feed APIv1_beta.10.0

API Reference : Resources

The Feed API provides the ability to download TSV_GZIP feed files containing eBay items and an hourly snapshot file of the items that have changed within an hour for a specific category and date.

In addition to the API, there is an open source Feed SDK written in Java that downloads and unzips the entire feed file and lets you specify field filters to curate the items in the file.

item

Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
getItemFeedGET
/item

Returns a TSV_GZIP Item feed file containing all the newly listed items for a specific category and date or the latest file containing all the items in a specific category.

For each item, the primary item details are returned, except for the item description.

Use the getItemDescription method to get the item descriptions for a specific day and category.

View getItemFeed - /item

item_description

Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
getItemDescriptionFeedGET
/item_description
Returns a TSV_GZIP Item Description feed file containing the descriptions of the items in the Item feed file for a specific day and category or the latest file containing all the descriptions of the items in a specific category.

This method is used with the getItemFeed method to obtain the item description for items listed on a specific day and category.
View getItemDescriptionFeed - /item_description

item_group

Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
getItemGroupFeedGET
/item_group

Returns a TSV_GZIP Item Group feed file containing the item group (parent item) information associated with items returned in the Item feed file for a specific day and category or the latest file containing all the item group information for the items in a specific category.

An item group is an item that has various aspect differences, such as color, size, storage capacity, etc.

View getItemGroupFeed - /item_group

item_snapshot

Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
getItemSnapshotFeedGET
/item_snapshot
Returns a TSV_GZIP Hourly Snapshot feed file containing the details of the items that have changed within a specific day and hour for a specific category.View getItemSnapshotFeed - /item_snapshot