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Published: February 24 2012, 4:15:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 10:17:58 PM

Why am I get the following error, "SimpleDeserializer encountered a child element, which is NOT expected, in something it was trying to deserialize"?

Summary

Why am I get the following error, "SimpleDeserializer encountered a child element, which is NOT expected, in something it was trying to deserialize"?



Detailed Description

There can be many reasons why you are recieiving this error, but we will focus on just 2 situations:

1.  You may be getting this error because the given root element in your request xml document does not match any Element Declarations in eBay Schema.


Answer Title: Error 20170 - Schema XML request error
Answer Link: https://ebaydts.com/eBayKBDetails?KBid=897

2.  Another common reason is your <Description> has HTML or XML reserved characters.  For a workaround you want to enclose your description using CDATA.

<![CDATA[ description here ]]>



Additional Resources

Description: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/XML/docs/Reference/eBay/AddFixedPriceItem.html#Request.Item.Description

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