Coding For Online Success

eBay API Change


Most of you already know this, but I have been getting a few emails about this, so I’ll post it. eBay changed their API to the new Finding API. This will officially be unavailable aft October 2011. The new Finding API is MUCH better and you’ll definitely benefit by using it.  There is a migration guide available. Unfortunately, it does mean some major code changes. When I say code changes, I’m referring to the request and the variables returned from the response have different syntax, so it’s not too terrible on what needs to be done.

Here is the link to the migration guide:

Hope this helps.


  1. Sigh, I’ve still got sites using GetSearchResults. For some reason it still works and I just CAN’T get off my backside and update – even though I know the Finding API is so much better and gives more intuitive results.
    markowe´s last blog post ..Bug fixed in Wordbay 127 – BUT!

  2. Yeah.. you still have to 10/11 for GetSearchResults. I noticed a problem with one of my older API sites related to expired token.. which led me to this news. I like that the Finding API just uses appId and no longer needs tokens.

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