Changes and Errata - 945

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

Index of Changed Calls - 945

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 - 945

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 - 945

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.

Skrill/Moneybookers, ProPay, and Paymate No Longer Acceptable Payment Methods

Sellers can no longer specify Skrill/Moneybookers, ProPay, or Paymate as accepted payment methods when adding/revising/relisting items. If Moneybookers, Paymate, and/or ProPay are provided as values in a PaymentMethods field of an add/revise/relist call, the listing will be rejected. Existing listings that have any of these accepted payment methods will be allowed to stay active without any revisions, but beginning in mid to late November, eBay will start asking sellers to modify these listings as well, removing these deprecated payment methods from the listings.

Note that the Moneybookers, Paymate, and/or ProPay may still get returned in OrderReport in the short term, but once these values are hard deprecated, they will not be returned at all.

New Features - 945

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 - 945.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 945

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 - 945

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 945 and Changed Functionality - 945.

None for this release.

Version 943

Index of Changed Calls - 943

Schema Changes - 943

Announcements - 943

New Features - 943

Changed Functionality - 943

Documentation Changes and Errata - 943

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

Index of Changed Calls - 943

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

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 943

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 - 943

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.

Upcoming Change to ValueTypeCodeType in GetCategorySpecifics

Starting with Version 945 and going forward, the Decimal enumeration value of ValueTypeCodeType will be replaced by the Numeric data type when the recommended Item Specific is numeric in nature. For the Version 943 WSDL and older, Decimal will continue being returned.

New Features - 943

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 - 943.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 943

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 - 943

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 943 and Changed Functionality - 943.

None for this release.

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