Method returns list of vendors and optionally product counts in CSV (tab delimited) format.

Optional input parameter is an array of tns:normalizedStrings, which contains vendor identification tokens, language code of xsd:language (see ISO 639 for details - default is czech 'cs') and export option.

Output is an xsd:string, containing list of vendors and optionally product counts.


Method accepts language, array of tokens and option. Also the method is ready to accept completely empty request. Any authorized client should send an array of requested vendor information, but only some clients may send it empty, because there is usually no reason for doing so.

CSV headers

vendor id name products count (optional)

Fault codes

Method returns SOAP fault (according to SOAP Version 1.2, section 2.3 Fault Scenarios) on failure or when no data found for client request. Database error may be returned with specific error prefix, when database is not ready or something unwanted happens.

Code Actor String Detail
-1SERVICEEmpty catalog.timestamp
-2SERVICEEmpty catalog.timestamp
1CLIENTMalformed request, language not available.selected language
2CLIENTMalformed request, vendor not found.vendor token
ORA-[0-9]{1-5}DATABASEDatabase subsystem error.database error message


SOAP client must be capable of basic HTTP authentication to use this method.

Some clients may be authorized to use only some part(s) of this method, so it is the client's responsibility to use only such request. Otherwise the request will not be authorized and HTTP 401 will be returned.

Example request

POST /index.php HTTP/1.0
User-Agent:ClTest/1.0.0 (0.99)
Content-Type:text/xml; charset=UTF-8

Example response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date:Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:36:16 GMT
X-SOAP-Server:NuSOAP/0.6.8 (1.76)
Content-Type:text/xml; charset=UTF-8

Known bugs

SOAP fault is returned in ISO-8859-1 encoding, except of server header UTF-8 charset declaration.