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Missing data types in update metafield action

williamoconnor
Shopify Partner
12 1 8

I've created a Shopify Flow workflow with an action to update an order metafield value. The metafield datatype is a boolean. Shopify Flow only appears to allow updating metafields with datatype string, integer or JSON

 

Is this an oversight with the Flow app?

 

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paul_n
Shopify Staff
916 127 221

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, yes, this is a known limitation right now with Flow. We are looking at adding more metafield types into Flow. 

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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williamoconnor
Shopify Partner
12 1 8

This is an accepted solution.

Updating this thread that more data types have been added to the update order metafield task so this is now resolved.

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paul_n
Shopify Staff
916 127 221

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, yes, this is a known limitation right now with Flow. We are looking at adding more metafield types into Flow. 

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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- Need Flow help? Check out our help docs.
- Building for Flow? Check out Flow's dev docs.

MetafieldsGuru
Shopify Partner
158 32 96

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williamoconnor
Shopify Partner
12 1 8

This is an accepted solution.

Updating this thread that more data types have been added to the update order metafield task so this is now resolved.