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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Browse Node IDs

Browse node IDs are positive integers that uniquely identify product sets, such as Literature & Fiction: (17), Medicine: (13996), Mystery & Thrillers: (18), Nonfiction: (53), Outdoors & Nature: (290060). Amazon uses thousands of browse node IDs in the US locale.

While top-level browse node values tend to remain the same, the values of other browse nodes change often. Browse nodes are created and eliminated without notification. As a best practice, do not hard-code browse node IDs in applications.

Browse node IDs are unique in one locale only. The same browse node ID can be used in two locales, but the names and purposes of those browse nodes can be unrelated. Browse node IDs are assigned internally by Amazon. There are no general rules for number assignments. For example, you can't assume that all IDs in the 2000s are related in any way.

If you have a browse node ID, you can find the name of the browse node by specifying the ID in one of the following URLs for each locale:

  • http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.com.br/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.cn/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.es/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.in/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.it/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.com.mx/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/[Browse Node ID]