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New: Embed your app inside of Shopify!

Embedded Apps are the future of Shopify AppsOur new Embedded App Software Development Kit allows you to improve your app's user experience by embedding it directly inside the Shopify admin.The SDK enables simple and powerful communication between your app and Shopify.Access and customize many native GUI features, and create powerful integrations previously impossible on the platform.Learn m...

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Apr 14 2014 by HunkyBill
New API Announcements Forum

We have created a separate forum where we will post all official announcements concerning the Shopify API. Things like new features and endpoints, upcoming deprecations and changes or planned maintenance that might affect your app.Go check it out! https://ecommerce.shopify.com/c/api-announcementsWe recommend subscribing to that forum to make sure you...

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Apr 7 2014 by Maarten van Grootel
Please post your Liquid and AJAX API questions in the Design forum

Please post your Liquid, AJAX, and all theme-related questions in the Design forum: http://forums.shopify.com/categories/2

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May 12 2010 by Caroline Schnapp
Please read before posting!

Hello developers! Before posting to the Shopify API forums, please take a moment to consider your question. First, read over our API troubleshooting guide and see if your question can be answered with some exploration. Be sure to explain what you've already tried. Are there solutions online that you've already found, which haven't worked? Include enough detail so that answers provided w...

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Nov 20 2013 by James Dowling
How to Properly check if the Shopify API is down

Hi all,I want to make sure that I have a proper check for if there is anything wrong with the shopify API.I've seen some libraries (like PHP) check for this with response codes equal or greater than 400.I was wondering if there was a better way for this?For one, what can I expect to get back if the shopify API is down? a redirect to page or a timeout or an empty json?Thank you

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Today by Chris Saunders
Search Shopify Store

Hi,Is there a search endpoint in the API to search a store by product title?I see that we can query the API using the product ID but how about searching by different product fields?Thanks

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Today by Massaad
API POST with 403 Forbidden error

I am writing .NET C# application to integrate with Shopify. With the same credentials, I can call all the GET API to get the data from Shopify without problem. However, when I turn to POST API -for example, try to create a new product, I always got the 403 error. URL: https://contenix.myshopify.com/admin/products.json The code is very standard POST:        &nb...

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Today by Derek Dukes
New to API - Installation and Process flow

Hi, new to Shopify, not so new to PHP.Currently have setup as per instructions:Dev AccountDev store(s)Public App CreatedPrivate app with api_key/secret in Dev store.The problem I'm having is getting an overview of the entire process (start to finish) or 'installing' an app and pulling data out of shopify. (public app)How do you 'install' an app? (i.e. get to the screen ...

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Today by David Nejedly
Getting 404 error while creating webhooks using API.

HI ,I am trying to create webhook  using api using following code. (https://github.com/sandeepshetty/shopify_api. )$shopify = shopify_api\client(  $shop_data->store_name, $shop_data->access_token, $app_settings->api_key, $app_settings->shared_secret);//print_r($shopify);$arguments = array('webhooks'=>array            (&nbs...

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Today by Ryan | Add to Cart Apps
Adding Discounts

I cant seem to find documentation on how to create a discount with the API,  Does the API support the creation of discounts?

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Today by Kevin Hughes
Free Shipping Discount

I need a way to determine the type of a discount ($, %, or Free Shipping).  I have a Free Shipping discount and while it shows up in the discount portion of the json file, the type is not there so there is no way to tell that this is a free shipping discount.  Since the code is user entered, it can be anything and I cannot use that as a way to determine the discount type."discoun...

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Today by Ryan | Add to Cart Apps
PRB: CarrierService not being sent all the line items?

Hi,During checkout my carrier service is currently only receiving the first line item from my cart and therefore cannot accurately calculate shipping cost. Is anyone else having this problem? This seems to be a new bug as it was working fine last week.Al

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Yesterday by Al Priest
PUT Method - Posting Changes back to Shopify API - Ruby On Rails

HeyIm currently in the process ( Very Early ) of leaning Ruby on Rails. Im currently a Front End Dev at a web design company.Im having what im positive is a very newbie question however im really struggling with it. Basically i have my application set up to interact with the Shopify API ( Thats all working perfect ) I have it set up at the moment to pull through 10 products and then i...

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Yesterday by Chris Saunders
Fulfill by API

Hi, I want to fulfill orders by the shopify REST API.On http://docs.shopify.com/api/fulfillment#completeI found the following command:POST /admin/orders/#{id}/fulfillments/#{id}/complete.json - Complete a pending fulfillmentFor example: /admin/orders/450789469/fulfillments/255858046/complete.jsonI dont know what ids i have to provide. Sure one of the ids will be the orderid but what i...

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Yesterday by Kevin Hughes
external domain cart functionality.

I'm building a web store and have everything build with the exception of cart functionality using the APIs. My plan was to grab the cart contents using "format=json" but i'm getting a cross origin error. Is it possible to add the "Access-Control-Allow-Origin" header to my shopify site for a specific domain? If not, how can I get my cart contents from an ext...

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Apr 21 2014 by Matt Janus
Looking to modify Shipping API to account for Hazmat Charge

I am selling/shipping gasoline. For each shipment fedex/ups tack on an additional surcharge for Hazardous materials. When the API tie-in queries the shipping rates tied to my account, it does not take into account the surcharge. Here is what I am looking to do, add the known surcharge in for EACH item in the cart. Each box is assessed a fixed amount, the "modify your shipping quote" s...

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Apr 21 2014 by Chris D'Acosta
403 Forbidden error while adding/updating meta fields to existing image

Hi,I am updating my existing images on the shopify store but for some reason I am getting 403 error.Could anybody please help me.I have the requests as follows.Update existing Image Meta field.https://ShopName.myshopify.com/admin/images/<ImageId>/metafields/<MetaFieldId>.json     {     "metafield": {     "id&...

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Apr 21 2014 by Chris Saunders
Rails 4.1 API Error

I just created an app using Rails 4.1 and the shopify_app gem.  I set up the web app as per instructions but otherwise have not yet changed anything. When I access the app, I can get through the OAuth step but subsequently accessing the app gets the error below.  Did I miss a step? NoMethodError (undefined method `site' for "#<ShopifyAPI::Session:0x007fbd1d251318...

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Apr 20 2014 by Jason Mast
3rd party conversion tracking

Hi,I am trying to use the 3rd party tracking capability as described here:http://docs.shopify.com/support/your-store/orders/can-i-use-conversion-trackingThis is my incoming link to a test shop:https://pens-163.myshopify.com/products/pen2?ref=4028b8814570eef901457b3405d90011When I check on the thank-you page for the value by:if landing_site_ref ==or by using the order object via the webhook noti...

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Apr 19 2014 by Frank
Product Create Error: Omitting Vendor Name Incorrectly Returns HTTP 201

Just a heads up that if you omit the vendor name from your API request Shopify will incorrectly respond with an HTTP 201 (Created) and return an empty product.  They should actually be returning a HTTP 4xx and a helpful error message.  I've already contacted Shopify and they "...just started noticing some unexpected symptoms relating to blank vendor values this morning ....

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Apr 18 2014 by Alek