eBay Shopping APIVersion 1173

GetCategoryInfoResponseType ( AbstractResponseType )

The base response type of the GetCategoryInfo call. As long as the specified eBay category is found, the GetCategoryInfo response includes at least one Category node with details about the specified category. If the IncludeSelector field is included and set to ChildCategories, a Category node is returned for each of the specified category's child categories.

The response also includes the timestamp and version number of the last category hierarchy update for the eBay site, as well as the total number of eBay categories returned in the response.

Call that uses GetCategoryInfoResponseType:

Fields

CategoryArray ( CategoryArrayType ) [0..1]
This container consists of an array of one or more Category nodes. The first Category node in the response is always the category that was specified in the CategoryID field in the request, and additional Category nodes are returned if the IncludeSelector field is included in the request and set to ChildCategories.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryArray.

CategoryCount ( int ) [0..1]
This value indicates the number of categories returned in the response. If child categories were not included in the request, this value should be '1', but if child categories were included in the request, this value is the cumulative amount of the specified category and all of its child categories.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryCount.

CategoryVersion ( string ) [0..1]
This string indicates the version number of the current category hierarchy on the specified eBay site.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryVersion.

UpdateTime ( dateTime ) [0..1]
This timestamp indicates the last date and time that eBay modified the category hierarchy for the specified eBay site.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use UpdateTime.