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

Search Indices and Locales

Some search indices work in all locales. Supported search indices in a locale can change. As more sellers and items are added to the marketplace, more search indices are supported in each locale.


When you specify a search index in a request, verify that it is supported in the locale. For a list of the search indices supported in different locales, see Locale Reference for the Product Advertising API.

Combined Search Indices

Some search indices are combinations of other search indices, such as the following:


Searches through all search indices. Only five pages of items can be returned, where each page contains up to five items.


Combines the following search indices: DVD, Electronics, Toys, VideoGames, PCHardware, Tools, SportingGoods, Books, Software, Music, GourmetFood, Kitchen, and Apparel search indices.


Combines Classical, DigitalMusic, and MusicTracks search indices.


Combines DVD and VHS search indices.

These search index combinations are helpful when you are not sure which search index to specify. However, the combined search indices can return many items in the response.

You can specify individual search indices in requests, as shown in the following example: Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& Operation=ItemSearch& Condition=All& ResponseGroup=Images& SearchIndex=Books& Title=Harry%20Potter& Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ]& Signature=[Request Signature]

All Search Index

You can use the All search index to do an ItemSearch search through indices, with some restrictions. Keywords is the only parameter that you can use in the request. You can't sort results. Results are restricted to the first five pages of results. Each page can have up to five results.