eBay Trading APIVersion 1371

GetCategoryFeaturesResponseType ( AbstractResponseType )

Call that uses GetCategoryFeaturesResponseType:


A category whose feature settings are different from the settings of its parent category.

For example, suppose there is a branch of the category tree with 5 category levels (L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5). Suppose the feature settings for SiteDefaults, L1, L4, and L5 are all "A", and the settings for L2 and L3 are "B". In this case:
L1's settings (A) match the site default, so L1 is not returned.
L2's settings (B) are different from L1's, so L2 is returned.
L3's settings (B) are the same as L2's, so L3 is not returned
L4's settings (A) are different from L3's, so L4 is returned
L5's settings (A) are the same as L4's, so L5 is not returned.

If you specified a particular FeatureID in the request, this field only returns feature settings for that feature. Only returned when the category is different from its parent. If the category has children and they aren't returned, it means the children inherit the category's feature settings.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use Category.

CategoryVersion ( string ) [0..1]
Returns the current version of the set of feature meta-data. Compare this value to the version of the last version you downloaded to determine whether the data may have changed.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CategoryVersion.

FeatureDefinitions ( FeatureDefinitionsType ) [0..1]
Returns definitions of the various features on the site, or the features you requested in FeatureID (if any). Each feature has a node within FeatureDefinitions.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use FeatureDefinitions.

SiteDefaults ( SiteDefaultsType ) [0..1]
Returns the feature settings defined for most categories on the site. Most categories share these settings. However, some categories can override some settings, as indicated in the Category nodes (if any).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use SiteDefaults.

UpdateTime ( dateTime ) [0..1]
Gives the time in GMT that the feature flags for the category hierarchy were last updated.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use UpdateTime.