Dashboard endpoints failing (link lists, shipping, files, etc)

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Shopify Expert
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Simple question - have we lost the ability to make calls to previously existing endpoints via the dashboard?

  • /admin/weight_based_shipping_rates/#{id}.json
  • /admin/price_based_shipping_rates/#{id}.json
  • /admin/link_lists/#{id}.json
  • etc

It worked before, but now not. What's changed? Some seriously useful features that ShopifyFD offered are now dead in the water -- kind of stuff that saved developers and store owners a lot of time...

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Tourist
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This is affecting us too, hopefully there can be a quick resolution!

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey folks, I am looking into this issue now. I will report back with my findings.

Adam Doeler, API Team, Developer at Shopify
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Tourist
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Hey @awd any update yet?  Cheers :)

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Shopify Partner
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This issue cropped up at the wrong time, in the middle of launching a european store and getting RSI... Would love a fix to this issue soon!

Thanks

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Shopify Expert
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I think there's other endpoints killed off too. I am sure there was a files.json but alas that's also dead now. 
Clearly some changes have been made but it would be nice to get some official word. 

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Shopify Expert
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Ugh, link_lists is gone too. No longer can I create a linklist for all collections, all vendors,or just create a copy (using ShopifyFD). That is one I'll really, really miss if it's no longer available. Don't think a day goes by when I don't use it.

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Shopify Partner
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@awd Any progress with this API change? Can you provide an update please

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey folks, unfortunately these end-points were private and undocumented. Our private API end-points can and will change as we make changes to our systems. Whenever interacting with an API you should never rely on private end-points for this reason.

I am curious to learn how your applications where authenticating with these end-points. Learning more about this may help us prevent private end-points disappearing without any kind of warning. 

Sorry for this inconvenience. 

Adam Doeler, API Team, Developer at Shopify
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Shopify Expert
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So is that your way of saying we've removed them and there is no alternate? If so, that is a really, really big shame. The removal will impact around 1500 (weekly extension users - not total) store owner and partners. The actual number of users would be far greater.

I am curious to learn how your applications where authenticating with these end-points. 

Didn't need to since it piggy backed the dashboard.

The ability to better manage linklists and handle the massive shipping rates for EU will be missed features for sure. Perhaps they should be added into the core.

FYI: I'm covered under an existing NDA should you need to talk about future dashboard things.

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