Is there a way to pass/trigger Shopify Flow off of custom values

chrishb
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I have some custom values in my checkout.liquid file I would like to incorporate in my Shopify Flow.

Is there a way to pass/trigger a Shopify Flow with custom values? I didn't see an option in Shopify Flow to do this and my research has turned 0 results on this issue. I think I am looking at this the wrong way.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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tom_phillips
Shopify Partner
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Have you reached out to your MSM? If they aren't helpful please feel free to reach out to my development cooperative https://colab.coop/contact/

chrishb
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Thanks for the advice. I have reached out to our MSM.

paul_n
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It's not clear what you mean by custom values. Do you mean metafields or possibly custom attributes (aka properties)? 

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chrishb
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Hi Paul,

Yeah. Is there a way to add or POST custom attributes to an order within the theme code?

I was thinking maybe the cart-attributes or utilzing the note-attributes.

paul_n
Shopify Staff
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Not using Flow. Flow is asynchoronous and not designed to work in the cart itself. It would work after the order is created. Scripts might be a better fit, but I'm not sure if you can set those attributes via Scripts or not. 

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chrishb
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Thanks.

chrishb
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@paul_n 

In Shopify Flow how do I add in a custom utm parameter?

For example I have a parameter that is mrRID="321123"

How would this get setup in SF?

PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
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@chrishb Without clearer details this is an XY problem so the difficulty for others to understand the problem increases and possible solutions decrease.

  https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy-problem 

 


Yeah. Is there a way to add or POST custom attributes to an order within the theme code?

Just in case this tutorial is a good jumping point for a purely theme only approach to whatever the goal might be https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-design/product-pages-get-customization-information-for-produ... 

 

You may want to look at an automation app like usemechanic to add info to ordershttps://apps.shopify.com/mechanic 

either after the fact  https://tasks.mechanic.dev/auto-tag-orders-with-utm-parameters

or before in tandem with some theme customization and script modifications 

 

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