ProductTypesCreate Endpoint

Overview

Nearly every single store needs to handle their products as distinctive types.  This endpoint allows you to create as many product types 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 what attributes that you want your product type to have before you create it.

ProductTypesCreate

This REST API endpoint allows you to create a product type 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/producttypes

HTTP Method

POST

Parameters

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

Returns

If successful, this endpoint will return a ProductTypeDTO 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 product type
var type = new ProductTypeDTO();

// populate the product type object with minimal information
type.ProductTypeName = "Laptops";

// call the API to create the new product type
ApiResponse<ProductTypeDTO> response = proxy.ProductTypesCreate(type);
// 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 = "producttypes";  
// get this from the store admin
var apiKey = "YOUR-API-KEY";

$(document).ready(function() {

    // create a new instance of a product type
    var type = {
        "ProductTypeName": "Jewelry"
    };

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

});
{
   "Errors":[

   ],
   "Content":{
      "Bvin":"1d883a38-143f-4bfc-b0d9-6ff3b410a95b",
      "StoreId":1,
      "LastUpdated":"\/Date(1398905984776)\/",
      "IsPermanent":false,
      "ProductTypeName":"Laptops",
      "TemplateName":""
   }
}
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