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The getFiles method provides a list of the feed files available for download.

Details for each feed returned include the date the feed was generated, the frequency with which it is pulled, its feed type, its fileId, its format (currently only TSV is supported), the eBay marketplaces it applies to, the schema version under which it was generated, its size in bytes, and the time span it covers (in hours).

You can limit your search results by feed type, marketplace, scope, and eBay L1 category.


For a list of supported sites and other restrictions, see API Restrictions.


Resource URI

This method is not supported in Sandbox environment.

URI parameters

feed_type_idstringThis query parameter specifies the unique identifier for the feed type to be used as a search filter.

Use the getFeedTypes method to identify available feed types.

Note: Refer to Supported feed types to learn more about the feed types supported by the Feed API.

Occurrence: Optional

feed_scopestringThis query parameter specifies the frequency with which the feed file is made available (HOURLY, DAILY, WEEKLY).

Note: Currently only DAILY is supported.

Occurrence: Optional

category_idsstringThis query parameter is used to specify one or more eBay L1 category IDs.

If this filter is used, only feed files that are supported for the specified category (or categories) will be returned in the response. Each category ID value must be delimited by a comma.

For details, see Get Categories for Buy APIs.

Max: 20 values

Occurrence: Optional

look_backstringIndicates far back from the current time to limit the returned feed files. The returned feed files will be those generated between the current time and the look-back time.

Example: A value of 120 will limit the returned feed files to those generated in the past 2 hours (120 minutes). If 3 feed files have been generated in the past 2 hours, those 3 files will be returned. A feed file generated 4 hours earlier will not be returned.

Occurrence: Optional

limitstringIndicates the number of records to show in the response.

Default: 20

Minimum: 20

Maximum: 100

Occurrence: Optional

continuation_tokenstringThe server returns this token to the web client when the responses received require multiple pages to display. The web client sends this token back to the server to get the next page of results.

Occurrence: Optional

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

The table below shows additional HTTP request headers that are either required, conditionally required, or strongly recommended for this method. Other standard HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page (not in this table) can also be used, but they are optional.

X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-IDstringIndicates the unique identifier of the eBay marketplace on which to search for feed files.


See MarketplaceIdEnum for supported values.

Occurrence: Required

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the client credentials grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
fileMetadataarray of FileMetadata

An array of metadata values describing the available feed files that match the input criteria.

Occurrence: Always


Indicates whether the application is permitted to access the feed file. One of ALLOWED or RESTRICTED.

Occurrence: Always

fileMetadata.dimensionsarray of Dimension

An array of dimensions supported by the corresponding feed file.

Currently the only dimension available is CATEGORY.

"dimensionKey": "CATEGORY",
"values": ["15032"]

Occurrence: Always


The key element for a value in the dimensions array, paired with its value(s). Currently, only CATEGORY (available L1 category) is available.

Occurrence: Always

fileMetadata.dimensions.valuesarray of string

The dimension value(s) paired with the dimensionKey in the dimensions array. Currently, the only supported dimension is CATEGORY, so the values in this array will be L1 eBay categories.”

Occurrence: Always


The date on which the feed was created.

Format: UTC format (yyyy-MM-ddThh:00:00.000Z).

Occurrence: Always


Specifies the frequency with which the feed file is made available (HOURLY, DAILY, WEEKLY).

Currently only DAILY is supported.

Occurrence: Always


The unique identifier of the feed type.

Note: Refer to Supported feed types for additional details.

Occurrence: Always


The file's unique identifier. This fileid is used to select the feed file when using the downloadFile method.

Occurrence: Always


Format of the returned feed file. Currently only TSV is supported.

Occurrence: Always


The eBay marketplace identifier for the marketplace(s) to which the feed applies.

Example: EBAY_UK.

Occurrence: Always


Version of the API schema under which the feed was created.

Occurrence: Always


Size of the feed file in bytes.

Occurrence: Always


The time span between feed files that applies to the feed type (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly). This is returned in hours.

Possible Values: YEAR, MONTH, DAY, HOUR

Occurrence: Always


This enumeration value indicates the time unit used for the time period.

Occurrence: Always


The number of units of time in the span.

Occurrence: Always


The URL to to the current set of results.

Occurrence: Always


The number of results that will be displayed on each page, as set by the limit URI parameter.

Default: 20

Occurrence: Always


You can use this URL to retrieve the next page of results beyond those displayed on the page if there are more results that match the search criteria.

Occurrence: Conditional


The total number of matches for the search criteria.

Occurrence: Always

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

400Bad Request
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

13003API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid 'feed_scope'. Valid values: [HOURLY,DAILY,WEEKLY]
13006API_FEEDAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
13014API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid or missing header X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-ID.
14001API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid limit. Supported ranges 20 - 100.
14002API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid or expired continuation token.
14005API_FEEDREQUESTMaximum number of category_ids exceeded.Limit: 20.
14006API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid look back period for the feedType and feedScope.Please refer to documentation.
14008API_FEEDREQUESTInvalid or missing feed type Id.
14009API_FEEDREQUESTInsufficient permissions for the feed type for the specified marketplace. Please contact eBay Technical Support for further assistance.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Create a List of Available Downloads

The getFiles method retrieves a list of feed files available for download. Files are grouped by feed type.


The URI contains no filter. This call returns all available feeds.

Important: Unfiltered lists can be extremely large; it is best to filter by at least feed type.



A single file, test_feedapi_file.gzip, is available for download. It is a daily curated feed restricted to L1 category 1 in the Australian marketplace.