Shopify Flow script to push out of stock products down a collection

Miguel3403
Tourist
20 0 1

I have been trying to write a script to do that have no idea where to start and have been unable to do it if anyone was any idea on how to do it please share.

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topnewyork
Trailblazer
247 26 35

Creating a Shopify Flow script to automatically push out-of-stock products down a collection can be a helpful way to manage your store's inventory and ensure that customers see available products first. Here's a general outline of how you might approach writing such a script:

  1. Identify Trigger: Determine the trigger that will initiate the Flow script. In this case, you'll want to trigger the script whenever a product's inventory level changes. Shopify Flow supports triggers such as "Product inventory level changes".

  2. Filter Products: Once triggered, filter the products within the collection to identify those that are out of stock. You can use conditions such as "Product inventory level is less than or equal to 0" to identify out-of-stock products.

  3. Sort Products: After identifying the out-of-stock products, sort them within the collection to push them down. Shopify Flow allows you to sort products within a collection based on various criteria. You'll want to sort the collection in ascending order based on the inventory level so that out-of-stock products appear at the bottom.

  4. Apply Changes: Finally, apply the sorting changes to the collection. Shopify Flow provides actions to modify collections, such as "Sort collection" or "Update collection".

Here's a simplified example of what the Flow script might look like:

Trigger: Product inventory level changes

Conditions:
- Product inventory level is less than or equal to 0

Actions:
- Sort collection: Sort the affected collection in ascending order based on the inventory level

Keep in mind that while Shopify Flow provides a visual interface for creating automated workflows, it may not have the flexibility or granularity of control that you need for more complex tasks. Depending on your specific requirements, you may also need to consider custom development using Shopify's API or third-party apps to achieve the desired functionality.

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Miguel3403
Tourist
20 0 1

Hi i dont see any option to sort

paul_n
Shopify Staff
929 127 222

To sort, you would need to call the API (https://shopify.dev/docs/api/admin-graphql/2024-01/mutations/collectionReorderProducts) via Send HTTP Request. This API allows you to move a product to a new position. I think the only want to know the existing position is via the UI. 

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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paul_n
Shopify Staff
929 127 222

Please don't post untested bot answers.

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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