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Request metafields using GraphQL

CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

Hi,

Can someone check this dotnet fiddle and let me know what is wrong ?

https://dotnetfiddle.net/ZTA2J0

 

I receive this :
Failed to retrieve product metafields. Status code: Unauthorized

 

I have all the access imaginable

Thanx

Accepted Solution (1)
rick-shopify
Shopify Staff
9 2 3

This is an accepted solution.

I see what is wrong, I do not know what the default api version is, but I would suggest changing it to 2023-01.

 

So change the one line to this `client.BaseAddress = new Uri($"https://{shopifyUrl}/admin/api/2023-01/graphql.json");` and nodes will work.

 

-Rick

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rick-shopify
Shopify Staff
9 2 3

Hi CubiGear,

 

I notice a couple of things in that fiddle. I am sure you noticed that the prompts at the top needed to be replaced:

string shopifyUrl = "your_store";
string apiKey = "your_api_key";
string apiSecret = "your_api_secret";

 

I /think/ that could be the cause of the "Unauthorized"

 

I forked the fiddle, filled those in for your store and it made the request and it returned with the metafields. However the `JsonSerializer.Deserialize` does not seem to be handing back an object you can navigate by indices in that way, so I added a `Console.WriteLine(json);` right after the json string was assigned and I did see a valid response in the console.

 

I hope this helps,

-Rick

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CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

Hi,

 

When I gave you the fiddle, I did change the credentials so I don't transmit it !

 

Wow that is rather strange.  Suddenly I tried and it works ???

Well, I hve no clue why I was getting Unauthorized and now I don't.

 

Thank you...

CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

I find the result a little bit strange or maybe I'm not querying the right thing.

I was expecting the metafields of 4 variants of the product but I get values that I don't know where they come from

 

{
    "data": {
        "product": {
            "metafields": {
                "edges": [{
                        "node": {
                            "key": "dimensions",
                            "value": "{\"length\":10,\"height\":10,\"width\":10,\"no_packing\":true}"
                        }
                    }
                ]
            }
        }
    },
    "extensions": {
        "cost": {
            "requestedQueryCost": 13,
            "actualQueryCost": 4,
            "throttleStatus": {
                "maximumAvailable": 1000.0,
                "currentlyAvailable": 996,
                "restoreRate": 50.0
            }
        }
    }
}
rick-shopify
Shopify Staff
9 2 3

Hi CubiGear,

 

In the fiddle query, you are only requesting the product's metafields. In our last discussion I mentioned looping through Variants to get their metafields like this:

 

query ProductVariantMetafields {
  product(id:"gid://shopify/Product/<redacted product id>") {
    variants(first:10) {
      nodes {
        id
        metafields(first:10) {
          nodes {
            id
            key
            value
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

 

You can request product AND variant metafields by combining the two queries and having `metafields` at both levels. They will be at the product level in the result while the variant metafields will be at the variant level.

 

Requesting at both levels /may/ cause the query to be too expensive, if so that will be indicated in the error message.

 

Also note that I am requesting `nodes` while you are requesting `edges.node`, both work fine and will return the same node data, I just was not querying any "edge" level" information.

 

Thanks,

-Rick

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CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

Hi there,

I get this :

 

 

{
    "errors": [{
            "message": "Field 'nodes' doesn't exist on type 'ProductVariantConnection'",
            "locations": [{
                    "line": 5,
                    "column": 7
                }
            ],
            "path": ["query", "product", "variants", "nodes"],
            "extensions": {
                "code": "undefinedField",
                "typeName": "ProductVariantConnection",
                "fieldName": "nodes"
            }
        }
    ]
}
rick-shopify
Shopify Staff
9 2 3

Are you still in the same fiddle? I see a couple of issues there, but none that would result in that error message. Can you share your query here?

 

The nodes path is a bit shorter, but `edges -> nodes` is probably better, particularly since you will likely want to move to cursors in the future.

 

I would also recommend not having your access tokens in a shared fiddle, even for a scrap or test stores.

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CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

Same fiddle and same error when you run it.

https://dotnetfiddle.net/ZTA2J0

 

What you say about edges is a complete mystery to me.  I know absolutely nothing about query like this.  I'm a complete newbie

Your suggestion is noted for the token.  It's a private fiddle

rick-shopify
Shopify Staff
9 2 3

This is an accepted solution.

I see what is wrong, I do not know what the default api version is, but I would suggest changing it to 2023-01.

 

So change the one line to this `client.BaseAddress = new Uri($"https://{shopifyUrl}/admin/api/2023-01/graphql.json");` and nodes will work.

 

-Rick

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

CubiGear
Shopify Partner
31 3 7

Bingo.  Big thanx !