Expedia Affiliate Network API Client

1.0.0 2015-10-15 20:24 UTC


This is a comprehensive library for working with v3 r27 of the EAN API. An affiliate account is required to actually use any of this successfully (even in developer mode). Read more about it in the EAN Developer Documentation. This structured library attempts to provide precise request and response parameters for each query type. This is especially helpful when code-hinting is available via an IDE of some sort; it should speed up integration and leave out guess-work during maintenance.

Current State of This Lib

Not going to lie here... it is in need of a good inventory and audit. At the time of this writing, this has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust for a while now.

  • It was at one point successfully functioning in a production environment.
  • The phpdocs are mostly complete for public members.
  • Most, but not all, request/response types are accounted for; one that I know of that is incomplete is LocationInfoRequest within Geo Functions (just b/c the project this was intended for didn't use it), but the rest should be functional.
  • No unit tests exist whatsoever, oops. Written tests with stubs and fixtures would be nice, yes?
  • Some of the "behind-the-scenes" methods are half baked; the original intention was for two-way request/response processing and rendering. This never came to fruition, but there are remnants, and some of them work.
  • Only supports r27 of the API, while the latest at the time of this writing is v30.

Usage and Examples

See examples/*.php for hotel list search example and general usage.

To get started, you'll need an EAN API key and secret. Only one EANConfig and EANFacade is required at a time. EANConfig is used as a model to feed the API configuration into EANFacade. EANFacade applies the general configurations to each query request, e.g. EANFacade->query(EANAbstractQuery). Anything in EANAPIClient\Query can be instantiated and passed into the facade's query method, at which point the response property of the EANAbstractQuery object will contain the results. Any instance of EANAbstractQuery is stateful, so if repeat and/or subsequent queries must be performed (especially of the same type), a new one should be instantiated, and then passed into the same EANFacade instance's query method.

Ping Example

use zamnuts\EANAPIClient\EANFacade;
use zamnuts\EANAPIClient\EANConfig;
use zamnuts\EANAPIClient\Query\EANPing;

// need session ID for EAN API, this can technically be anything, but this is best practice

// config for EANFacade
$config = new EANConfig();
$config->apiKey		= ''; // CHANGEME
$config->apiSecret	= ''; // CHANGEME
$config->cid		= 0; // CHANGEME
$config->sessionId	= session_id(); // this happens automatically, but just for example
$config->devMode	= true; // switch to "false" in prod

// this is the gateway into the EAN API, all query structures are executed through this profile
$ean = new EANFacade($config); // just need one of these for all queries to use

$ping = new EANPing();
$ping->echo = 'Hello World'; // send this data

// due to the nature of the EAN API's ping request,
// the "echo" parameter should be the same in the response as the request
echo $ping->response->echo."\n"; // got this data back

echo ($ping->response->echo === $ping->echo ? 'MATCH' : 'INVALID')."\n";

Will output:

Hello World


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