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Published: September 16 2010, 6:03:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 8:57:32 PM

Why do I get the following error, when I try to include a secondary category to my multi-variation listing?

   <Errors>
    <ShortMessage>Variations not enabled in category</ShortMessage>
    <LongMessage>Selected category is not enabled for variation listings</LongMessage>
    <ErrorCode>21916564</ErrorCode>
    <SeverityCode>Error</SeverityCode>
    <ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>
   </Errors>

It is not permissible to include a secondary category which is not variation enabled to any multi-variation item.

This includes Revising an existing item to add a secondary category which does not support multi-variation listings.

 

To check to see if a category is Variation Enabled, call GetCategoryFeatures and look for the following tag.

<VariationsEnabled>

If this returns false, you cannot include this category in your AddFixedPriceItem, RelistItem, or ReviseFixedPriceItem request.

 

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