ProductsDelete EndPoint

Overview

Sometimes you simply need to delete a product.  This endpoint allows you to delete any unnecessary products from your store.

Requirements

The following pre-requisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:

  • General understanding of REST and API’s
  • Understanding of C# and/or JavaScript
  • Visual Studio 2012 or newer

Getting Started

You should already have a project open and ready to accept code to allow you to use this REST API endpoint.  You should also have one or more products created so that you can successfully delete one.

ProductsDelete

This REST API endpoint allows you to delete a product from your store. 

Example URL

This is what the REST endpoint will look like if you are calling it using JavaScript.  See our REST API URL documentation for more information.

http://yourdomain.com/DesktopModules/Hotcakes/API/rest/v1/products/[BVIN]

BVIN is the product ID as described in the parameters below.

HTTP Method

DELETE

Parameters

Parameter Description
bvin This is the unique ID of the product that you wish to delete

Returns

If successful, this endpoint will return True in the ApiResponse.Content object.  Otherwise, you should have one or more errors returned.  If you receive a False response with no error, either the product ID doesn't exist, or the REST call was improperly formatted.

Example Code

The following code will allow you to successfully call this endpoint, provided that you have enabled it.

Project References

  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO

Import Namespaces

  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1
  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1.Catalog
  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1.Client

 

string url = "http://YOURDOMAIN.COM";
string key = "YOUR-API-KEY";

Api proxy = new Api(url, key);

// specify the product to delete
var productId = "0e40c0b9-02ab-462d-8963-5422148a5743";
            
// call the API to permanently delete the product
ApiResponse response = proxy.ProductsDelete(productId);
// your domain name
var url = "http://YOURDOMAIN.COM"; 
// the path where the API is
var apiPath = "/DesktopModules/Hotcakes/API/rest/v1/";  
// endpoint as shown in the documentation
var endPoint = "products";  
// get this from the store admin
var apiKey = "YOUR-API-KEY";

$(document).ready(function() {

    // specify the product to delete
    var productId = "0e40c0b9-02ab-462d-8963-5422148a5743";

    // call the API to permanently delete the product
    $.ajax({
        dataType: "json",
        url: url + apiPath + endPoint + "/" + productId + "?key=" + apiKey,
        type: 'DELETE',
        success: function (data) {
            // do something
        },
        error: function (jqXHR, textStatus) {
            // do something else
        }
    });

});
{
   "Errors":[

   ],
   "Content":true
}
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