Category: Amazon EC2


Updated ECS 4 Release

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, EC2 Container Service |

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 4 early this morning. Here are the release notes:

Features and Fixes

  1. For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations:
    1. For SellerListingLookup using IdType=Listing, Seller Id is now a required parameter. The REST syntax for passing in Seller Id is “SellerId=“.
    2. SellerListingSearch now requires Seller Id as a parameter. The REST syntax for passing in Seller Id is “SellerId=“.
    3. SearchIndex is now an optional parameter to MarketPlaceSearch since “Marketplace” is the only supported index in JP. Users are not required to pass in SearchIndex since ECS always defaults to “Marketplace”.
    4. The Keywords, ShipOption, Country, BrowseNode, PostalCode, Sort (-bfp) and OfferStatus input parameters are not supported. If supplied, these parameters will be ignored and SellerListingSearch will return all Marketplace Listings for the SellerId in the request.
    5. The QuantityAllocated, ConditionNote, FeaturedCategory, Storeid and Storename output elements are never returned by SellerListingSearch.
  2. SellerListingLookup is now supported for (JP/FR/CA) for idType=Exchange
  3. Seller Ratings are now supported, for the US locale only. The SellerLookup operation will now return correct Seller Ratings.
  4. all ECS 4.0 operations that return Offers will now return correct Seller/AverageFeedbackRating,
    Seller/TotalFeedback, Seller/TotalFeedbackPages, and Seller/SellerFeedback/Feedback/Rating values.

Operational Changes

XSLT requests sent to the amazon domains (amazon.com, amazon.fr, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, and amazon.co.jp) will now be redirected to the appropriate sub-domain of amznxslt.com. Users should modify their applications to make direct reference to the appropriate sub-domain:

  • xml-us.amznxslt.com
  • xml-jp.amznxslt.com
  • xml-de.amznxslt.com
  • xml-uk.amznxslt.com
  • xml-fr.amznxslt.com
  • xml-ca.amznxslt.com

Known Issues

  1. Customer reviews returned by search operations may not be in-sync with the reviews on the web sites.
  2. SellerListingLookup by ListingId is not returning any results (US, UK, and DE).

Updated ECS 3 Release

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, EC2 Container Service |

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 3 early this morning. Here are the release notes:

Features and Fixes

  1. For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations:
    1. SellerSearch and ExchangeSearch are now supported except for the ExchangeQuantityAllocated and ExchangeFeaturedCategory elements.
    2. MarketplaceSearch now requires the Seller Id to be passed in as a required parameter. The REST syntax for passing in Seller Id is “seller-id=“.
    3. index is now an optional parameter to MarketPlaceSearch since “marketplace” is the only supported index in JP. Users are not required to pass in index since ECS always defaults to “marketplace”.
    4. The following MarketplaceSearch input parameters are not supported: keyword-search=title or keyword-search=titledesc, geo, area-id, browse-id, zipcode, sort=-bfp. These will be ignored and MarketplaceSearch will return all Marketplace Listings for the SellerId in the request.
    5. The ExchangeQuantityAllocated and ExchangeFeaturedCategory output elements (in ListingProductDetails) are never returned by the MarketplaceSearch.
  2. ExchangeSearch is now supported for the JP, FR, and CA locales.
  3. Seller Ratings are now supported (US locale only). All Search operations that return ThirdPartyProductDetails are now returning the correct SellerRating.
  4. Search operations now support SellerId and SellerNickname for Amazon’s offer in ThirdPartyProductDetails.
  5. In the FR locale, the ExchangePrice in MarketplaceSearch is now correctly formatted. In the previous release the ExchangePrice was incorrectly formatted as EUR 9.99 instead of EUR 9,99.
  6. In previous releases, some responses contained invalid control characters. The control characters are now properly encoded.

Operational Changes

XSLT requests sent to the amazon domains (amazon.com, amazon.fr, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, and amazon.co.jp) will now be redirected to the appropriate sub-domain of amznxslt.com. Users should modify their applications to make direct reference to the appropriate sub-domain:

  • xml-us.amznxslt.com
  • xml-jp.amznxslt.com
  • xml-de.amznxslt.com
  • xml-uk.amznxslt.com
  • xml-fr.amznxslt.com
  • xml-ca.amznxslt.com

Known Issues

  1. Customer reviews returned by search operations may not be in-sync with the reviews on the web sites.
  2. SellerListingLookup by ListingId is not returning any results (US, UK, and DE).

ECS for France and Canada

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, EC2 Container Service |

As reported in CNET, we have released ECS (both 3.0 and 4.0) for France (locale ‘fr’) and for Canada (locale ‘ca’). With this release we now support all 6 Amazon-branded sites!

The online documentation and the PDF have been updated. We also made changes to the ECS 4.0 WSDL in order to provide a better experience for developers using .Net.

Featured Offers Available in ECS 3.0

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, EC2 Container Service |

You may now set the “offers” parameter to “Featured” in ECS 3.0 AsinSearch requests. Setting “offers” to “Featured” will allow you to retrieve featured merchants’ offers using ECS 3.0. A featured merchant is a vendor with whom Amazon has a special partnership and whose offers are prominently featured on Amazon product detail pages.  Prior to now, accessing featured merchants’ offers was only possible in ECS 4.0.

Here is a sample ECS 3.0 AsinSearch request that shows how this new parameter value works:

http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml3?dev-t=SUB_ID&t=ASSOCIATE_TAG&AsinSearch=B0000CD0B7&f=xml&type=heavy&offer=Featured

Remember to replace “SUB_ID” with your developer token or subscription ID and “ASSOCIATE_TAG” with your own Associate ID or “webservices-20”. Since featured merchants do not exist on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, and Amazon.co.jp, this new parameter value only applies to the US version of ECS 3.0.