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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

The XML Message for an ItemSearch SOAP Request

The following example is the XML for a SOAP message that calls the ItemSearch operation. While you will probably not be building the SOAP message for a service request manually, it is useful to see what your SOAP toolkit produces when provided with the appropriate values. Many SOAP toolkits require that you build a request data structure similar to the XML to make a request.

The ItemSearch element contains the parameters common to all requests. The Request element contains the ItemSearch parameters, SearchIndex and Keywords.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <soapenv:Body> <ItemSearch xmlns="http://webservices.amazon.com/AWSECSCommerce/onca/soap"> <AWSAccessKeyId>AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE</AWSAccessKeyId> <Request> <SearchIndex>Books</SearchIndex> <Keywords>Harry%20Potter</Keywords> </Request> </ItemSearch> </soapenv:Body> </soapenv:Envelope>

For information about signatures and how to authenticate SOAP requests, see Authenticating SOAP Requests.