"when a product variant is updated, it's possible that a new Variant ID is generated"

sexybit
Shopify Partner
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Good day.

 

As we're getting, using the REST API, a number of errors stating that "the Variant IDs do not exist or do not belong to the product", a Shopify Partner support person has informed us that "Variant IDs in Shopify are not stable" and that "when a product variant is updated, it's possible that a new Variant ID is generated".

 

I would like to ask:

- whether someone can elaborate on that

- whether someone has experienced the same issue

- whether this is actually for real as it seems contrary to the basic principle of immutability of IDs

- whether this is documented anywhere in the docs

 

Thanks.

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notahappyuser
Visitor
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Encountering the same issue. It's a clear design flaw when you'd expect an ID to be consistent for record updates, not to trash the record.

 

Where is the basic respect for FK references, Shopfiy?