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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

AlternateVersions

The AlternateVersions response group returns all of the available media formats for a book or music title. Sample formats include Paperback, Audio CD, and MP3 Download. This response group works only with the Books, ForeignBooks, KindleStore, MP3Downloads, and Music product categories.

Relevant Operations

Operations that can use this response group include:

  • ItemSearch, when the search index is Music, KindleStore, MP3Downloads, or Books or, in non-US locales, ForeignBooks

  • ItemLookup when the specified item is music, a book or foreign book. If a search index is specified, the value must be Music, KindleStore, MP3Downloads, or Books or, in non-US locales, ForeignBooks

Response Elements

The following table describes and shows the parentage of the elements returned by AlternateVersions.

AlternateVersions also returns common response elements, which is described in Elements Common to All Response Groups.

Parent Response Group

The following response groups are parent response groups of AlternateVersions.

  • None

Child Response Group

The following response groups are children response groups of AlternateVersions.

  • None

Sample REST Use Case

The following request uses the AlternateVersions response group.

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService& Operation=ItemSearch& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& SearchIndex=Books& Keywords=potter& ResponseGroup=AlternateVersions& Version=2013-08-01 &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request Signature]

Sample Response Snippet

The following response snippet shows the elements returned by AlternateVersions.

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<AlternateVersions> <AlternateVersion> <ASIN>030728364X</ASIN> <Title>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)</Title> <Binding>Audio Cassette</Binding> </AlternateVersion> <AlternateVersion> <ASIN>0307283658</ASIN> <Title>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)</Title> <Binding>Audio CD</Binding> </AlternateVersion> <AlternateVersion> <ASIN>0439785960</ASIN> <Title> Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, Book 6) (Harry Potter) </Title> <Binding>Paperback</Binding> </AlternateVersion> <AlternateVersion> <ASIN>0439786770</ASIN> <Title> Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) [LIBRARY EDITION] </Title> <Binding>Library Binding</Binding> </AlternateVersion>