ProductReviewsByProduct Endpoint

Overview

When working with a product, it might be convenient to list or parse the reviews it has to display them or change the display based upon them.  This endpoint allows you to find all of the reviews in your store for a product.

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 reviews and products created so that you can successfully find reviews based upon the product.

ProductReviewsByProduct

This REST API endpoint allows you to find all reviews in your store for a specific product. 

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/productreviews/?key=[YOURKEY]&productbvin=[BVIN]

BVIN is the product ID (bvin) of the product as described in the parameters below.

HTTP Method

GET

Parameters

Parameter Description
productbvin This value should be a valid product ID for the product you are looking for. This is the same property/field that is called "bvin" in the database or product object.

Returns

If successful, this endpoint will return a populated list of ProductReviewDTO object in JSON format.  Otherwise, you should 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);

// specify the product to find reviews for
var productId = "dfcae0ee-8bcf-4321-8b31-7883b5434285";

// call the API to find all product reviews for the given product
ApiResponse<List<ProductReviewDTO>> response = proxy.ProductReviewsByProduct(productId);
// 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 = "productreviews";  
// get this from the store admin
var apiKey = "YOUR-API-KEY";

$(document).ready(function() {

    // specify the product to find reviews for
    var productId = "dfcae0ee-8bcf-4321-8b31-7883b5434285";

    // call the API to find all product reviews for the given product
    $.ajax({
        dataType: "json",
        url: url + apiPath + endPoint + "?key=" + apiKey + "&productbvin=" + productId,
        type: 'GET',
        success: function (data) {
            // do something
        },
        error: function (jqXHR, textStatus) {
           // do something else
        }
    });

});
{
   "Errors":[

   ],
   "Content":[
      {
         "Bvin":"027badec-23c5-46bc-bc06-6f815b8692a7",
         "UserID":"2",
         "ProductBvin":"dfcae0ee-8bcf-4321-8b31-7883b5434285",
         "ReviewDateUtc":"\/Date(1403136420427)\/",
         "Rating":4,
         "Karma":0,
         "Description":"I love my brand new fedora. I just wish that the headband was a bit more comfortable.",
         "Approved":true,
         "ProductName":""
      },
      {
         "Bvin":"b24cdaab-8ef9-44c9-a81f-b97aa4344387",
         "UserID":"1",
         "ProductBvin":"dfcae0ee-8bcf-4321-8b31-7883b5434285",
         "ReviewDateUtc":"\/Date(1403137429000)\/",
         "Rating":2,
         "Karma":0,
         "Description":"I thought my fedora was going to be brown, but it was closer to black!",
         "Approved":true,
         "ProductName":""
      }
   ]
}
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