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Published: February 15 2018, 11:42:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 12:52:04 PM

When passing in a picture URLs from your own server (self-hosted) in Trading API’s Add / Revise / Relist calls, the item level picture URL (Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL) will be uploaded to eBay server. 


For single SKU item (no variation), you may revise or relist item level URL with either self-hosted or EPS (eBay Picture Service) Hosted images. 


For multi-variation listings with self-hosted images, although eBay uploads item level picture URL (Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL) into eBay server, the variation level picture URLs (Item.Variations.Pictures.VariationSpecificPictureSet.PictureURL) do not get uploaded to eBay server.  This can get a bid tricky when it comes to making revise call.  Consider the following scenarios:



Multi-variation listings originally listed with self-hosted images in both item and variation levels:

Scenario

Code Snippet

Revise Response

Revise call with only EPS pictures that was originally used to create item at item level and no new EPS pictures

<ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Item>

    <ItemID>xxxxxxxxxxx</ItemID>

    <PictureDetails>

  <PictureURL>Use GetItem to get the item-level URL uploaded to EPS</PictureURL>

    </PictureDetails>

  </Item>

</ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest>

<Ack>Success</Ack>

Revise call with additional new EPS pictures at item level and EPS pictures at variation level for all variations.

<ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Item>

    <ItemID>xxxxxxxxxxx</ItemID>

    <PictureDetails>

       <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

    </PictureDetails>

    <Variations>

       <Pictures>

         <VariationSpecificName>Color</VariationSpecificName>

 

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Pink</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

       

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Blue</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Black</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Yellow</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

      </Pictures>

  </Variations>

</Item>

</ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest>

This will revise the item to convert self-hosted pictures  to EPS pictures at both item and variation level (i.e. GetItem response > Item.PictureDetails.Picture = EPS)

 **Note**

If you have multiple item level images you may have to change the order of EPS images at item level if they are the same photos and in the same order as before.  This is because our system need to recognize a change at the item level pictures to convert the images from self-hosted to EPS

<Ack>Success</Ack>

Revise call with additional new EPS pictures at item level but no new variation level pictures

<ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Item>

    <ItemID>xxxxxxxxxxx</ItemID>

    <PictureDetails>

  <PictureURL>Use another EPS URL other than what you get from item level URL of GetItem call for the original item</PictureURL>

    </PictureDetails>

  </Item>

</ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest>

<Ack>Failure</Ack>

<Errors>

  <ShortMessage>A mixture of Self Hosted and EPS pictures are not allowed.</ShortMessage>

  <LongMessage>A mixture of Self Hosted and EPS pictures are not allowed.</LongMessage>

  <ErrorCode>20004</ErrorCode>

  <SeverityCode>Error</SeverityCode>

<ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>

</Errors>




Multi-variation listings originally listed with item level images only, with no variation level images.


Scenario

Code Snippet

Revise Response

Revise call with any EPS pictures at item level or variation level

<ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Item>

    <ItemID>xxxxxxxxxxx</ItemID>

    <PictureDetails>

       <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

    </PictureDetails>

  </Item>

</ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest>

 

 

Or

 

<ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Item>

    <ItemID>xxxxxxxxxxx</ItemID>

    <Variations>

       <Pictures>

         <VariationSpecificName>Color</VariationSpecificName>

 

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Pink</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

       

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Blue</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

         <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Black</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>

           <VariationSpecificValue>Yellow</VariationSpecificValue>

           <PictureURL>Use a EPS URL from UploadSiteHostedPicture</PictureURL>

         </VariationSpecificPictureSet>

 

      </Pictures>

  </Variations>

</Item>

</ReviseFixedPriceItemRequest>

 

 

<Ack>Success</Ack>

Revise call works similar to single SKU listings.


**EPS image = new EPS image that are not already uploaded to this listing (call GetItem)

     

Frequently Asked Questions:

·         How do I know if an item was listed using self-hosted image or EPS images?

Self-Hosted: GetItem response > Item.PictureDetails.Picture = Vendor

EPS-Hosted: GetItem response > Item.PictureDetails.Picture = EPS

 

·         What may cause error 20004 “A mixture of Self Hosted and EPS pictures are not allowed”?

When try to revise multi-variation (MSKU) listings, you must either specify EPS images** in both item level and all of variation level, or you must specify all self-host images in both item level and all of variation level.  You can not specify EPS images** in item level but not variation level or vice versa in your request

 

·         Can I revise a multi-variation self-hosted image listing without getting any picture-related error?

If no PictureURL is in the request, the call should not respond with any error relating to images.

 

·         Can I revise a multi-variation self-hosted image listing with another self-hosted image at item level only?

Yes

 

·         What happens if I try to revise a multi-variation self-hosted image listing with EPS images in both item and variation level?

This is allow.

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