eBay Shopping APIVersion 1085

ProductIDCodeType ( token )

This enumerated type defines the different type of product identifiers that are available to identify a product. Product identifiers are returned for order line items and eBay Catalog products, and these identifier types and their values can also be used by the FindProducts call as a search filter. These enumeration values are used as attribute values for the ProductID field in Shopping API calls.

Calls that use one or more values of ProductIDCodeType:

Enumeration Values

Value Description
CustomCode Reserved for internal or future use.
EAN This enumeration value indicates the product identifier type is an International Article Number (also known as European Article Number). EAN values are typically 13 digits in length, but some use only eight digits. EAN identify a wide variety of products.
ISBN This enumeration value indicates the product identifier type is an International Standard Book Number. ISBN values can be 10 characters (ISBN-10) or 13 characters (ISBN-13) in length, and they identify books.
MPN This enumeration value indicates the product identifier type is a Manufacturer Part Number. Unlike ISBNs, EANs, and UPCs, an MPN value is not based on an international standard, but is defined by the seller/manufacturer of the product. Technically, there is no maximum length for an MPN, but eBay actually enforces a 65-character limit for MPN values.
Reference This enumeration value indicates the product identifier type is an eBay Catalog product ID. EPID is a commonly-used acronymn for an eBay Catalog product ID.
UPC This enumeration value indicates the product identifier type is a Universal Product Code. UPC values are 12 digits in length. UPC values identify a wide variety of products, and are typically used in the US and Canada.
  * See the Enumeration Index to see exact use of each enumeration value in the API.