Re: Update product metafield with metaobject entry through Shopify flow

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Update product metafield with metaobject entry through Shopify flow

eCommBadassery
Shopify Partner
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I'm hoping to use flow to update a metaobject reference metafield when new products are added through Shopify flow. Is this possible?

 

Doesn't seem to be a clear way to select a specific metaobject entry. 

Jessica
eCommerce & Email Marketing Strategist
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paul_n
Shopify Staff
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This is an accepted solution.

Since this is a small set of them, you can hard-code the entries into the metafield. I think you would use the Update product metafield action, and choose "Metaobject" as the type. In the value field, you would enter something like: gid://shopify/Metaobject/123. Be careful to avoid newlines/spaces/etc. The ID for your metaobject can be found in the URL of the entry (just replace that 123 part). Make sure you enter the right namespace and key as well.

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Tony-BEMEApps
Shopify Partner
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Hi ECommBadassery,

This article may help 

How to Update Product Metafield with MetaObject Entry Through Shopify Flow

Good luck

Tony

BeMEApps
SEO Apps and Community
paul_n
Shopify Staff
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This article appears to be "written" by AI and is incorrect.

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paul_n
Shopify Staff
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Yes, that should be possible. I can't really describe how to do it because it depends on which resource it's access on and exactly what you want to update. If it you change it to a different metaobject, that's possible. If you want to change the Metabject itself, that is not really updating a metafield but the metaobject. It should be possible, but you would need to use Send HTTP Request currently. 

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eCommBadassery
Shopify Partner
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@paul_n  Thanks for the heads up on the article, just looked at it now and agree. 

To clarify the use case...

I have a meta object for details about what's included in the product. The entries are specific to different product types. 

Then I have a product metafield that references that metaobject

 

For product type A - I'd like to select Entry A

For product type B - I'd like to select Entry B

For product type C - I'd like to select Entry C

 

 

 

Jessica
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paul_n
Shopify Staff
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Is this a small set of products or a lot of products? 

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eCommBadassery
Shopify Partner
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@paul_n  It's a pretty small set overall and only need workflow for when she adds new products

Jessica
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paul_n
Shopify Staff
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This is an accepted solution.

Since this is a small set of them, you can hard-code the entries into the metafield. I think you would use the Update product metafield action, and choose "Metaobject" as the type. In the value field, you would enter something like: gid://shopify/Metaobject/123. Be careful to avoid newlines/spaces/etc. The ID for your metaobject can be found in the URL of the entry (just replace that 123 part). Make sure you enter the right namespace and key as well.

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eCommBadassery
Shopify Partner
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Woot woot, worked like a charm! Thanks @paul_n 

Jessica
eCommerce & Email Marketing Strategist
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