Retrieve a report

How to get reports from Amazon to help selling partners manage their business.

API Version: 2021-06-30

Get the information required to retrieve a report document and then download the report.

Step 1. Get the information required to retrieve the report

Call the getReportDocument operation to get the information required for retrieving a report document's contents. This includes a pre-signed URL for the report document and optionally, the compression algorithm used if the report document contents have been compressed.

  1. Call the getReportDocument operation, passing the following parameter:

Path parameter:

Name Description Required
reportDocumentId The identifier for the report document.

Type: string


Request example:



A successful response includes the following:

Name Description
reportDocumentId The identifier for the report document. This identifier is unique only in combination with a seller ID.
url A pre-signed URL for the report document. This URL expires after 5 minutes.

Type: string

compressionAlgorithm If present, the report document contents have been compressed with the provided algorithm.

Type: enum (CompressionAlgorithm)

Response example:

  "reportDocumentId": "DOC-b8b0-4226-b4b9-0ee058ea5760",
  "url": ""
  1. Save the url, and compressionAlgorithm (optional property) for use in Step 2.

Step 2. Download the report

You must download the report using the information returned in Step 1. The following sample code demonstrates how to download a plain text report document. You can also use the principles demonstrated in the sample code to guide you in building applications in other programming languages, or for other types of documents (XML, CSV, TSV, etc.).

  1. Use the following as inputs for the sample code:

    • The url and optional compressionAlgorithm values from the previous step are arguments for the url, and compressionAlgorithm parameters of the download method of the DownloadExample class.

Note: You must always maintain encryption at rest. Unencrypted report content must never be stored on disk, even temporarily, because reports can contain sensitive information. The sample code that we provide demonstrates this principle.

Sample Code (Java)

// This example is for use with the Selling Partner API for Reports, Version: 2021-06-30
// and the Selling Partner API for Feeds, Version: 2021-06-30
import java.nio.charset.Charset;

import com.squareup.okhttp.MediaType;
import com.squareup.okhttp.OkHttpClient;
import com.squareup.okhttp.Request;
import com.squareup.okhttp.Response;
import com.squareup.okhttp.ResponseBody;

 * Example that downloads a document.
public class DownloadExample {

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    String url = "<URL from the getFeedDocument/getReportDocument response>";
    String compressionAlgorithm = "<compressionAlgorithm from the getFeedDocument/getReportDocument response>";

    DownloadExample obj = new DownloadExample();
    try {, compressionAlgorithm);
    } catch (IOException e) {
      //Handle exception here.
    } catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
      //Handle exception here.

   * Download and optionally decompress the document retrieved from the given url.
   * @param url                  the url pointing to a document
   * @param compressionAlgorithm the compressionAlgorithm used for the document
   * @throws IOException              when there is an error reading the response
   * @throws IllegalArgumentException when the charset is missing
  public void download(String url, String compressionAlgorithm) throws IOException, IllegalArgumentException {
    OkHttpClient httpclient = new OkHttpClient();
    Request request = new Request.Builder()

    Response response = httpclient.newCall(request).execute();
    if (!response.isSuccessful()) {
        String.format("Call to download content was unsuccessful with response code: %d and message: %s",
          response.code(), response.message()));

    try (ResponseBody responseBody = response.body()) {
      MediaType mediaType = MediaType.parse(response.header("Content-Type"));
      Charset charset = mediaType.charset();
      if (charset == null) {
        throw new IllegalArgumentException(String.format(
          "Could not parse character set from '%s'", mediaType.toString()));

      Closeable closeThis = null;
      try {
        InputStream inputStream = responseBody.byteStream();
        closeThis = inputStream;

        if ("GZIP".equals(compressionAlgorithm)) {
          inputStream = new GZIPInputStream(inputStream);
          closeThis = inputStream;

        // This example assumes that the download content has a charset in the content-type header, e.g.
        // text/plain; charset=UTF-8
        if ("text".equals(mediaType.type()) && "plain".equals(mediaType.subtype())) {
          InputStreamReader inputStreamReader = new InputStreamReader(inputStream, charset);
          closeThis = inputStreamReader;

          BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(inputStreamReader);
          closeThis = reader;

          String line;
          do {
            line = reader.readLine();
            // Process line by line.
          } while (line != null);
        } else {
          //Handle content with binary data/other media types here.
      } finally {
        if (closeThis != null) {