Power Search Syntax
The individual parts of a power search query use the following syntax.
The following example searches for books by author name.
Values are not case-sensitive. The value "Davenport" returns the same books as "davenport".
For complex searches, use operators (for example,
or) to link the individual parts. The following
example uses the
and operator to search for books by author name and
author:Davenport and pubdate:during 2006
The following example uses operators to search books that meet the criteria:
The subject is either Spanish or Mexican history.
The keyword military does not appear in the description.
The language is Spanish.
subject:history and (spain or mexico) and not military and language:spanish
The following example request uses these parameters with the
parameter. Spaces must be URL-encoded (%20).
http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=
[Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=
[Associate Tag]& Operation=
ItemSearch& SearchIndex=Books&Power=subject:history%20and%20(spain%20or%20mexico)%20and%20not%20military%20and%20language:spanish &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request Signature]