Cannot find unitPriceMeasurement field in GraphQL API

RiadhMa
Tourist
6 0 4

Hello,

I would like use the unitPriceMeasurement  field for my products, in the documentation it says that it exists under ProductVariant object but when I fetch it in Shopify GraphiQL API I cannot find it.
Someone can provide me with any information about this?

Thank you.

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davidhoang
Shopify Partner
16 0 8

I have the same problem. The error message is "Field 'unitPriceMeasurement' doesn't exist on type 'ProductVariant'".

HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4763 54 548

It is supposed to be only for customers in certain countries. You get that field if you are Germany for example, but not Canada. At least that is how it looked a few years ago when they introduced the unit pricing schema. Maybe it is just an oversight... I dunno. Is this released in general now?

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davidhoang
Shopify Partner
16 0 8

I tried that on a dev store which have the country set to Germany. The unit price field then enabled on the store and I set some test values for products already. Still the API is saying that it's not available.

HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4763 54 548

Not sure then. A Dev Store should have everything turned on. Maybe it requires an actual setting of the API itself to turn that on. Meaning you have to ask if you want it and it won't work unless you qualify.

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davidhoang
Shopify Partner
16 0 8

I tried it on a live client store which is located in Germany. The merchant has the unit prices setup and configured. Same error that I got on the dev store.

When the dev store was configured to be in a different country, the option was not available. It's only available after switching to Germany, inline with what is said here: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/intro-to-shopify/initial-setup/sell-in-germany/price-per-unit

Who should I contact to check whether this API can be "turned on", if it needs to be?

Thanks.

mleimbach
Shopify Partner
5 0 4

Hi David,
the link you provided only talks about the integration of the unitprices in a theme that does not support them by default yet,
but not the write access to the ProductVariant fields through the api.

We are also located in Germany ourselves and face this problem every day, especially when bigger clients who want to migrate to shopify from another shop system or need to update their unitprices through an ERP-software.

It is frustrating since the api needs to exist internally (I'm pretty sure the admin-frontend also only triggers an api..) and is just not published or documented.

Calling out to the german partner manager Roman Zenner did not help yet.
The thread was discussed by a lot of people in the german partner slack channel but nothing happened.

Even noticing losing potential plus leads due to that lack of api support did not bother them.

A very sad story. 😞
we are still hoping for the best.

Matthias Leimbach
Lead Development

beeclever
Koblenz, Germany
HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4763 54 548

It is money left on the table for sure. Not the first case, not the first time. I guess you just want to keep monitoring the API released in GQL to see when those aspects are covered.

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magnalister
Shopify Partner
8 0 7

In Germany, the unit price is mandatory information in several product categories, and sellers could be punished if they don't provide this information for their products. We as a Shopify-App should have access to this information to transfer product data to marketplaces like eBay and Amazon.
We have the same problem to access to override tax.
If Shopify doesn't want to implement these features, German sellers have to switch to another shop-systems.

Gift-o-the-Jab
Trailblazer
226 12 72

Hey @magnalister  @mleimbach 

This was already sent up as a feature request to the feature requests backlog. We'll see how that develops as the dev and product teams have to weigh up the PPU API factors of viability, global demand, feasibility, system stability, all moving parts, and so on and so forth...

It may be a yay or a nay. Drücke die Daumen!

RBaumgartner
Shopify Partner
2 0 1

It's still the same. It is not part Admin API 2202-04 and it is not yet in 2022-07 release candidate. Especially for German shops this information is relevant! 

chris214
Excursionist
34 0 8

Hi Matthias  & @RiadhMa & @HunkyBill @magnalister 

 

(how) did you fix or work around this issue?

 

thanks in advance

chris

HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4763 54 548

No one has fixed this issue. Shopify has been ignoring this for 16+ years. Maybe in the next API release there will be a few bones to play with.

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letsmakeshops
New Member
1 0 0

Hi Chris,

 

we found a solution by adding the fields of UnitPriceMeasurement as metafields to ProductVariantInput.

This maintains the structure and you can easily replace the unit_price snippets in templates with new field names like:

 

item.variant.unit_price

becomes

item.variant.metafields.unit_price_item.unit_price.value

 You simply define the metafields in your shop: https://[[YOUR_SHOP]].myshopify.com/admin/metafields/productvariant

 

Upside:

If Shopify ever decides to add the feature to the API you only search and replace your metafields.

 

Downside:

The Shopify settings for UnitPriceMeasurement are completely ignored.

 

 

HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4763 54 548

The funny thing about this is that for all intents, I would bet the farm that Shopify internally just uses metafields for these kinds of things anyway. So no loss or gain there, just a re-invention!

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