Draft Order "Reserve Items"

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I see functionality was added in the Shopify admin that provides the ability to reserve the items in a draft order until a specific date. It looks like you're passing a property not outlined in the API docs like this: 

"reserve_items_until": "2020-01-31T14:00:00.000Z"

Can app developers use this param to similar effect, or is this locked down for Shopify internal use only?

 

If not, reserving inventory via the API would be a tremendous help in our use case, so I'd love to see this opened up to all developers.

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Hey @SteveKemper ,

 

The "reserve_inventory_until" field of Draft Orders is only available internally when creating Draft Orders through the Shopify Admin UI. You unfortunately cannot create a new Draft Order with this field through any of the Shopify API.

 

As far as I know, there are no plans for taking this field from internal use only to public use anytime soon. However you can keep an eye out on the Shopify Changelogs (https://changelog.shopify.com/ and https://developers.shopify.com/changelog) to see if this feature ever gets added. 

 

Hassain | Developer Support Specialist @ Shopify
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Shopify Partner
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I think this field is necessary to make the Draft Order API usefull. Most use cases will need to hold inventory, thats the whole point of a draft order. Any news on this topic?

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Excursionist
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I'd like to be able to put a 'Reserve' sign on products that I've reserved through a draft order. If the field is only accessed internally, does that mean I can't use it to add the 'Reserved' image? I'm not so tecchy, but would love to be able to do this. Thanks

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@hassain @Shopify could you please consider adding the reserve items option to the draft order API? We have an app that manages our returns/exchanges, when a customer requests an exchange we need the items to be reserved for that customer. 

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Tourist
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I dont understand... so is there a report or somewhere we can see the 'reserved' stock totals???

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