Returns the current version of the service. This simple call can be used to monitor the service for availability. This call has no input parameters and the response contains only the standard output fields.
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getVersion has no input fields.
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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).
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <getVersionResponse xmlns="http://www.ebay.com/marketplace/services"> <!-- (No call-specific Output fields) --> <!-- 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 values allowed here ... --> <severity> ErrorSeverity </severity> <subdomain> string </subdomain> </error> <!-- ... more error nodes allowed here ... --> </errorMessage> <timestamp> dateTime </timestamp> <version> string </version> </getVersionResponse>
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|Standard Output Fields|
Indicates whether there are any errors or warnings associated with the processing of the request.
Errors occurred that prevented the request from being processed successfully.
Reserved for future use.
The request was processed successfully without errors or warnings.
The request was processed successfully, but some warnings were returned.
|errorMessage||ErrorMessage||Conditionally||Information for an error or warning that occurred when eBay processed the request. Not returned when responseStatus is Success. See Errors by Number for a list of errors and warnings that can be returned by Merchandising API calls.|
|Details about a single error.|
There are three categories of errors: request errors, application errors, and system errors.
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, such as missing or invalid fields. The problem must be corrected before the request can be made again. If the problem is due to something in the application (such as a missing required field), the application must be changed. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, resend the corrected request to eBay.
An error occurred due to a problem with the request, such as invalid or missing data. The problem must be corrected before the request can be made again. If the problem is a result of end-user data, the application must alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for the end-user to correct the data. Once the problem in the data is resolved, resend the request to eBay with the corrected data.
Indicates that an error has occurred on the eBay system side, such as a database or server down. 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.
Name of the domain upon which the error occurred.
|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 resulted in the error.|
|Some 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.|
[ attribute name ]
|string||Conditionally||The name of the parameter in the list of parameter types returned within the error type.|
Indicates whether the error caused the request to fail (Error) or not (Warning).
If the request fails and the source of the problem is within the application (such as a missing required element), please change the application before you retry the request. If the problem is due to end- user input data, please 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, you can attempt to re- send the request to eBay.
If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, you 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.
When a warning occurs, the error is returned in addition to the business data. In this case, you do not need to retry the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause or nature of the warning, you might need to contact either the end user or eBay to effect a long term solution to the problem to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.
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.
The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user. For example, eBay may have changed a value the user sent in. In this case, eBay returns a normal, successful response and also returns the warning.
Name of the subdomain upon which the error occurred.
|timestamp||dateTime||Always||This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. The time zone of this value is GMT and the format is the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See the "dateTime" type for information about this time format and converting to and from the GMT time zone.|
|version||string||Always||The version of the response payload schema. Indicates the version of the schema that eBay used to process the request. Developer Technical Support may ask you for the version value when you work with them to troubleshoot issues.|
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