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CheeseFlavored February 2016

Ebay API - How do I get item info for out of stock items

I'm trying to get item information by searching my ebay store. For example, if I enter this URL, it will search my store for a specific keyword and return info about the item. http://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1?OPERATION-NAME=findItemsByKeywords&SECURITY-APPNAME=MYAPPID&keywords=MYKEYWORD&itemFilter.name=Seller&itemFilter.value=MYEBAYUSERNAME

However, if an item's quantity goes to zero, the item is no longer visible in my ebay store and therefore, won't show any data. How can I get data for all items, even if they are out of stock?

Please note: the data I need to get is the ebay auction number (itemID)

Thank you.

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Isaac Montaine February 2016

If you are listing using the API then "custom label" on the front end of eBay is actually the SKU node in the API. Here is a list of API calls that utilize this node: <SKU>

So if you want to pull one item at a time, all you need to do is use is use the GetItem trading API request. Instead of passing in <ItemID>(string)</ItemID> pass in <SKU>(string)</SKU>, and you will get the ItemID in the return output xml.

But, this is if you want to pull each item one at a time. There is a limit on how many API calls you can make a day.

So, I would suggest using GetMyeBaySelling every so often to download all of your items and store the output to a database. The output for GetMyeBaySelling includes <ItemID>(string)</ItemID> and your custom label as <SKU>(string)</SKU>.

At this point you can write a little front-end WebPage or APP to pull the data you want from the database.

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