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The table below lists the API capabilities that are deprecated and scheduled for decommission.

API Method(s)/Field(s) Deprecation Date Decommission Date Notes

Trading API

CharityNumber field used by the following calls:

AddFixedPriceItem
AddItem
AddItems
GetBidderList
GetItem
GetOrderTransactions
GetSellerList
RelistFixedPriceItem
RelistItem
ReviseFixedPriceItem
ReviseItem
VerifyAddFixedPriceItem
VerifyAddItem
VerifyRelistItem

2022/06/23

2023/01/15

The CharityNumber field is used by the AddItem family of calls to specify a non-profit organization that will receive sale proceeds from the listing. The CharityNumber field is used to specify the PayPal Giving Works identifier of a non-profit organization and the CharityID field is used to specify the unique eBay-generated identifier of a non-profit organization. All non-profit organizations registered as a charity organization on eBay's platform have both identifiers, but the CharityNumber field will stop being accepted after January 15, 2023.

CharityNumber will also stop being returned in GetBidderList, GetItem, GetOrderTransactions, and GetSellerList after January 15, 2023, and it will be removed from the Trading WSDL.

Trading API

BuyerRequirementDetails container used by the following calls:

AddFixedPriceItem
AddItem
AddItems
RelistItem
ReviseItem
ReviseFixedPriceItem
RelistFixedPriceItem
VerifyAddFixedPriceItem
VerifyAddItem
VerifyRelistItem

2022/06/09

2022/10/07

The BuyerRequirementDetails container (and children) for Add/Revise/Relist calls will be decommisioned, as listing-level buyer requirements will no longer be supported. If this container is used for Add/Revise/Relist calls after it has been decommisioned, it will be ignored and dropped, and a warning message will be returned to the seller. For 'GET' calls, the container will still be returned if Buyer Requirements are set at the account level.

Business Policies Management API All 2021/03/23 TBD The Business Policies Management API is deprecated and is scheduled for decommission in 2022. We recommend that you migrate to the fulfillment_policy, payment_policy, and return_policy resources of the Account API to set up and manage all of your fulfillment, payment, and return business policies.
Finding API findCompletedItems 2020/10/15 TBD The findCompletedItems call is deprecated as of October 15, 2020, and access is restricted. 

An alternative to the findCompletedItems call is the Marketplace Insights API, but please note that this API is restricted and requires eBay Business approval for access. Please contact the Developer Technical Support team if you are interested in getting access to the Marketplace Insights API.