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Introduction

A Shopify add products activity inserts a new product into a Shopify connection and is used as a target in an operation. After configuring a Shopify connection, you can configure as many Shopify activities as you like for each Shopify connection.

Creating a Shopify Activity

From the design canvas, open the Connectivity tab of the design component palette:

Connectivity tab

Within the Endpoints filter, click the Shopify connection block to display activities that are available to be used with a Shopify connection:

Connectivity tab

To create an activity that can be configured, the activity must first be added to an operation on the design canvas. To add an activity to an operation, drag the activity block from the palette to the operation.

For more information about the parts of an operation and adding activities to operations, see Operation Creation and Configuration.

Accessing Menu Actions

After a Shopify activity has been added to an operation, menu actions for that activity are accessible from the project pane in either the Workflows or the Components tabs, and from the design canvas:

  • Project Pane: In the Workflows or Components tab of the project pane, hover over an activity name and click the actions menu icon to open the actions menu.

  • Design Canvas: Within the operation, click an existing activity block to open the actions menu.

Each of these menu actions is available:

  • View/Edit: This opens the activity configuration screen for you to configure the activity. For details, see Configuring a Shopify Add Products Activity later on this page.

  • Delete: This is used to permanently delete the activity.

  • Rename: This positions the cursor on the activity name in the project pane for you to make edits.

  • View Dependencies: This changes the view in the project pane to display any other parts of the project that the activity is dependent on.

  • Remove: Available only from the actions menu on the design canvas, this removes the activity as a step in the operation without deleting it from the project. When you remove an activity that is adjacent to a transformation, if schemas are provided within that activity, they will no longer be referenced by the transformation. Removed components can be accessed or permanently deleted from the project pane.

  • Deploy: This deploys the activity and any components it is dependent on.

  • Configurable Deploy: This opens the deployment screen, where you can select project components to deploy.

  • Add to group: This opens a prompt to create a new custom group or to add the component to an existing group.

  • Duplicate: This creates a copy of the activity as a new, unreferenced component. Upon creating the component copy, the cursor is positioned on the component name within the project pane for you to rename the component.

Configuring a Shopify Add Products Activity

Follow these steps to configure a Shopify add products activity:

  • Step 1 – Enter Basic Information
  • Step 2 – Review Data Schema

Step 1 – Enter Basic Information

Connectivity tab

  • Name: Enter a name to use to identify the Shopify add products activity. The name must be unique for each add products activity and must not contain forward slashes (/) or colons (:).

  • Save & Exit: If enabled, click to save the configuration for this step and close the activity configuration.

  • Next: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and continue to the next step. The configuration will not be saved until you click the Finished button on the last step.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving changes made to any step. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Step 2 – Review Data Schema

Connectivity tab

  • Data Schema: The request and response data schemas for Shopify will be displayed. If the operation uses a transformation, the data schemas will be displayed again later during the transformation mapping process, where you can map to target fields using source objects, scripts, variables, custom values, and more.

    The Shopify connector uses the Shopify REST Admin Product API. Refer to the API documentation and links in the following table for information on the schema fields.

    • Request:

      Request Schema Field/NodeAPI Field or TypeNotes
      AddProductRequestnodeRequest for the activity
      productnodeNode representing the product additions
      elementnodeNode representing a product addition
      published_scopeStringWhether the product is published to the Point of Sale channel; valid values web or global
      product_typeStringA categorization for the product used for filtering and searching products
      titleStringThe name of the product
      vendorStringThe name of the product's vendor
    • Response:

      Response Schema Field/NodeAPI Field or TypeNotes
      AddProductResponsenodeResponse from the activity
      FailedRecordsnodeNode representing the failed records
      FailurenodeNode representing a failed record
      errorMessaageStringError message of the failure
      successRecordsnodeNode representing the success records
      successnodeNode representing a success record
      titleStringThe title of the successfully updated product
      idDoubleThe ID of the successfully updated product
  • Add Plugin(s): Plugins are Jitterbit- or user-provided applications that extend Harmony's native capabilities. To apply a plugin to the activity, click to expand this section and select the checkbox next to the plugin to be used. For additional instructions on using plugins, including details on setting any required variables used by the plugin, see Plugins Added to an Activity.

  • Back: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and return to the previous step.

  • Finished: Click to save the configuration for all steps and close the activity configuration.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving changes made to any step. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Next Steps

After configuring a Shopify add products activity, complete the configuration of the operation by adding and configuring other activities, transformations, or scripts as operation steps. You can also configure an operation's operation settings, which include the ability to chain operations together that are in the same or different workflows.

Shopify add products activities can be used as a target with these operation patterns:

Other patterns are not valid using Shopify add products activities. See the validation patterns on the Operation Validity page.

To use the activity with scripting functions, write the data to a temporary location and then use that temporary location in the scripting function.

When ready, deploy and run the operation and validate behavior by checking the operation logs.

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Last updated:  Jun 25, 2019

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