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This guide describes the migration from the deprecated GetCategorySpecifics Trading API call to the RESTful Taxonomy API methods.

Note: There will be no future functionality enhancements for the GetCategorySpecifics call.

Users who currently integrate with the Trading API call will gain the following primary benefits from this migration:

  • The expectedRequiredByDate field returned in the getItemAspectsForCategory Taxonomy API method, which indicates the expected date after which an aspect will be required
  • The Taxonomy SDK, which is designed specifically for use with the fetchItemAspects Taxonomy API method response and provides users with a simple and structured way to compare changes in aspect metadata

The content within this guide will help you to:

  • Understand available alternatives to legacy call data
  • Determine usage and needs
  • Develop a business plan for migration