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A2S Reference

AssociateTag (parameter)

The AssociateTag parameter is optional. A2S adds the specified Associates Tag in the appropriate places in URLs it returns.

An Associates Tag is assigned to you when you join the Amazon Associates affiliate program. An Associates Tracking ID may also be used as the Associates Tag in an A2S query.

Applies to all operations.

A2S Query

http://ecs.amazonaws.com/onca/xml?
   Service=AWSECommerceService
   &AWSAccessKeyId=--
   &AssociateTag=browsenodes-20
   &Operation=ItemSearch
   &BrowseNode=1259929011
   &Keywords=sandpaper
   &SearchIndex=Tools
   &ResponseGroup=Request,Large
   &Version=2005-10-05

The above URL executes an A2S ItemSearch query. The ItemSearch operation returns information about products which match the specified parameters such as BrowseNode and SearchIndex

The above ItemSearch operation returns products associated with the Home / Home / Tools & Hardware / Specialty Stores / Contractor Supply browse node (1259929011) and the Tools search index. Only products which match the keywords are returned.

The Request response group returns all of the parameters and their values that were submitted in a request. This helps with debugging, but be aware that all parameters, including unrecognized/invalid parameters, are included.

The Large response group returns a large amount of information about each item in the response.

Sorry. I was unable to perform the query because of limits set by Amazon.com.


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