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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Variation Parents

The abstraction of the variations is called the variation parent. The title element of the variation parent names the variations, such as "Long Sleeve Classic Pocket Tee.. Because the parent ASIN is an abstraction, it can't be purchased. It is not associated with an offer. The following example ItemLookup request specifies the Offers response group for a variation parent item.

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& Operation=ItemLookup& ItemId=B00006XYAB& IdType=ASIN& Condition=All& ResponseGroup=ItemAttributes,Offers& Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ]& Signature=[Request Signature]

In the following example response, no offers are returned.

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<Item> <ASIN>B00006XYAB</ASIN> <ItemAttributes> <Binding>Apparel</Binding> <Brand>Eddie Bauer</Brand> <Department>mens</Department> <FabricType>leather</FabricType> <Feature>Cotton.</Feature> <Feature>Single chest pocket.</Feature> <Feature>Side seamed to prevent twisting.</Feature> <Feature>Coverstitched seams add strength.</Feature> <ProductGroup>Apparel</ProductGroup> <Title>LongSleeve Classic Pocket Tee</Title> </ItemAttributes> <OfferSummary> <TotalNew>0</TotalNew> <TotalUsed>0</TotalUsed> <TotalCollectible>0</TotalCollectible> <TotalRefurbished>0</TotalRefurbished> </OfferSummary> <Offers> <TotalOffers>0</TotalOffers> <TotalOfferPages>0</TotalOfferPages> </Offers> </Item>