Shopify Flow - Order Created, Line Items, Product Type

JCAndrea
Shopify Partner
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Greetings-

I'm new to Flow and love it. In just an hour, or so, I've rendered hundreds of lines of my in-house api code obsolete :) Some things, understandably... such as fulfilling individual line items based on payment method... can't be done at this time... correct?

 

But the next one seems like a miss... I'm wondering why, in my Workflow, Product Type isn't one of the options I can search conditionally for while looping over the line items in an order. Currently it seem that I can only search for specific Product Names and Product Titles? I have about 20 products that all have the same product type... I'd much rather just configure my Workflow to search for one product type, than to configure 20 separate product names into my workflow. I'm using Flow to tag incoming orders with fulfillment_team_names.. based on the line items in the order. Thanks!

 

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petar-sprawsm
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Hi,

 

Does anyone have an answer to this question?

It's very common case to want to trigger the event after the order is made based on whether the specific product type was ordered, but it seems this isn't an option, as seen on screenshot provided by @JCAndrea 

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I think that's a limitation in Shopify flow.

I'd like to suggest my app as an alternative to Flow if you're looking to tag orders. You can specify a trigger (order/created), complex condition like (order -> line items -> product type = 'Shoes') and then specify the action to tag the order.

It is not a full-blown alternative to Flow as it currently only supports "tag" actions.

https://apps.shopify.com/tag-automation

 

 

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petar-sprawsm
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Thanks @aamirk , but the point here is to expect the bare minimum of built-in functionalities if we're already paying for Shopify Plus account.
It is becoming obvious that these limitations are intentional so we would have to install more and more applications from the store, which are getting hard to keep the track of. I would really like to be able to keep things clean and as simple as possible, so - fingers crossed while we wait for more possibilities with Shopify Flow.

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