Publish Product API Not Working

fjur
New Member
3 0 0

I am trying to publish a product via the rest API using javascript. The product is in draft status, but when I do the API call, I get a 200 but nothing happens and the product doesn't get published.

const url: string = `https://${user.store}.myshopify.com/admin/api/2021-04/products/6552072224831.json`

    const result = await fetch(url, {
        method: 'PUT',
        headers: {
            'Content-Type': 'application/json',
            'X-Shopify-Access-Token': user.accessToken
        },
        body: JSON.stringify({
            "product": {
                "id": 6552072224831,
                "published": true
              }
        }),
    });

This is the response which I get, you can see the published_at field is still null. I check in the admin UI and see that the product is still in draft.

"product": {
            "id": 6552072224831,
            "title": "Black Headphones",
            "body_html": "Black headphones with red cord.",
            "vendor": "Bins Group",
            "product_type": "Industrial",
            "created_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
            "handle": "black-headphones",
            "updated_at": "2021-03-23T12:57:07-04:00",
            "published_at": null,
            "template_suffix": "",
            "status": "draft",
            "published_scope": "web",
            "tags": "developer-tools-generator",
            "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/Product/6552072224831",
            "variants": [
                {
                    "id": 39263516131391,
                    "product_id": 6552072224831,
                    "title": "Steel",
                    "price": "49.00",
                    "sku": "",
                    "position": 1,
                    "inventory_policy": "deny",
                    "compare_at_price": null,
                    "fulfillment_service": "manual",
                    "inventory_management": "shopify",
                    "option1": "Steel",
                    "option2": null,
                    "option3": null,
                    "created_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "updated_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "taxable": true,
                    "barcode": null,
                    "grams": 67,
                    "image_id": null,
                    "weight": 67,
                    "weight_unit": "g",
                    "inventory_item_id": 41357419806783,
                    "inventory_quantity": 5,
                    "old_inventory_quantity": 5,
                    "requires_shipping": true,
                    "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/ProductVariant/39263516131391"
                },
                {
                    "id": 39263516164159,
                    "product_id": 6552072224831,
                    "title": "azure",
                    "price": "15.00",
                    "sku": "",
                    "position": 2,
                    "inventory_policy": "deny",
                    "compare_at_price": null,
                    "fulfillment_service": "manual",
                    "inventory_management": "shopify",
                    "option1": "azure",
                    "option2": null,
                    "option3": null,
                    "created_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "updated_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "taxable": true,
                    "barcode": null,
                    "grams": 0,
                    "image_id": null,
                    "weight": 0,
                    "weight_unit": "g",
                    "inventory_item_id": 41357419839551,
                    "inventory_quantity": 49,
                    "old_inventory_quantity": 49,
                    "requires_shipping": false,
                    "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/ProductVariant/39263516164159"
                }
            ],
            "options": [
                {
                    "id": 8425136128063,
                    "product_id": 6552072224831,
                    "name": "Title",
                    "position": 1,
                    "values": [
                        "Steel",
                        "azure"
                    ]
                }
            ],
            "images": [
                {
                    "id": 27975178420287,
                    "product_id": 6552072224831,
                    "position": 1,
                    "created_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "updated_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                    "alt": null,
                    "width": 5142,
                    "height": 3428,
                    "src": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0089/6660/2815/products/black-headphones.jpg?v=1615364293",
                    "variant_ids": [],
                    "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/ProductImage/27975178420287"
                }
            ],
            "image": {
                "id": 27975178420287,
                "product_id": 6552072224831,
                "position": 1,
                "created_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                "updated_at": "2021-03-10T03:18:13-05:00",
                "alt": null,
                "width": 5142,
                "height": 3428,
                "src": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0089/6660/2815/products/black-headphones.jpg?v=1615364293",
                "variant_ids": [],
                "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/ProductImage/27975178420287"
            }
        }

 

I looked at the graphql but it seems to only support publishing products if the store is on shopify plus, which is a pretty big limitation. 

How do I go about determining why this product isn't publishing

Replies 4 (4)
Greg_Kujawa
Shopify Partner
1020 83 262

What happens if you use "published_scope": "web" and "status": "active" in your request body instead?

fjur
New Member
3 0 0

when I set status to active then the product moves from draft to active status, which I guess is what I was looking for.

For clarification, if you have an active product but do published: false, what exactly happens to the product? Since I just did this and got a 200 response, and published_at is null but I can still see the product in the catalog?

Wondering what exactly publishing does and how it interacts with the active status?

HunkyBill
Shopify Expert
4764 54 551

Ha! Publishing is a mess right now. It seems only Plus stores allows for API calls to truly deal with publishing. Without Plus, all you can do is move products from Draft to Active to Archived and basically set their status to on.

Not exactly stellar but we live it.

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wajahatanwar
Shopify Partner
6 1 1

If you set Published Scope to "web" or "global" and didn't set the published_at. The product will never get published.

So send both parameters 

published_scope: global
published_at: {Current timestamp (ISO Format 8601}

thanks