Using workflows to alter product status and inventory policy

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Using workflows to alter product status and inventory policy

FDM_Tom
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1 0 1

I'm attempting to use a workflow to set a product status to active. The problem I seem to have is getting the action to work.

 

I have the trigger and checks all set up as I need but whilst I can check the product status there's no dedicated action for changing it.

After some digging, it looked like I could utilise the "Update product metafield" action to control it

but I haven't had any success.

 

It is likely that I'm using the action wrong so I've attached an image of my guess work for updating the product status.

Does anyone know if what I'm doing is wrong or if this is even possible?Shopify - Update product metafield.PNG

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paul_n
Shopify Staff
1182 143 277

This is an accepted solution.

FYI, there is now an action to Update Product Status (to archived, active, or draft)

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joshbeckman
Shopify Staff
26 4 8

Hi @FDM_Tom !

 

Currently, there is no Flow action available to change the status of a product.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

StephanieGreene
Visitor
1 0 2

Hey Josh,

 

Are Shopify planning on working on this? It would make an eCommerce Managers life so much more seamless if so. 😀 At season launch I have to uploading thousands of products and I'd love to give my users access to these ASAP. The flow for publishing products is also a little miss-leading as yes, you can automatically publish product to a channel but that's useless if we still need to manually update the product status.

 

I had a flow that worked last year, however, with the recent channels update, my flow no longer works and there is no resolution around this, apart from manual publishing or using Matrixify to bulk update the status of products.

varvsvillegas
Tourist
12 0 2

I also need this, it is a very good option for when a product falls negative, I archive it and if in the future the stock changes, I activate it again and it is available in the store

 

paul_n
Shopify Staff
1182 143 277

This is an accepted solution.

FYI, there is now an action to Update Product Status (to archived, active, or draft)

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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Greg12345
Tourist
5 0 2

I have been trying to do this but struggling to write the flow.  Is there one I can download or can someone help me?

paul_n
Shopify Staff
1182 143 277

This is the place to ask for help, but for best results start a new topic and clearly describe how you want it to work. 

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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