Product Advertising API
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Debugging Parameters

Parameter Value Description
Validate Boolean

Use the Validate parameter to have Product Advertising API test your request without actually executing it. When present, Validate must equal "True".

If the request is valid, the response will have an element called IsValid with a value of "True". If the request is invalid, the response returns IsValid with a value of "False" and errors messages.


Since the request is not actually executed, only a subset of the errors for the request may be returned. This is because some errors (e.g., no_exact_matches) are only generated during execution of a request.

We recommend you see the Request response group when debugging. The Request response group echoes back the parameters used to generate the response and allows you to verify if your request was received correctly.