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Published: February 26 2013, 1:58:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 11:11:57 PM

I am getting the following warning in the response while making a ReviseInventoryStatus api call . Why ?

<Errors>
    <ShortMessage>Requested StartPrice and Quantity revision is redundant.</ShortMessage>
    <LongMessage>The existing price and quantity values are identical to those specified in the request and, therefore, have not been modified.</LongMessage>
    <ErrorCode>21917091</ErrorCode>
    <SeverityCode>Warning</SeverityCode>

The reason you are getting this warning is because you are trying to update the values for price and quantity which are already stored in eBay database.

For example : Lets say you listed an item with SKU-123, Quanity-3 and Price-12.25 and one of the item was checked out which means Quantity Available is 2 now.

If you now make a call to ReviseInventoryStatus with the following values in the request :

  <InventoryStatus ComplexType="InventoryStatusType">
            <SKU>SKU-123</SKU>
            <StartPrice>2</StartPrice>
            <Quantity>12.25 </Quantity>
      </InventoryStatus>

you will get the warning-21917091 because there is no change in price and quantity. The price is same as the original listing and also the quantity being updated in the request( i.e.2 ) is already stored in eBay database as  Quantity Available - 2.

Since there is nothing to be updated or Revised, you get this warning for redundancy :

 <ShortMessage>Requested StartPrice and Quantity revision is redundant.</ShortMessage>
 <LongMessage>The existing price and quantity values are identical to those specified in the request and, therefore, have not been modified.</LongMessage>

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