eBay Trading APIVersion 1161

RecommendationsType

This type is used to provide details about recommended Item Specifics and Product Identifier types.

Type that uses RecommendationsType:

Call that uses RecommendationsType:

Fields

CategoryID ( string ) [0..1]
The unique identifier of the leaf category for which the recommended Item Specifics and Product Identifier types apply to. This is always a category ID that you specified in the request.

This field is always returned with each Recommendations container.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryID.

NameRecommendation ( NameRecommendationType ) [0..*]
This container consists of Item Specific name/value pairs that are mandatory, recommended, or optional for the specified category. The value returned in the corresponding UsageConstraint field, just introduced in Version 1111, will indicate if the Item Specific is required, recommended, or optional when listing in that category.

If no relevant Item Specific name/value pairs are found for the category, this container will not be returned.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use NameRecommendation.

ProductIdentifiers ( ProductIdentifiersType ) [0..*]
Not used by any call.

Note: This container was originally introduced into the Trading schema with the intention of separating Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and other descriptive item specifics, but this container was never wired on/returned in GetCategorySpecifics. Instead, users will still find one or more relevant GTIN types under a Recommendations.NameRecommendation.Name field.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ProductIdentifiers.

Updated ( boolean ) [0..1]
This field is only returned if the user includes a timestamp in the LastUpdateTime field in the call request payload. If this field is returned as true, the Item Specific metadata for the specified category has changed since the date/time specified in the LastUpdateTime field. In this case, we suggest you retrieve the latest metadata for the category. If this field is returned as false, the Item Specific metadata for this category has not changed since the date/time specified in the LastUpdateTime field.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use Updated.