amazon_functions for PHP (Version 0.9)
Making the work with™ Web Services Version 1.0 much easier


Performs a keyword-search and returns an array with the parsed XML-result

amazon_search_keyword(var keywords, int mode [, int type [, int page [, int format]]])

With this function you can query amazon™ for keywords. The mode defines the mode the search results should have (f.e. "books" or "music"). If you want to search for more than one keyword, please separate the keywords by space. Setting the type is optional: It gives you the possibility to determine the volume of the reply. LIGHT(default) returns less product-information than HEAVY.
A search you perform with this function returns up to 10 products. If you want to get more products, you can define that the result is not page #1(default), but f.e. page "2". So you don't receive the first 10 products, but products 11-20 - "3" would return the products 21-30...
If you are able to create XSL pages, you can set the URL of such a page as format (f.e. "") and the result of this function won't be an array, but the XSL with the data the search returned.

Example 1. Get products 1-10 from mode "book" with the keyword "cat":


Example 2. Get products 11-20 from mode "book" with the keywords "cats dogs" in the heavy version (more data):

$Reply=amazon_search_keyword("cats dogs","books","HEAVY","2");

If you want to know how to work with the array the search returnes, please have a look at Work with the search reply.

© by, Daniel Filzhut 2002