Base type definition of a response payload that can carry any type of payload content with following optional elements:
- timestamp of response message
- application-level acknowledgement
- application-level (business-level) errors and warnings
Calls that use AbstractResponseType:
ActiveInventoryReport, AddFixedPriceItem, AddItem, EndFixedPriceItem, EndItem, FeeSettlementReport, OrderAck, RelistFixedPriceItem, RelistItem, ReviseFixedPriceItem, ReviseInventoryStatus, ReviseItem, SetShipmentTrackingInfo, VerifyAddFixedPriceItem, VerifyAddItem
This container is conditionally returned in the PlaceOffer call response if eBay wants to challenge the user making the call to ensure that the call is being made by a real user and not a bot. This container consist of an encrypted token, the URL of the image that should be displayed to the user, or the URL of an audio clip for sight-impaired users. After receiving this data in the response, the caller must make another PlaceOffer call, this time passing in the encrypted token and one of the URLs that was received in the previous call response.
Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
Unique Identifier of Recipient user ID of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications (not for regular API call responses).
An application subscribing to notifications can include an XML-compliant string, not to exceed 256 characters, which will be returned. The string can identify a particular user. Any sensitive information should be passed with due caution.
To subscribe to and receive eBay Buyer Protection notifications, this field is required, and you must pass in 'eBP notification' as a string.
Applications must recognize when the Message field is returned and provide a means to display the listing hints and error message explanations to the user.
The string can return HTML, including TABLE, IMG, and HREF elements. In this case, an HTML-based application should be able to include the HTML as-is in the HTML page that displays the results. A non-HTML application would need to parse the HTML and convert the table elements and image references into UI elements particular to the programming language used. As usual for string data types, the HTML markup elements are escaped with character entity references (e.g.,<table><tr>...).
Event name of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications.
A Base64-encoded MD5 hash that allows the recipient of a Platform Notification to verify this is a valid Platform Notification sent by eBay.
Recipient user ID of the notification. Only returned by Platform Notifications.
Note: GetCategories and other Trading API calls are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, this time value reflects the time the cached response was created. Thus, this value is not necessarily when the request was processed. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, this time value does reflect when the request was processed.