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This method triggers a mocked test payload that includes a notification ID, publish date, and so on. Use this method to test your subscription end-to-end.

You can create the subscription in disabled mode, test it using this method, and when everything is ready, you can enable the subscription (see the enableSubscription method).

Note: Use the notificationId to tell the difference between a test payload and a real payload.


Resource URI


This method is not supported in Sandbox environment.

URI parameters

subscription_idstringThe unique identifier of the subscription to test. Use getSubscriptions to retrieve subscription IDs.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with either authorization code grant flow or client credentials grant flow. Please refer to the note below for more details.

The access token must be created using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription

The unique identifier for the notification for this test message.

Occurrence: Conditional

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

404Not Found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

195000API_NOTIFICATIONAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
195013API_NOTIFICATIONREQUEST The subscription id does not exist.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Test a subscription

Triggers a mocked test payload to the destination.


The only input is the subscription_id as a path parameter.



A successful call returns the HTTP status code 202 Accepted and the notificationId.