As Services_Ebay is a PHP 5 only package, it uses exception handling and the PEAR_Exception class as base class for all exceptions. Exceptions can be thrown, whenever you try to call any of the API calls provided by Services_Ebay, which means you should always nest those in a try/catch-block:
Example 67-1. Exception handling
When calling a non-existent API call or passing the wrong parameters to the API, eBay will abort the API call and return an XML-document that contains error information. Services_Ebay will automatically convert this into an exception that can be easily handled by your PHP application.
In some cases, the eBay API will still process your request, even if you passed invalid parameters and include error information in the resulting XML-document alongside the actual response of your request.
In this case, the errors will be tagged as warnings, as they were not serious errors. Services_Ebay will not convert these errors to exceptions, but only to instances of Services_Ebay_Error. These objects will be stored in the Services_Ebay_Session and can be retrieved by your application at a later point.
Example 67-2. Handling warnings