Just getting started with the Metadata API? See the following documents for details on using this API:
Availability of OpenAPI Specification
The Metadata API includes downloadable JSON and YAML formats of the API contract that comply with version 2.0 of the OpenAPI Specification. The OpenAPI Specification is a widely adopted standard for describing RESTful APIs. The eBay API specification files can facilitate your development process through the ability to generate client code in numerous languages, using the Swagger-Codegen tools, as well as the ability to easily view and test the API via the Swagger UI projects. Development of the OpenAPI Specification is overseen by the Open API Initiative, an open source collaborative project of the Linux Foundation.
Note: If you want to use the Swagger editing tool for viewing and testing the JSON or YAML files, we recommend you use the following version because it's compatible with version 2.0 of the OpenAPI specification: http://editor2.swagger.io/
Read the eBay API documentation for comprehensive API details, including allowed values, constraints, method-specific error messages, and implementation details.
The API release history
The following table lists the releases for the Metadata API:
Summary of Release
Five new calls added to get marketplace policies.
|2016-10-19||Initial release of Version 1.|
This minor update contains five new calls in the
This release contains several new methods that let you retrieve specific listing policies for a specified eBay marketplace. You can filter the response by category IDs:
Retrieve automotive-parts-comaptibility policies:
- Retrieve item-condition policies:
- Retrieve listing-structure policies:
- Retrieve negotiated-price policies:
- Retrieve return policies:
This is the initial release of the Metadata API, Version 1.
For a list of the new calls, see the Metadata API Reference.