A+ Content API Use Case Guide

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# What is the A+ Content API?

With the A+ Content API, you can build applications that enable selling partners to create and edit A+ content. This provides buyers with rich, high-quality content to help them make purchasing decisions.

# Selling Partner API roles

To access the A+ Content API, you must have the Product Listing role. You can request the Product Listing role when you registering as a developer (opens new window) , or by updating your existing Developer Profile at https://sellercentral.amazon.com/developer/register (opens new window).

In the Roles section of the Developer Profile form, select the Product Listing checkbox. Then in the text box in the Use Cases section, indicate that you want to use the A+ Content API. Click Register to submit your request, and a support case will be automatically created for you.

We will review your request and contact you with next steps through your support case. You can access your support case in the Case Log in Seller Central.

Also, when you register your application (opens new window) , be sure to choose the Product Listing role. For more information about roles, see Roles in the Selling Partner API (opens new window).

# Tutorial: Create and edit A+ content and publish it to your ASINs

This tutorial shows you how to create a new content document, add ASINs to the content document, and get the content document approved for publication.

# Prerequisites

To complete this tutorial you will need:

  1. Authorization from the selling partner for whom you are making calls. See Authorizing Selling Partner API applications (opens new window) for more information.
  2. One or more ASINs to which you would like to publish content.
  3. Content that you want to publish.

Steps

Step 1. Check existing A+ content

Step 2. Create a content document

Step 3. Get the content document approved for publication

# Step 1. Check existing A+ content

Before creating and publishing new A+ content, you can get information about the content documents that a selling partner has already created and published.

Tasks

Task 1. Find out which content documents are published to an ASIN

Task 2. Get all of the content documents created by the selling partner

# Task 1. Find out which content documents are published to an ASIN

Call the searchContentPublishRecords operation to get a list of publishing records for content documents that the selling partner has already published to an ASIN. The selling partner can use this information to decide if they want to publish a new content document to that ASIN.

  1. Call the searchContentPublishRecords (opens new window) operation, passing the following parameters:

Query parameters:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
asin

The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN).

Type: string

Yes
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Request example:

GET https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentPublishRecords?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&asin=ZZZZZZZZZZ
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Response

Response properties:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "publishRecordList", "0-1": "The list of A+ content publishing records. \n\nType: PublishRecordList", "1-0": "warnings", "2-0": "nextPageToken", "1-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments. \n\nType: MessageSet", "2-1": "A page token that is returned when the results of the call exceed the page size. To get another page of results, call the operation again, passing in this value with the pageToken parameter. \n\nType: string" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 3 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "nextPageToken": null,
  "publishRecordList": [{
      "marketplaceId": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
      "locale": "en_US",
      "asin": "ZZZZZZZZZZ",
      "contentType": "EBC",
      "contentSubType": "",
      "contentReferenceKey": "d54a4096-f864-4326-bc80-ce8807497f98"
    }, {
      "marketplaceId": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
      "locale": "es_US",
      "asin": "ZZZZZZZZZZ",
      "contentType": "EBC",
      "contentSubType": "",
      "contentReferenceKey": "f58cf4d7-b1b2-4f43-b900-5fd75cb688c5"
    }
  ]
}
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  1. To get the content documents and/or metadata for the records that are returned, call the getContentDocument (opens new window) operation, passing in the contentReferenceKey value for the content document that you want.

# Task 2. Get all of the content documents created by the selling partner

Before creating a new content document it can be helpful for a selling partner to see all of the content documents that they have already created. This task shows you how to get the content documents that a selling partner has created, along with the associated metadata.

  1. Call the searchContentDocuments (opens new window) operation, passing in the following parameter:

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Request example:

GET https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Response

Response properties:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "0-0": "contentMetadataRecords", "1-0": "warnings", "2-0": "nextPageToken", "2-1": "A page token that is returned when the results of the call exceed the page size. To get another page of results, call the operation again, passing in this value with the pageToken parameter.\n\nType: string", "1-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet", "0-1": "The list of A+ content metadata records.\n\nType: ContentMetadataRecordList", "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 3 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "nextPageToken": null,
  "contentMetadataRecords": [{
      "contentReferenceKey": "436e986d-4a94-4511-a857-58802f3ba7b0",
      "contentMetadata": {
        "name": "Name of content document",
        "marketplaceId": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
        "status": "DRAFT",
        "badgeSet": [null, "STANDARD"],
        "updateTime": null
      }
    }
  ]
}
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  1. To get the content documents for the records that are returned, call the getContentDocument (opens new window) operation, passing in the contentReferenceKey value for the content documents that you want.

# Step 2. Create a content document

Creating a content document is a multi-step process that begins with constructing a content document.

Tasks

Task 1. Construct a JSON content document

Task 2. Create upload destinations for images

Task 3. Upload images

Task 4. Submit the content document for validation

Task 5. Create a content document

Task 6. Add ASINs to the content document

# Task 1. Construct a JSON content document

Construct a JSON content document, based on the ContentDocument definition in the A+ Content API reference. See also Content document example in the "A+ Content Examples" guide for an example of a content document and examples of content modules.

Content documents are composed of one or more content modules. Content documents for selling partners can contain up to seven modules, while content documents for vendors can contain up to five content modules.

ContentDocument definition:

Name Description Schema
name
required
The A+ Content document name.
minLength : 1
maxLength : 100
string
contentType
required
The A+ Content document type. ContentType
contentSubType
optional
The A+ Content document subtype. This represents a special-purpose type of an A+ Content document. Not every A+ Content document type will have a subtype, and subtypes may change at any time. ContentSubType
locale
required
The IETF language tag. This only supports the primary language subtag with one secondary language subtag. The secondary language subtag is almost always a regional designation. This does not support additional subtags beyond the primary and secondary subtags.
Pattern: ^[a-z]{2,}-[A-Z0-9]{2,}$
LanguageTag
contentModuleList
required
A list of A+ content modules. ContentModuleList

contentDocument example:

{
  "contentDocument": {
    "name": "Example content document",
    "contentType": "EMC",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "contentModuleList": [
      {
        "contentModuleType": "STANDARD_HEADER_IMAGE_TEXT",
        "standardHeaderImageText": {
          "headline": {
            "value": "Lorem ipsum",
            "decoratorSet": []
          },
          "block": {
            "image": {
              "uploadDestinationId": "SampleID",
              "imageCropSpecification": {
                "size": {
                  "width": {
                    "value": 970,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "height": {
                    "value": 600,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                },
                "offset": {
                  "x": {
                    "value": 7,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "y": {
                    "value": 0,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                }
              },
              "altText": "Lorem ipsum"
            },
            "headline": {
              "value": "Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium.",
              "decoratorSet": []
            },
            "body": {
              "textList": [
                {
                  "value": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium. Quisque sed blandit nunc. Pellentesque malesuada lorem vitae justo efficitur viverra.",
                  "decoratorSet": []
                }
              ]
            }
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
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# Task 2. Create upload destinations for images

This task creates an upload destination for an image file and returns the information required to upload the image file to the destination. Complete this task for each image in your content document.

  1. Call the createUploadDestinationForResource (opens new window) operation of the Uploads API, passing in the following parameters:

Query parameters:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceIds

A list of marketplace identifiers. This specifies the marketplaces where the upload will be available. Only one marketplace can be specified.

Type: string

Yes
contentMD5

An MD5 hash of the content to be submitted to the upload destination. This value is used to determine if the data has been corrupted or tampered with during transit.

Type: string

Yes
contentType

The content type of the file to be uploaded.

Type: string

No

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
resource

The URL of the resource for the upload destination that you are creating. For example, to create an upload destination for a content document, the {resource} would be aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments and the path would be /uploads/v1/uploadDestinations/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments

Type: string

Yes

Request example:

POST https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/uploads/2020-11-01/uploadDestinations/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments?contentType=image/jpeg&contentMD5=9e92dc1ed22ffc814f063f02b1c0f233&marketplaceIds=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Response

Response properties:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "payload", "0-1": "Information about an upload destination.\n\nType: UploadDestination", "1-0": "errors", "1-1": "A list of error response returned when a request is unsuccessful.\n\nType: ErrorList" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 2 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "errors": [],
  "payload": {
    "uploadDestinationId": "sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png",
    "url": "https://aplus-media.s3.amazonaws.com/?x-amz-date=20201116T184623Z&x-amz-signature=c5c8efd95d883b6787a2b1a93c7c066f01cb4e8d7be3ece4360aa800332e0cf9&x-amz-meta-owner=A2CZ04NGKYDXDV&acl=private&key=sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png&x-amz-algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&policy=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&x-amz-credential=AKIA6L6R7QE56F6GMG5E/20201116/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request",
    "headers": null
  }
}
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  1. Save the uploadDestinationId value to include in your content document in Task 4. Submit the content document for validation. Save the url value for Task 3. Upload images.

# Task 3. Upload images

This task uploads an image file to the destination created in Task 2. Create upload destinations for images. Complete this task for each image in your content document.

  1. Use a cURL command to upload an image file (JPEG, PNG, or TIF), using the values in the url response element returned in the previous task.

Example cURL command: [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "curl -F "key=sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png" \\n-F "acl=private" \\n-F "policy=eyJjb25kaXRpb25zIjpbeyJidWNrZXQiOiJhcGx1cy1tZWRpYS1iZXRhIn0seyJrZXkiOiJzb3RhLzdhZTJkM2IxLWZkZDMtNDJjNC05OGM0LTljYzUwOWZiOTVkOC5wbmcifSx7ImFjbCI6InByaXZhdGUifSx7IngtYW16LW1ldGEtb3duZXIiOiJBMkNaMDROR0tZRFhEViJ9LHsieC1hbXotYWxnb3JpdGhtIjoiQVdTNC1ITUFDLVNIQTI1NiJ9LHsieC1hbXotY3JlZGVudGlhbCI6IkFLSUE2TDZSN1FFNTZGNkdNRzVFLzIwMjAxMTE2L3VzLWVhc3QtMS9zMy9hd3M0X3JlcXVlc3QifSx7IngtYW16LWRhdGUiOiIyMDIwMTExNlQxODQ2MjNaIn0sWyJjb250ZW50LWxlbmd0aC1yYW5nZSIsMSwzMTQ1NzI4XV0sImV4cGlyYXRpb24iOiIyMDIwLTExLTE2VDIxOjQ2OjIzLjg2OFoifQ==" \\n-F "x-amz-credential=AKIA6L6R7QE56F6GMG5E/20201116/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request" \\n-F "x-amz-algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256" \\n-F "x-amz-date=20201203T011128Z" \\n-F "x-amz-signature=c5c8efd95d883b6787a2b1a93c7c066f01cb4e8d7be3ece4360aa800332e0cf9" \\n-F "x-amz-meta-owner=A2CZ04NGKYDXDV" \\n-F "[email protected]" \\nhttps://aplus-media.s3.amazonaws.com", "language": "curl" } ] } [/block] 2. Confirm that you receive a 200 status code in the response, which indicates that the image file was uploaded correctly.

# Task 4. Submit the content document for validation

Call the validateContentDocumentAsinRelations operation to submit your content document for automated validation against a set of ASINs that you specify.

  1. If your content document includes images, add the uploadDestinationId values that you got from Task 2. Create upload destinations for images to your content document. See the request example below.
  2. Call the validateContentDocumentAsinRelations operation, passing in the following parameters:

Query parameters:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The Amazon marketplace identifier of where the A+ content is hosted or published.

Type: string

Yes
asinSet

The set of ASINs.

Type: <string> array(csv)

No

Body Parameter:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "postContentDocumentRequest", "0-1": "The content document request details.\n\nType: postContentDocumentRequest", "0-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] Request example:

POST https: //sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentAsinValidations?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&asinSet=0123456789&asinSet=ZZZZZZZZZZ
{
  "contentDocument": {
    "name": "Example content document",
    "contentType": "EMC",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "contentModuleList": [
      {
        "contentModuleType": "STANDARD_HEADER_IMAGE_TEXT",
        "standardHeaderImageText": {
          "headline": {
            "value": "Lorem ipsum",
            "decoratorSet": []
          },
          "block": {
            "image": {
              "uploadDestinationId": "sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png",
              "imageCropSpecification": {
                "size": {
                  "width": {
                    "value": 970,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "height": {
                    "value": 600,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                },
                "offset": {
                  "x": {
                    "value": 7,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "y": {
                    "value": 0,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                }
              },
              "altText": "Lorem ipsum"
            },
            "headline": {
              "value": "Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium.",
              "decoratorSet": []
            },
            "body": {
              "textList": [
                {
                  "value": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium. Quisque sed blandit nunc. Pellentesque malesuada lorem vitae justo efficitur viverra.",
                  "decoratorSet": []
                }
              ]
            }
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
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Response

Error Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "errors": [
    {
      "code": "CONTENT_FAILED_VALIDATION",
      "message": "These keywords violate our community guidelines: $.",
      "details": ""
    }
  ]
}
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Check for errors. If you receive an error, correct the error and retry. Repeat until you receive no errors.

Note: A 200 status code in the response means that Amazon ran a validation on your content document, not that your content document passed validation. Your content document has passed validation when the validateContentDocumentAsinRelations operation returns no errors.

# Task 5. Create a content document

Create a content document that you can later add ASINs to, submit for approval, and publish.

Query parameters:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Body parameters:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "postContentDocumentRequest", "0-1": "The content document request details.\n\nType: PostContentDocumentRequest", "0-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] Request example:

POST https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
{
  "contentDocument": {
    "name": "Example content document",
    "contentType": "EMC",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "contentModuleList": [
      {
        "contentModuleType": "STANDARD_HEADER_IMAGE_TEXT",
        "standardHeaderImageText": {
          "headline": {
            "value": "Lorem ipsum",
            "decoratorSet": []
          },
          "block": {
            "image": {
              "uploadDestinationId": "sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png",
              "imageCropSpecification": {
                "size": {
                  "width": {
                    "value": 970,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "height": {
                    "value": 600,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                },
                "offset": {
                  "x": {
                    "value": 7,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "y": {
                    "value": 0,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                }
              },
              "altText": "Lorem ipsum"
            },
            "headline": {
              "value": "Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium.",
              "decoratorSet": []
            },
            "body": {
              "textList": [
                {
                  "value": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium. Quisque sed blandit nunc. Pellentesque malesuada lorem vitae justo efficitur viverra.",
                  "decoratorSet": []
                }
              ]
            }
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
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Response

Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet", "1-0": "contentReferenceKey", "1-1": "A unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier.\n\nType: ContentReferenceKey" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 2 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "contentReferenceKey": "52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa"
}
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# Task 6. Add ASINs to the content document

Add ASINs to your content document.

  1. Call the postContentDocumentAsinRelations operation, passing in the following parameters:

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Body parameters [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "postContentDocumentAsinRelationsRequest", "0-1": "The content document ASIN relations request details.\n\nType: PostContentDocumentAsinRelationsRequest", "0-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] Request example:

POST https: //sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa/asins?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
{
  "asinSet": ["0123456789", "ZZZZZZZZZZ"]
}
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Response

Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "The set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": []
}
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# Step 3. Get the content document approved for publication

After creating your content document and adding ASINs to it, submit the content document for moderation and approval using the postContentDocumentApprovalSubmission operation. You can then check the submission status of your content document using the getContentDocument operation.

Tasks

Task 1. Submit your content document for approval

Task 2. Check the approval status of your submission

# Task 1. Submit your content document for approval

Call the postContentDocumentApprovalSubmission operation to submit your content documentation for moderation and approval.

  1. Call the postContentDocumentApprovalSubmission operation, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Request example:

POST https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa/approvalSubmissions?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Response [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [
    {
      "code": "ASIN_FAILED_VALIDATION",
      "message": "",
      "details": "0123456789"
    }
  ]
}
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  1. Check for warnings and errors. If you receive a warning or error, correct and retry. Repeat until you receive no warnings errors.

# Task 2. Check the approval status of your submission

Check the approval status of your submission by calling the getContentDocument operation. Call this operation no more than once an hour for each content document that you are checking for approval status.

  1. Call the getContentDocument (opens new window) operation, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameters: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "marketplaceId", "0-1": "The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.\n\nType: string", "0-2": "Yes", "1-0": "includedDataSet", "1-1": "The set of A+ Content data types to include in the response. Specify METATDATA to get the submission status and not the content document itself.\n\nType: IncludedDataSet", "1-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 2 } [/block] Request example:

GET https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&includedDataSet=METADATA
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Response

Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "1-0": "contentRecord", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet", "1-1": "A content document with additional information for content management. See the status property for the submission status.\n\nType: ContentRecord" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 2 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "contentRecord": {
    "contentReferenceKey": "52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa",
    "contentMetadata": {
      "name": "Example content document",
      "marketplaceId": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
      "status": "APPROVED",
      "badgeSet": ["STANDARD"],
      "updateTime": "2020-11-18T03:05:50.052Z"
    },
    "contentDocument": null
  }
}          
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  1. Check to the status property to find out the status of your submission. status property values:
    • APPROVED. The content is approved and will be published to the applied ASINs.
    • REJECTED. The content has been rejected in moderation. Revise the content based on the provided rejection reasons and resubmit.
    • DRAFT. The content has not yet been submitted for approval. Wait a minimum of one hour and resubmit.
    • SUBMITTED. The content has been submitted for approval and is currently waiting for moderation. Wait a minimum of one hour and resubmit.

# Tutorial: Manage existing content

This tutorial contains tasks for managing existing content.

Task: Suspend a content document from all applied ASINs

Task: Get previously published content

Task: Update a content document

Task: Get the ASINs that are related to a content document

Task: Add or remove ASINs from a content document

# Task: Suspend a content document from all applied ASINs

Call the postContentDocumentSuspendSubmission operation to suspend a content document from all of its related ASINs.

Note. When you publish a content document to an ASIN that already has content published to it, or when you remove an ASIN from a content document, the existing content is automatically suspended from the ASIN. Therefore you don't need the postContentDocumentSuspendSubmission operation in those circumstances.

  1. Call the postContentDocumentSuspendSubmission operation, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Request example:

POST https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa/suspendSubmissions?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Response

Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "The set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block]

Response example:

{
  "warnings": []
}
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# Task: Get previously published content

Call the getContentDocument operation to get content previously published by the selling partner. Specify includedDataSet=METADATA to get content metadata. Specify includedDataSet=CONTENTS to get content documents.

Request example:

GET https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&includedDataSet=CONTENTS&includedDataSet=METADATA
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Response

Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "contentRecord": {
    "contentReferenceKey": "52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa",
    "contentMetadata": {
      "name": "Example content document",
      "marketplaceId": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
      "status": "APPROVED",
      "badgeSet": ["STANDARD"],
      "updateTime": "2020-11-14T02:04:05.502Z"
    },
    "contentDocument": {
      "name": "Example content document",
      "contentType": "EMC",
      "locale": "en-US",
      "contentModuleList": [
        {
          "contentModuleType": "STANDARD_HEADER_IMAGE_TEXT",
          "standardHeaderImageText": {
            "headline": {
              "value": "Lorem ipsum",
              "decoratorSet": []
            },
            "block": {
              "image": {
                "uploadDestinationId": "sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png",
                "imageCropSpecification": {
                  "size": {
                    "width": {
                      "value": 970,
                      "units": "pixels"
                    },
                    "height": {
                      "value": 600,
                      "units": "pixels"
                    }
                  },
                  "offset": {
                    "x": {
                      "value": 7,
                      "units": "pixels"
                    },
                    "y": {
                      "value": 0,
                      "units": "pixels"
                    }
                  }
                },
                "altText": "Lorem ipsum"
              },
              "headline": {
                "value": "Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium.",
                "decoratorSet": []
              },
              "body": {
                "textList": [
                  {
                    "value": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc faucibus neque auctor faucibus pretium. Quisque sed blandit nunc. Pellentesque malesuada lorem vitae justo efficitur viverra.",
                    "decoratorSet": []
                  }
                ]
              }
            }
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  }
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# Task: Update a content document

Call the updateContentDocument operation to edit an existing content document.

  1. Call the updateContentDocument operation, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Body parameter: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "postContentDocumentRequest", "0-1": "The content document request details.\n\nType: PostContentDocumentRequest", "0-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] Request example:

POST https: //sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
{
  "contentDocument": {
    "name": "Example content document",
    "contentType": "EMC",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "contentModuleList": [
      {
        "contentModuleType": "STANDARD_HEADER_IMAGE_TEXT",
        "standardHeaderImageText": {
          "headline": {
            "value": "Example headline",
            "decoratorSet": []
          },
          "block": {
            "image": {
              "uploadDestinationId": "sc/7ae2d3b1-fdd3-42c4-98c4-9cc509fb95d8.png",
              "imageCropSpecification": {
                "size": {
                  "width": {
                    "value": 970,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "height": {
                    "value": 600,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                },
                "offset": {
                  "x": {
                    "value": 7,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  },
                  "y": {
                    "value": 0,
                    "units": "pixels"
                  }
                }
              },
              "altText": "Example alt text"
            },
            "headline": {
              "value": "Example heading",
              "decoratorSet": []
            },
            "body": {
              "textList": [
                {
                  "value": "Example text.",
                  "decoratorSet": []
                }
              ]
            }
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
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Response

Response properties:

[block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet", "1-0": "contentReferenceKey", "1-1": "A unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier.\n\nType: ContentReferenceKey" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 2 } [/block]

Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "contentReferenceKey": "52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa"
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If you need to find out which ASINs are related to a content document for the purposes of evaluating, adding, or removing ASINs from the content document, use the listContentDocumentAsinRelations operation. To get metadata for the purpose of sorting and evaluating ASINs, specify includedDataSet=METADATA. To reduce processing time when the list of ASINs is known (for example, to check ASIN status for potential errors after publishing content documents), specify the ASINs using the asinSet parameter.

  1. Call the listContentDocumentAsinRelations, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameters: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "marketplaceId", "1-0": "includedDataSet", "2-0": "asinSet", "0-1": "The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.\n\nType: string", "0-2": "Yes", "1-1": "The set of A+ Content data types to include in the response.\n\nType: < enum IncludedDataSet > array(csv)", "1-2": "No\n\nDefault: no metadata is returned.", "2-1": "The set of ASINs.\n\nType: < string > array(csv)", "2-2": "No\n\nDefault: all ASINs applied to the content document are returned." }, "cols": 3, "rows": 3 } [/block] Request example:

GET https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa/asins?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&includedDataSet=METADATA&asinSet=0123456789&asinSet=ZZZZZZZZZZ
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Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "1-0": "nextPageToken", "2-0": "asinMetadataSet", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet", "1-1": "A page token that is returned when the results of the call exceed the page size. To get another page of results, call the operation again, passing in this value with the pageToken parameter.\n\nType: PageToken", "2-1": "The set of ASIN metadata.\n\nType: AsinMetadataSet" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 3 } [/block] Response example:

{
  "warnings": [],
  "nextPageToken": null,
  "asinMetadataSet": [
    {
      "asin": "ZZZZZZZZZZ",
      "badgeSet": null,
      "parent": "ZZZZZZZZZZ",
      "title": "Example title",
      "imageUrl": null,
      "contentReferenceKeySet": null
    }
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# Task: Add or remove ASINs from a content document

Call the postContentDocumentAsinRelations operation to add or remove ASINs from a content document.

The ASINs that you post will replace all of the ASINs currently related to the content document. This could result in adding or removing ASINs, depending on the set of ASINs that are currently related to the content document. Removing an ASIN has the side-effect of suspending the content document from the ASIN. Be sure to always post the entire set of ASINs that you want to be related to the content document.

  1. Call the postContentDocumentAsinRelations operation, passing in the following parameters:

Path parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
contentReferenceKey

The unique reference key for the A+ Content document. A content reference key cannot form a permalink and may change in the future. A content reference key is not guaranteed to match any A+ content identifier. Get this value from Task 5. Create a content document.

Type: string

Yes

Query parameter:

ParameterDescriptionRequired
marketplaceId

The identifier for the marketplace where the A+ Content is published.

Type: string

Yes

Body parameter: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Parameter", "h-1": "Description", "h-2": "Required", "0-0": "postContentDocumentAsinRelationsRequest", "0-1": "The content document ASIN relations request details.\n\nType: PostContentDocumentAsinRelationsRequest", "0-2": "Yes" }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] Request example:

POST https: //sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/aplus/2020-11-01/contentDocuments/52c2534c-d37a-4854-b9b3-79e2f8a86bfa/asins?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Response properties: [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "warnings", "0-1": "A set of messages to the user, such as warnings or comments.\n\nType: MessageSet" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block]

Response example:

{
  "warnings": []
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