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Making the work with Amazon.com™ Web Services Version 1.0 much easier

amazon_modes

Returns an array of the valid amazon modes

amazon_modes()

This function needs no vars and simply returns an associative array with the valid amazon™ mode names as key and their common names as value (f.e. "universal" as key and "Tools & Hardware" as value). You will need these modes f.e. for the function amazon_search_manufacturer().

Example 1. Get modes, sort and display them:

$Modes=amazon_modes();
asort($Modes);
while(list($Key,$Value)=each($Modes)) {
  echo "<a href='displaymode.php?mode=$Key'>$Value</a>\n";
 }

Will return:

<a href='displaymode.php?mode=baby'>Baby</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=books'>Books</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=photo'>Camera & Photo</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=classical'>Classical Music</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=videogames'>Computer & Video Games</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=pc-hardware'>Computers</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=dvd'>DVD</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=electronics'>Electronics</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=kitchen'>Kitchen & Housewares</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=magazines'>Magazines</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=garden'>Outdoor Living</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=music'>Popular Music</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=software'>Software</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=universal'>Tools & Hardware</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=toys'>Toys & Games</a>
<a href='displaymode.php?mode=vhs'>Video</a>


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