Save app-owned meta fields

Save app-owned meta fields

Potices
Shopify Partner
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I am trying to build a simple app, that allows merchants to call an API. In order to do so, I need the merchants API key. I have a text field and a button, and when the button is pressed I want the api key to be saved.

 

As far as I can tell, the best way to do this, is to use app-owned meta fields.

But in order to save this data, I need my OwnerID. But I cannot find any documentation for how to get this? Hope someone can help me out.

 

Thanks.

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ShopifyDevSup
Shopify Staff
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Hey @Potices - the OwnerID is the same number as your app's installation object's ID. To get the installation ID, you can run a simple query like this:

 

 {
  app (id:"gid://shopify/App/[insert app ID here]") {
    title
    installation {
      id
    }
  }
}

 

This should output the app's installation ID which you can then define as a value in the app-owned metafields call like this:

{
"namespace": "secret_keys",
"key": "api_key",
"type": "single_line_text_field",
"value": "example_value",
"ownerId": "gid://shopify/AppInstallation/[your-app's-installation-id]"
}
]
}


Hope this helps!


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