Search items by category

The search operation returns items which belong to a MercadoLibre item’s category.
For more details about categories and the category hierarchy, see the guide Categories API.

Contents:

Request

By using a MercadoLibre item’s category, you can retrieve a list of items which belong to it. If you are interested in defining a block size response, read the search paging article.

curl https://api.mercadolibre.com/sites/MLA/search?category=MLA5726

 

Response

The search responses an array of results of items inside the category. You’ll find most of the item’s attributes on the result.

{
  "site_id": "MLA",
  "paging": {
    "total": 109720,
    "offset": 0,
    "limit": 50
  },
  "results": [
    {
      "classified_marc_attribute_code": "-MARC",
      "classified_mode": "classified",
      "accepts_mercadopago": true,
      "address": null,
      "attributes": [
      ],
      "available_quantity": 10,

 

Use OPTIONS http method to get a JSON encoded response that will describe the API, with all the allowed methods and connections between another part of the API. It is a standard format to get API documentation.

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