Retrieve complete description of product via API

Retrieve complete description of product via API

Unkn3453_own
Shopify Partner
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Hello to everyone,

I am currently using the (REST) Product API to retrieve some information about products.

I am also retrieving "body_html" which is just containing small information about the product and not the complete product description (as seen in the screenshot).

Is there a possibility to get those information trough Shopify API.

Screenshot and link are just for demonstration purpose:
https://snocks.com/products/retrosneaker


Thankful for every help!

Screenshot 2024-02-15 at 22.44.40.png

Replies 3 (3)

Liam
Shopify Staff
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Is all the description entered in as a usual product description (ie: you're not using extra content blocks on the product page or referencing metafileds? This might be easier to achieve with the GraphQL API which has a description field and a descriptionHtml field on the product object. It would look something like:

 

query GetProductDescription {
  product(id: "gid://shopify/Product/12345678") {
    description
  }
}

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Unkn3453_own
Shopify Partner
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Hey @Liam,

thanks for your help! Unfortunately the GraphQL query is only returning the same data as the Rest Product API (body_html), which just contains a few words.
I guess the product description is not part of the product itself but more like content blocks or something similar. 

Is there a possibility to get those information trough API?

Thanks!

Liam
Shopify Staff
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How is this information added currently? ie: Are you adding the content to the admin in the products section, or somewhere else?

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