Shopify Handle Requirements

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JCriscillis
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I am working to create/update products using the Shopify API. In the documentation on Shopify, I see that the Handle field can only contain alpha numerics and dashes with no symbols or special characters.

However, I have seen URLs (example below) where a Handle contain a symbol (®) that I would expect to be rejected or replaced.

https://www.lifetogo.com/products/karma-nuts-lime-twist-wrapped®-cashews-1-5-oz-snack-pack

Can someone confirm what the allowable values are for the Handle field and if the API enforces those rules on the inbound data?

 

Thanks!

Justin

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PaulNewton
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This is an accepted solution.

That's the ® Registered Copyright character

Handle rules https://shopify.dev/api/liquid/objects/handle 

If you need to know if some character is converted or not you need to test the handles before an after product creation and flag any differences.

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PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
4213 303 902

This is an accepted solution.

That's the ® Registered Copyright character

Handle rules https://shopify.dev/api/liquid/objects/handle 

If you need to know if some character is converted or not you need to test the handles before an after product creation and flag any differences.

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