CategoryProductAssociationsCreate Endpoint

Overview

Nearly every single store needs categories and those categories are useless without products in them.  This endpoint allows you to create as many category/product associations as you need for 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 some kind of idea of which products that you want to add tot which categories to have before you create it.

CategoryProductAssociationsCreate

This REST API endpoint allows you to create a new category/product association for 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://example.com/DesktopModules/Hotcakes/API/rest/v1/categoryproductassociations

HTTP Method

POST

Parameters

This method only requires that you pass an instance of the CategoryProductAssociationDTO object to the endpoint.

Returns

If successful, this endpoint will return a CategoryProductAssociationDTO object in JSON format.  Otherwise, you will have one or more errors returned.

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://example.com";
string key = "YOUR-API-KEY";

Api proxy = new Api(url, key);

// create a new instance of a category/product association
var association = new CategoryProductAssociationDTO
{
    CategoryId = "fe186c61-1997-4ad9-ba27-f7962d29261d",
    ProductId = "fb975149-2c73-45ad-8082-68961e04915c"
};

// call the API to create the new category/product association
ApiResponse<CategoryProductAssociationDTO> response = proxy.CategoryProductAssociationsCreate(association);
// your domain name
var url = "http://example.com"; 
// the path where the API is
var apiPath = "/DesktopModules/Hotcakes/API/rest/v1/";  
// endpoint as shown in the documentation
var endPoint = "categoryproductassociations";  
// get this from the store admin
var apiKey = "YOUR-API-KEY";

$(document).ready(function() {

    // create a new instance of a category/product association
    var association = {
        "CategoryId": "fe186c61-1997-4ad9-ba27-f7962d29261d",
        "ProductId": "fb975149-2c73-45ad-8082-68961e04915c"
    };

    // call the API to create the new category/product association
    $.ajax({
        dataType: "json",
        url: url + apiPath + endPoint + "?key=" + apiKey,
        data: JSON.stringify(association),
        type: 'POST',
        success: function (data) {
            // do something
        },
        error: function(jqXHR, textStatus) {
            // do something else
        }
    });

});
{
   "Errors":[

   ],
   "Content":{
      "Id":63,
      "CategoryId":"fe186c61-1997-4ad9-ba27-f7962d29261d",
      "ProductId":"fb975149-2c73-45ad-8082-68961e04915c",
      "SortOrder":1,
      "StoreId":1
   }
}
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