Merchant Data API879

ActiveInventoryReport

A report that contains price and quantity information for all of the active listings for a specific seller. A seller can use this information to maintain their inventory on eBay.

The eBay servers read the token information passed in by the seller's application to determine which seller's data to retrieve.

Note: ActiveInventoryReport cannot be issued on its own like an ordinary API call, using an endpoint. This Large Merchant Services call must be invoked as a parameter in a Bulk Data Exchange API call, which will produce a report that can be downloaded using a File Transfer API call. This call has no request type.

See also the reference documentation for these calls (in the Trading API Reference):



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ActiveInventoryReport 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.

See also the Deprecated Objects link above. Fields presented in this color are deprecated, and fields presented in this color are not returned (or soon will not be returned) or are not operational (or soon will be non-operational).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ActiveInventoryReport xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Output Fields -->
  <SKUDetails> SKUDetailsType
    <BidCount> int </BidCount>
    <ItemID> ItemIDType (string) </ItemID>
    <Price currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </Price>
    <Quantity> int </Quantity>
    <ReserveMet> boolean </ReserveMet>
    <SKU> SKUType (string) </SKU>
    <Variations> MerchantDataVariationsType
      <Variation> MerchantDataVariationType
        <Price currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </Price>
        <Quantity> int </Quantity>
        <SKU> SKUType (string) </SKU>
        <VariationSpecifics> NameValueListArrayType
          <NameValueList> NameValueListType
            <Name> string </Name>
            <Value> string </Value>
            <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
          </NameValueList>
          <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <!-- ... more Variation nodes allowed here ... -->
    </Variations>
  </SKUDetails>
  <!-- ... more SKUDetails nodes allowed here ... -->
  <!-- Standard Output Fields -->
  <Ack> AckCodeType </Ack>
  <Build> string </Build>
  <CorrelationID> string </CorrelationID>
  <Errors> ErrorType
    <ErrorClassification> ErrorClassificationCodeType </ErrorClassification>
    <ErrorCode> token </ErrorCode>
    <ErrorParameters ParamID="string"> ErrorParameterType
      <Value> string </Value>
    </ErrorParameters>
    <!-- ... more ErrorParameters nodes allowed here ... -->
    <LongMessage> string </LongMessage>
    <SeverityCode> SeverityCodeType </SeverityCode>
    <ShortMessage> string </ShortMessage>
  </Errors>
  <!-- ... more Errors nodes allowed here ... -->
  <HardExpirationWarning> string </HardExpirationWarning>
  <Timestamp> dateTime </Timestamp>
  <Version> string </Version>
</ActiveInventoryReport>
Return Value Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Output Fields [Jump to standard fields]
SKUDetails SKUDetailsType Always,
repeatable: [1..*]
Describes or includes keywords associated with the SKU.
SKUDetails.BidCount int Conditionally Number of bids placed so far for the item. Returned only for auction-style listings if auctionItemDetails.includeBidCount has a value of true in the activeInventoryReportFilter of a Bulk Data Exchange Service startDownloadJob request.

See activeInventoryReportFilter
SKUDetails.ItemID ItemIDType (string) Always The ID that uniquely identifies the item listing. The ID is generated by eBay after an item is listed. You cannot choose or revise this value.
Also applicable to Half.com.
SKUDetails.Price AmountType (double) Conditionally The price that the seller assigns to the item. If this value changes when the item is revised, the new value becomes the price. For a multi-variation listing, price is only returned at the variation level.

You can revise this value using ReviseFixedPriceItem or ReviseInventoryStatus in the Trading API.
SKUDetails.Price
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Always The price that the seller assigns to the item. If this value changes when the item is revised, the new value becomes the price. For a multi-variation listing, price is only returned at the variation level.

You can revise this value using ReviseFixedPriceItem or ReviseInventoryStatus in the Trading API.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
SKUDetails.Quantity int Always The total number of items available for sale in the listing. For a multi-variation listing, the item quantity for each variation is returned at the variation level.
You can revise this value using ReviseFixedPriceItem or ReviseInventoryStatus in the Trading API.
SKUDetails.ReserveMet boolean Conditionally Indicates whether the Reserve Price has been met for the listing. Returned only for auction-style listings if auctionItemDetails.includeReservePrice has a value of true in the activeInventoryReportFilter of a Bulk Data Exchange Service startDownloadJob request.

See activeInventoryReportFilter
SKUDetails.SKU SKUType (string) Conditionally Stock Keeping Unit that serves as a unique identifier for an item. Many merchants assign a SKU number to an item of a specific type, size, and color. This way, they can keep track of how many products of each type, size, and color are selling, and they can re-stock their shelves according to customer demand.

You can include a SKU when you list any item, and then use the SKU instead of (or in addition to) using the ItemID to track your inventory on eBay.

For fixed-price items, if you set Item.InventoryTrackingmethod to SKU, you can use the SKU instead of ItemID as a unique ID when you revise the listing.

Only returned when the listing included a SKU.
Max length: 70.
SKUDetails.Variations MerchantDataVariationsType Conditionally Variations are multiple similar (but not identical) items in one fixed-price listing. For example, a clothing listing can contain items of the same brand that vary by color and size. Each variation specifies a combination of one of these colors and sizes. Each variation can have a different quantity and price.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation
MerchantDataVariationType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Contains data that distinguishes one variation from another. For example, if the items vary by color and size, each Variation node specifies a combination of one of those colors and sizes. Always returned when variations are present.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.Price
AmountType (double) Conditionally The fixed price of all items identified by this variation. For example, a "Blue, Large" variation price could be USD 10.00, and a "Black, Medium" variation price could be USD 5.00.

SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.Price
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Always The fixed price of all items identified by this variation. For example, a "Blue, Large" variation price could be USD 10.00, and a "Black, Medium" variation price could be USD 5.00.



For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.Quantity
int Always For ActiveInventoryReport: The number of items available for sale that are associated with this variation.

For SoldReport: The total number of items associated with the variation (including the quantity sold). To calculate the quantity available for sale, subtract the variation's QuantitySold from this value.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.SKU
SKUType (string) Conditionally Stock Keeping Unit that serves as the seller's unique identifier for items within the same variation. You can use the variation's SKU instead of the variation specifics to revise a variation and to keep track of your eBay inventory.

Many merchants assign a SKU to an item of a specific type, size, and color. This way, they can keep track of how many products of each type, size, and color are selling, and they can re-stock their shelves or update the variation quantity on eBay according to customer demand.

Only returned if the seller specified a SKU for the variation.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.VariationSpecifics
NameValueListArrayType Conditionally A list of name/value pairs that uniquely identify the variation within the listing. All variations specify the same set of names, and each variation provides a unique combination of values for those names. For example, if the items vary by color and size, then every variation specifies Color and Size as names, and no two variations specify the same combination of color and size values.

If a variation has no SKU, use the variation specifics as a unique ID to revise the variation and to keep track of your eBay inventory.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
For the AddItem family of calls: Contains the name and value(s) for an Item Specific. Only required when the ItemSpecifics container is specified.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: The same NameValueList schema is used for the ItemSpecifics node, the VariationSpecifics node, and the VariationSpecifcsSet node.

If the listing has varations, any name that you use in the VariationSpecifics and VariationSpecificsSet nodes can't be used in the ItemSpecifics node.

When you list with Item Variations:
a) Specify shared Item Specifics (e.g., Brand) in the ItemSpecifics node.
b) Specify up to five VariationSpecifics in each Variation node.
c) Specify all applicable names with all their supported values in the VariationSpecificSet node.

See the Variation sample in the AddFixedPriceItem call reference for examples.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Name
string Conditionally A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
SKUDetails.Variations
  .Variation.VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Value
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Standard Output Fields  
Ack AckCodeType Always A token representing the application-level acknowledgement code that indicates the response status (e.g., success). The AckCodeType list specifies the possible values for the Ack field.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

Reserved for internal or future use.

•   Failure

Request processing failed

•   Success

Request processing succeeded

•   Warning

Request processing completed with warning information being included in the response message


(Not all values in AckCodeType apply to this field.)
Build string Always This refers to the specific software build that eBay used when processing the request and generating the response. This includes the version number plus additional information. eBay Developer Support may request the build information when helping you resolve technical issues.
CorrelationID string Conditionally Most Trading API calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass in a MessageID in a request, the same value will be returned in the CorrelationID field in the response. Pairing these values can help you track and confirm that a response is returned for every request and to match specific responses to specific requests. If you do not pass a MessageID value in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.

Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
Errors ErrorType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
A list of application-level errors (if any) that occurred when eBay processed the request.

See Error Handling.

Errors.ErrorClassification ErrorClassificationCodeType Conditionally API errors are divided between two classes: system errors and request errors.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

Reserved for internal or future use.

•   RequestError

An error has occurred either as a result of a problem in the sending application or because the application's end-user has attempted to submit invalid data (or missing data). In these cases, do not retry the request. 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. 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 application or data is resolved, resend the request to eBay with the corrected data.

•   SystemError

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.


Errors.ErrorCode token 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. See the "Errors by Number" document.
Errors.ErrorParameters ErrorParameterType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
This optional element carries a list of context-specific error variables that indicate details about the error condition. These are useful when multiple instances of ErrorType are returned.
Errors.ErrorParameters
  [ attribute ParamID ]
string Conditionally This optional element carries a list of context-specific error variables that indicate details about the error condition. These are useful when multiple instances of ErrorType are returned.
Errors.ErrorParameters.Value string Conditionally The value of the variable (e.g., the attribute set ID)
Errors.LongMessage string Conditionally A more detailed description of the condition that raised the error.
Errors.SeverityCode SeverityCodeType Conditionally Indicates whether the error is a severe error (causing the request to fail) or an informational error (a warning) that should be communicated to the user.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

Reserved for internal or future use.

•   Error

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.

If the source of the problem is within the application (such as a missing required element), 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, 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.


See the Compatible Application Check section of the eBay Features Guide for more information.

•   Warning

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.

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.


Errors.ShortMessage string Conditionally A brief description of the condition that raised the error.
HardExpirationWarning string Conditionally Expiration date of the user's authentication token. Only returned within the 7-day period prior to a token's expiration. To ensure that user authentication tokens are secure and to help avoid a user's token being compromised, tokens have a limited life span. A token is only valid for a period of time (set by eBay). After this amount of time has passed, the token expires and must be replaced with a new token.
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 Time Values section in the eBay Features Guide for information about this time format and converting to and from the GMT time zone.

Note: GetCategories and other Trading API calls are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, this time value reflects the time the cached response was created. Thus, this value is not necessarily when the request was processed. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, this time value does reflect when the request was processed.
Version string Always The version of the response payload schema. Indicates the version of the schema that eBay used to process the request. See the Standard Data for All Calls section in the eBay Features Guide for information on using the response version when troubleshooting CustomCode values that appear in the response.



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ActiveInventoryReport Samples

New to making API calls? Please see Making an API Call.

Note: Some data in these samples might no longer be active. If necessary, you can substitute current data in your requests.

Sample: Basic Call

Lists the active inventory for a specific seller ID (ID associated with the auth token). This sample represents a data file that you will download using the Bulk Data Exchange Service and File Transfer Service.

Description

User megaonlinemerchant wants to see a list of her active inventory on the eBay site. She sends a Bulk Data Exchange startDownloadJob request with the ActiveInventoryReport parameter, uses a Bulk Data Exchange getJobStatus request to see if her report is ready to download, and then sends a File Transfer Service downloadJob request to retrieve the report data.

Input

Since a Large Merchant Services report returns a pre-determined set of elements, there is no input request for a report. Instead, the report type is specified as a parameter of a Bulk Data Exchange startDownloadJob call.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available are the .txt version of this XML.

 
Do not send a request file for reports. See description above.

Output

The response returns the SKU Details, which include: ItemID and/or SKU, Price,Quantity, and SiteID.

If you need to change the price and quantity data that you see in this report, you can use the ReviseInventoryStatus call in eBay's Trading API, which lets you change the price and quantity of currently active fixed-price listings.

XML format.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<BulkDataExchangeResponsesxmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ActiveInventoryReport>    
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>6</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035808064</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>6</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035808166</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>5</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035808177</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>1</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035808425</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>4</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035808513</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">65.00</Price>
      <Quantity>5</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035817827</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">5.00</Price>
      <Quantity>11</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035817828</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">50.00</Price>
      <Quantity>6</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035817937</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">55.00</Price>
      <Quantity>4</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110035817938</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    
    <!-- Items just added with AddFixedPriceItem data file upload
    (using AddFixedPriceItem sample) have a SoldReport with data
     similar to this -->
    
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">40.00</Price>
      <Quantity>6</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110036776036</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    <SKUDetails>
      <SKU></SKU>
      <Price currencyID="USD">55.00</Price>
      <Quantity>4</Quantity>
      <ItemID>110036776039</ItemID>
    </SKUDetails>
    
  </ActiveInventoryReport>
</BulkDataExchangeResponses>



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ActiveInventoryReport Change History

Version Description
657
2010-2-17
  • Variation (added): New Variation node in OrderLineItem. Returned when the items were sold from a multi-variation listing.
  • SKUDetails.BidCount, SKUDetails.ReserveMet (added): These values were already being returned by the report, but were missing from the schema.
  • All Amount Values (modified): All amount values will now be returned as xs:double.
589
2008-11-29
  • (added) New call.

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User-Contributed Notes

 

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