eBay Product Metadata APIVersion 1.3.0

getProductMetadataBulk

Request container for a batch of individual requests for product metadata for a specific category.



Input

The box below lists all fields that could be included in the call request. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<getProductMetadataBulkRequest xmlns="http://www.ebay.com/marketplace/marketplacecatalog/v1/services">
  <!-- Call-specific Input Fields -->
  <productMetadataRequest> ProductMetadataRequest (BaseRequest)
    <categoryId> string </categoryId>
    <groupType> token </groupType>
    <!-- ... more groupType values allowed here ... -->
    <includeGroupPropertiesOnly> boolean </includeGroupPropertiesOnly>
    <includeManagedValues> boolean </includeManagedValues>
  </productMetadataRequest>
  <!-- ... more productMetadataRequest nodes allowed here ... -->
</getProductMetadataBulkRequest>
Argument Type Occurrence Meaning
productMetadataRequest ProductMetadataRequest (BaseRequest) Required,
repeatable: [1..3]
Request to retrieve product metadata for a single category. Your getProductMetadtaBulk request may contain three productMetadataRequest containers. Each container must specify a valid category ID for the eBay site specified in the X-EBAY-SOA-GLOBAL-ID header.
productMetadataRequest
  .categoryId
string Required Specifies the leaf category from which you want to retrieve product metadata information that can be used to add products into the corresponding eBay catalog.

If the specified category is not enabled for product creation, eBay returns an error. Use GetCategoryFeatures (Trading API) with FeatureID set to "ProductCreationEnabled" to identify categories that are enabled for product creation.
Max length: 10.
productMetadataRequest
  .groupType
token Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Reserved for future use. Currently, all supported group types are returned.
productMetadataRequest
  .includeGroupPropertiesOnly
boolean Optional Reserved for future use. Currently, both group properties (productMetadataResponse.productMetadata.groupProperties) and property metadata (productMetadataResponse.productMetadata.propertyMetadata) are always returned.
Default: false.
productMetadataRequest
  .includeManagedValues
boolean Optional If true, the response will include managed values (approved standard values) for certain string-based properties, such as brand or device type. Managed values are not maintained for all properties, but when they are available, they can be used as an enumeration list to create a selection list. When possible, use a managed value to ensure consistent spelling and capitalization.
Default: false.



Output

The box below lists all fields that might be returned in the response. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<getProductMetadataBulkResponse xmlns="http://www.ebay.com/marketplace/marketplacecatalog/v1/services">
  <!-- Call-specific Output Fields -->
  <productMetadataResponse> ProductMetadataResponse (BaseResponse)
    <ack> AckValue </ack>
    <errorMessage> ErrorMessage
      <error> ErrorData
        <category> ErrorCategory </category>
        <domain> string </domain>
        <errorId> long </errorId>
        <exceptionId> token </exceptionId>
        <message> string </message>
        <parameter name="string"> ErrorParameter (string) </parameter>
        <!-- ... more parameter nodes allowed here ... -->
        <severity> ErrorSeverity </severity>
        <subdomain> string </subdomain>
      </error>
      <!-- ... more error nodes allowed here ... -->
    </errorMessage>
    <productMetadata> ProductMetadata
      <groupProperties> GroupProperties
        <description> string </description>
        <groupName> string </groupName>
        <groupProperty> GroupProperty
          <propertyName> string </propertyName>
          <tag> Tag
            <dataType> token </dataType>
            <description> string </description>
            <name> token </name>
            <value> string </value>
            <!-- ... more value values allowed here ... -->
          </tag>
          <!-- ... more tag nodes allowed here ... -->
        </groupProperty>
        <!-- ... more groupProperty nodes allowed here ... -->
        <groupType> token </groupType>
      </groupProperties>
      <!-- ... more groupProperties nodes allowed here ... -->
      <productMetadataVersion> string </productMetadataVersion>
      <propertyMetadata> PropertyMetadata
        <alternatePropertyName> string </alternatePropertyName>
        <!-- ... more alternatePropertyName values allowed here ... -->
        <canonicalName> string </canonicalName>
        <dataType> token </dataType>
        <description> string </description>
        <multiValued> boolean </multiValued>
        <propertyName> string </propertyName>
        <propertyTags> Tag
          <dataType> token </dataType>
          <description> string </description>
          <name> token </name>
          <value> string </value>
          <!-- ... more value values allowed here ... -->
        </propertyTags>
        <!-- ... more propertyTags nodes allowed here ... -->
        <typeSpecificInformation> TypeSpecificInformation
          <mediaTypeSpecificInformation> MediaTypeSpecificInformation </mediaTypeSpecificInformation>
          <numericTypeSpecificInformation> NumericTypeSpecificInformation
            <maximumValueAllowed> long </maximumValueAllowed>
            <unitOfMeasurement> token </unitOfMeasurement>
          </numericTypeSpecificInformation>
          <stringTypeSpecificInformation> StringTypeSpecificInformation
            <managedValue> string </managedValue>
            <!-- ... more managedValue values allowed here ... -->
            <maximumCharactersAllowed> int </maximumCharactersAllowed>
          </stringTypeSpecificInformation>
          <uriTypeSpecificInformation> URITypeSpecificInformation </uriTypeSpecificInformation>
        </typeSpecificInformation>
      </propertyMetadata>
      <!-- ... more propertyMetadata nodes allowed here ... -->
    </productMetadata>
    <requestInformation> ProductMetadataRequest (BaseRequest)
      <categoryId> string </categoryId>
      <groupType> token </groupType>
      <!-- ... more groupType values allowed here ... -->
      <includeGroupPropertiesOnly> boolean </includeGroupPropertiesOnly>
      <includeManagedValues> boolean </includeManagedValues>
    </requestInformation>
    <timestamp> dateTime </timestamp>
    <version> string </version>
  </productMetadataResponse>
  <!-- ... more productMetadataResponse nodes allowed here ... -->
  <!-- Standard Output Fields -->
  <ack> AckValue </ack>
  <errorMessage> ErrorMessage
    <error> ErrorData
      <category> ErrorCategory </category>
      <domain> string </domain>
      <errorId> long </errorId>
      <exceptionId> token </exceptionId>
      <message> string </message>
      <parameter name="string"> ErrorParameter (string) </parameter>
      <!-- ... more parameter nodes allowed here ... -->
      <severity> ErrorSeverity </severity>
      <subdomain> string </subdomain>
    </error>
    <!-- ... more error nodes allowed here ... -->
  </errorMessage>
  <timestamp> dateTime </timestamp>
  <version> string </version>
</getProductMetadataBulkResponse>
Return Value Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Output Fields [Jump to standard fields]
productMetadataResponse ProductMetadataResponse (BaseResponse) Always,
repeatable: [1..*]
Product metadata for the category specified in the corresponding productMetadataRequest in the request. Product metadata consists of individual property metadata, group properties, the metadata version, and the corresponding request.+++
productMetadataResponse.ack AckValue Always

Applicable values:

Failure
The request that triggered the error was not processed successfully. When a serious application-level error occurs, the error is returned instead of the business data.
PartialFailure
The request that triggered the error was processed successfully but with some warnings.
Success
The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user.
Warning
The request that triggered the error was processed successfully but with some warnings.

productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage
ErrorMessage Conditionally Description of an error or warning that occurred when eBay processed the request. Not returned if the ack value is Success.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error
ErrorData Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Details about a single error.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.category
ErrorCategory Conditionally There are three categories of errors: request errors, application errors, and system errors.

Applicable values:

Application
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, with the most likely source being the application sending the request. For example, the request is missing a required data element or it contains an invalid field. The problem must be corrected before the request can be resent. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is due to an application error, modify the application and resend the request. If the error is due to invalid data, the source of the data must be corrected before you resend the resend request to eBay.
Request
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, with the most likely source being missing or invalid data in the request. The problem must be corrected before the request can be retried. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is a result of end-user data, alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the problem. Once the problem is resolved, resend the request to eBay.
System
Indicates that an error has occurred on the eBay system side. For example, a database or server could be down. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is on the eBay side, an application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.

productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.domain
string Conditionally Name of the domain in which the error occurred.
domain values:
Marketplace
A business or validation error occurred in the service.
SOA
An exception occurred in the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.errorId
long Conditionally A unique code that identifies the particular error condition that occurred. Your application can use error codes as identifiers in your customized error-handling algorithms.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error
  .exceptionId
token Conditionally Unique identifier for an exception associated with an error.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.message
string Conditionally A detailed description of the condition that caused in the error.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.parameter
ErrorParameter (string) Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Various warning and error messages return one or more variables that contain contextual information about the error. This is often the field or value that triggered the error.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.parameter
  [ attribute name ]
string Conditionally Various warning and error messages return one or more variables that contain contextual information about the error. This is often the field or value that triggered the error.
productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.severity
ErrorSeverity Conditionally Indicates whether the reported problem is fatal (an error) or is less- severe (a warning). Review the error message details for information on the cause.

If the request fails and the application is the source of the error (for example, a required element is missing), update the application before you retry the request. If the problem is due to incorrect user data, alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, re-send the request to eBay.

If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, you can retry the request a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends you try the request twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, you can resend the request in its original form.

If a warning occurs, warning information is returned in addition to the business data. Normally, you do not need to resend the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause of the warning, you might need to contact the end user, or eBay, to effect a long term solution to the problem.

Applicable values:

Error
eBay encountered a fatal error during the processing of the request, causing the request to fail. When eBay encounters an error, it returns error data instead of the requested business data. Inspect the error details and resolve the problem before resubmitting the request.
Warning
The request was successfully processed, but eBay encountered a non-fatal error during the processing that could affect the data returned. For example, eBay might have changed the value of an input field. In this case, eBay returns a successful response, but it also returns a warning. For best results, requests should return without warnings. Inspect the warning details and resolve the problem before resubmitting the request.

productMetadataResponse
  .errorMessage.error.subdomain
string Conditionally Name of the subdomain in which the error occurred.
subdomain values:
MarketplaceCatalog
The error is specific to the Marketplace Catalog subdomain.
MarketplaceCommon
The error is common to all Marketplace services.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
ProductMetadata Always Product metadata for the specified category. This product metadata provides all the requirements and constraints to submit a new product for inclusion into the eBay catalog associated with the given category. Product metadata consists of metadata for individual properties, property group information, and the version of the product metadata for the category.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties
GroupProperties Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Some product properties share a common characteristic, such as being required for product creation or qualifying as a globally unique identifier (GUID). The required properties group contains the minimum set of properties you must submit to add a product to an eBay catalog. GUID properties make products easier to find and can improve search rankings for associated listings.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.description
string Conditionally Reserved for future use.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupName
string Conditionally A displayable name for the given group type.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
GroupProperty Conditionally,
repeatable: [1..*]
Basic information for an individual property, consisting of the property name and any supplemental tags (name-value pair information) to describe the property, when needed. Use property metadata for more details about a property, including datatype constraints.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .propertyName
string Conditionally Name of the property for use as input in the corresponding propertyName field in the addProducts request. See the corresponding propertyMetadata container with the same propertyName for property details.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .tag
Tag Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Name-value pairs that provide additional descriptive details about the property when needed. This information is not used for adding a product to an eBay catalog, but can provide clarification about an individual property. For example, tag information could indicate that a specific property constitutes a unique product identifier.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .tag.dataType
token Conditionally The datatype of the value part of the name-value pair (e.g., BOOLEAN, STRING, or NUMERIC).
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .tag.description
string Conditionally Reserved for future use.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .tag.name
token Conditionally The name part of the name-value pair.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupProperty
  .tag.value
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [1..*]
Value part of the name-value pair. One or more values may be associated with a given name.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .groupProperties.groupType
token Conditionally Identifies the nature of a given group of properties.
Allowed values:
REQUIRED_PROPERTIES
Properties that must be specified to add a product to the eBay catalog for the given category.
GUID_PROPERTIES
Properties (e.g., EAN or MPN) that qualify as globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) for a product. GUID properties make products easier to find and can improve search rankings for associated listings.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .productMetadataVersion
string Always Specifies the current version of the metadata for the given category.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
PropertyMetadata Always,
repeatable: [1..*]
Contains all the metadata associated with a specific property, such as Title or Brand.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .alternatePropertyName
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Value that may be used in place of the property name value (propertyMetadata.propertyName) when adding a product to an eBay catalog. Only returned when there are synonymous property names available.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .canonicalName
string Always The official unique property name for use as a primary key for locally stored metadata. This value is not used for product creation. Use productMetadata.propertyName instead for adding a product to an eBay catalog.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.dataType
token Always The data type for the property value.
dataType values:
STRING
A string of characters. This data type typically applies to text-based property values, such as names, titles, and descriptions. All characters in the Unicode character set are supported.

Refer to typeSpecificInformation.stringTypeSpecificInformation for additional value constraints.
NUMERIC
A number, which typically describes a product dimension, such as weight or memory capacity.

Refer to typeSpecificInformation.numericTypeSpecificInformation for additional value constraints.
URI
Specifies a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), a compact sequence of characters that identifies an abstract or physical resource.

Refer to typeSpecificInformation.uriTypeSpecificInformation for additional value constraints.
MEDIA
Reserved for future use.

Refer to typeSpecificInformation.stringTypeSpecificInformation for additional value constraints.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.description
string Conditionally Describes the given property.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.multiValued
boolean Always Indicates whether or not more than one value can be specified for a given property when adding a product to an eBay catalog. When true, multiple values can be specified for the given property.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyName
string Always this is label for the property that should be used for making products data.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyTags
Tag Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Name-value pairs that provide additional descriptive details about the property when needed. This information is not used for adding a product to an eBay catalog, but can provide clarification about an individual property. For example, propertyTags information could indicate that a specific property constitutes a unique product identifier.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyTags
  .dataType
token Conditionally The datatype of the value part of the name-value pair (e.g., BOOLEAN, STRING, or NUMERIC).
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyTags
  .description
string Conditionally Reserved for future use.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyTags
  .name
token Conditionally The name part of the name-value pair.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata.propertyTags
  .value
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [1..*]
Value part of the name-value pair. One or more values may be associated with a given name.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
TypeSpecificInformation Always Container for any type-specific constraints for property values.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .mediaTypeSpecificInformation
MediaTypeSpecificInformation Conditionally Specifies the constraints, if any, for property values that are of type media. Currently, there are no constraints for media type properties, which apply to images only. Media type properties are specified as a URL in the addProducts request.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .numericTypeSpecificInformation
NumericTypeSpecificInformation Conditionally Specifies the constraints for property values that are of type numeric.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .numericTypeSpecificInformation
  .maximumValueAllowed
long Conditionally Specifies the highest numeric value that can be submitted for the given property value. Always returned for numeric values.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .numericTypeSpecificInformation
  .unitOfMeasurement
token Conditionally Specifies the unit of measurement (e.g., lb or kg) associated with the given numeric value.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .stringTypeSpecificInformation
StringTypeSpecificInformation Conditionally Specifies the constraints for property values that are of type string. In most cases, this is simply the maximum number of characters allowed in the string. In some cases, a list of managed (known good) values may also be returned.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .stringTypeSpecificInformation
  .managedValue
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Specifies a known good value for the given property. For example, for digital cameras, eBay may maintain a list of brands, camera types, lens types, focus types, etc. When possible, use a managed value to ensure consistent spelling and capitalization.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .stringTypeSpecificInformation
  .maximumCharactersAllowed
int Conditionally Specifies the maximum number of characters that can be submitted for the given property value. Always returned for string values.
productMetadataResponse
  .productMetadata
  .propertyMetadata
  .typeSpecificInformation
  .uriTypeSpecificInformation
URITypeSpecificInformation Conditionally Specifies the constraints for property values that are of type URI. Currently, there are no constraints for URI type properties.
productMetadataResponse
  .requestInformation
ProductMetadataRequest (BaseRequest) Always The corresponding productMetadataRequest that was passed in the getProductMetadataBulk request.
productMetadataResponse
  .requestInformation.categoryId
string Always Specifies the leaf category from which you want to retrieve product metadata information that can be used to add products into the corresponding eBay catalog.

If the specified category is not enabled for product creation, eBay returns an error. Use GetCategoryFeatures (Trading API) with FeatureID set to "ProductCreationEnabled" to identify categories that are enabled for product creation.
Max length: 10.
productMetadataResponse
  .requestInformation.groupType
token Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Reserved for future use. Currently, all supported group types are returned.
productMetadataResponse
  .requestInformation
  .includeGroupPropertiesOnly
boolean Conditionally Reserved for future use. Currently, both group properties (productMetadataResponse.productMetadata.groupProperties) and property metadata (productMetadataResponse.productMetadata.propertyMetadata) are always returned.
Default: false.
productMetadataResponse
  .requestInformation
  .includeManagedValues
boolean Conditionally If true, the response will include managed values (approved standard values) for certain string-based properties, such as brand or device type. Managed values are not maintained for all properties, but when they are available, they can be used as an enumeration list to create a selection list. When possible, use a managed value to ensure consistent spelling and capitalization.
Default: false.
productMetadataResponse
  .timestamp
dateTime Always This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. This value is returned in GMT, the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY- MM- DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See the "dateTime" type for information about the time format, and for details on converting to and from the GMT time zone.
productMetadataResponse
  .version
string Always Version number for the current search metadata (product or compatibility). If you are maintaining search metadata locally, compare this value to the version of the search metadata you last downloaded to determine whether the data may have changed.
Standard Output Fields  
ack AckValue Always

Applicable values:

Failure
The request that triggered the error was not processed successfully. When a serious application-level error occurs, the error is returned instead of the business data.
PartialFailure
The request that triggered the error was processed successfully but with some warnings.
Success
The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user.
Warning
The request that triggered the error was processed successfully but with some warnings.

errorMessage ErrorMessage Conditionally Description of an error or warning that occurred when eBay processed the request. Not returned if the ack value is Success.
errorMessage.error ErrorData Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Details about a single error.
errorMessage.error.category ErrorCategory Conditionally There are three categories of errors: request errors, application errors, and system errors.

Applicable values:

Application
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, with the most likely source being the application sending the request. For example, the request is missing a required data element or it contains an invalid field. The problem must be corrected before the request can be resent. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is due to an application error, modify the application and resend the request. If the error is due to invalid data, the source of the data must be corrected before you resend the resend request to eBay.
Request
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, with the most likely source being missing or invalid data in the request. The problem must be corrected before the request can be retried. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is a result of end-user data, alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the problem. Once the problem is resolved, resend the request to eBay.
System
Indicates that an error has occurred on the eBay system side. For example, a database or server could be down. Inspect the error message to find the cause of the problem. If the problem is on the eBay side, an application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.

errorMessage.error.domain string Conditionally Name of the domain in which the error occurred.
domain values:
Marketplace
A business or validation error occurred in the service.
SOA
An exception occurred in the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework.
errorMessage.error.errorId long Conditionally A unique code that identifies the particular error condition that occurred. Your application can use error codes as identifiers in your customized error-handling algorithms.
errorMessage.error.exceptionId token Conditionally Unique identifier for an exception associated with an error.
errorMessage.error.message string Conditionally A detailed description of the condition that caused in the error.
errorMessage.error.parameter ErrorParameter (string) Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Various warning and error messages return one or more variables that contain contextual information about the error. This is often the field or value that triggered the error.
errorMessage.error.parameter
  [ attribute name ]
string Conditionally Various warning and error messages return one or more variables that contain contextual information about the error. This is often the field or value that triggered the error.
errorMessage.error.severity ErrorSeverity Conditionally Indicates whether the reported problem is fatal (an error) or is less- severe (a warning). Review the error message details for information on the cause.

If the request fails and the application is the source of the error (for example, a required element is missing), update the application before you retry the request. If the problem is due to incorrect user data, alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, re-send the request to eBay.

If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, you can retry the request a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends you try the request twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, you can resend the request in its original form.

If a warning occurs, warning information is returned in addition to the business data. Normally, you do not need to resend the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause of the warning, you might need to contact the end user, or eBay, to effect a long term solution to the problem.

Applicable values:

Error
eBay encountered a fatal error during the processing of the request, causing the request to fail. When eBay encounters an error, it returns error data instead of the requested business data. Inspect the error details and resolve the problem before resubmitting the request.
Warning
The request was successfully processed, but eBay encountered a non-fatal error during the processing that could affect the data returned. For example, eBay might have changed the value of an input field. In this case, eBay returns a successful response, but it also returns a warning. For best results, requests should return without warnings. Inspect the warning details and resolve the problem before resubmitting the request.

errorMessage.error.subdomain string Conditionally Name of the subdomain in which the error occurred.
subdomain values:
MarketplaceCatalog
The error is specific to the Marketplace Catalog subdomain.
MarketplaceCommon
The error is common to all Marketplace services.
timestamp dateTime Always This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. This value is returned in GMT, the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY- MM- DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See the "dateTime" type for information about the time format, and for details on converting to and from the GMT time zone.
version string Always Version number for the current search metadata (product or compatibility). If you are maintaining search metadata locally, compare this value to the version of the search metadata you last downloaded to determine whether the data may have changed.



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