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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Search by Theme in a Category

The following request uses the ItemSearch operation to find items related to the theme, Travel. To specify the category, the request uses the Books search index.

Example Request

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService &Operation=ItemSearch &ResponseGroup=Small &SearchIndex=Books &Keywords=Travel &AWSAccessKeyId=[Your_AWSAccessKeyID] &AssociateTag=[Your_AssociateTag] &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request_Signature]

Example Response

The following response returns two items.

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<MoreSearchResultsUrl> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?&AWSAccessKeyId=[Your_AWSAccessKeyId]&ie=UTF8&location=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fsearch%2F%3Fkeywords%3DTravel%26ie%3DUTF8%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dstripbooks&tag=[Your_AssociateTag]&creative=386001&camp=2025&linkCode=xm2 </MoreSearchResultsUrl> <Item> <ASIN>1426201257</ASIN> <DetailPageURL> https://www.amazon.com/Journeys-Lifetime-Worlds-Greatest-Trips/dp/1426201257%3FAWSAccessKeyId%3D[Your_AWSAccessKeyId]%26tag%3D[Your_AssociateTag]%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1426201257 </DetailPageURL> <ItemAttributes> <Author>National Geographic</Author> <Manufacturer>National Geographic</Manufacturer> <ProductGroup>Book</ProductGroup> <Title>Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips</Title> </ItemAttributes> </Item> <Item> <ASIN>030740692X</ASIN> <DetailPageURL> https://www.amazon.com/Once-Lifetime-Trips-Extraordinary-Experiences/dp/030740692X%3FAWSAccessKeyId%3D[Your_AWSAccessKeyId]%26tag%3D[Your_AssociateTag]%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D030740692X </DetailPageURL> <ItemAttributes> <Author>Chris Santella</Author> <Manufacturer>Clarkson Potter</Manufacturer> <ProductGroup>Book</ProductGroup> <Title>Once in a Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences</Title> </ItemAttributes> </Item>