eBay Trading APIVersion 1371

SeverityCodeType ( token )

SeverityCodeType - Type declaration to be used by other schema. This code identifies the severity of an API error. A code indicates whether there is an API-level error or warning that needs to be communicated to the client.

Type that uses SeverityCodeType:

Calls that use one or more values of SeverityCodeType:

Enumeration Values

Value Description
CustomCode Reserved for internal or future use.
Error The request that triggered the error was not processed successfully. When a serious application-level error occurs, the error is returned instead of the business data.

If the source of the problem is within the application (such as a missing required element), change the application before you retry the request.
  • If the problem is due to end-user input data, please alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, you can attempt to re-send the request to eBay.
  • If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, An application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.

See the Error handling section of the Making a Trading API call guide for more information.
Warning The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user. For example, eBay may have changed a value the user sent in. In this case, eBay returns a normal, successful response and also returns the warning.

When a warning occurs, the error is returned in addition to the business data. In this case, you do not need to retry the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause or nature of the warning, you might need to contact either the end user or eBay to effect a long term solution to the problem to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.
  * See the Enumeration Index to see exact use of each enumeration value in the API.