When will Shopify Flow support metaobjects?

excaelest
Shopify Partner
2 0 2

When will metaobjects be supported in Shopify Flow?

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paul_n
Shopify Staff
1011 133 242

How are you looking to use metaobjects with Flow?

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excaelest
Shopify Partner
2 0 2

I use Flow to continuously count the total number of trees planted as a result of items purchased. Currently, the value is stored in a shop metafield (shop.metafields.mission.trees). I want to instead store it in a metaobject so that the client can adjust it if need be.

paul_n
Shopify Staff
1011 133 242

We don't have an action for this yet, but in the meantime you could use Send HTTP Request to call the Shopify API to Update or Upsert a metaobject:

https://shopify.dev/docs/api/admin-graphql/2023-04/mutations/metaobjectUpsert

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Just want to chime in and say this action would be very useful for me as well. Instead I'm going to have to build a whole custom app to do something that could be accomplished with a simple trigger/action in shopify flow

paul_n
Shopify Staff
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Can you elaborate more on what you would want to do with metaobjects in Flow?  

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jessie_monument
Shopify Partner
7 0 3

@paul_n it would be useful for me in this case:
we are using metaobjects to group related products in a "variant group" so we can display links to products that look like variant selectors on the product page. It would be nice if Flow could handle an automated function where if a product is PLACED in a metaobject list, the product is automatically assigned a product metafield for that group so the shopify admin doesn't have to do two steps. Right now they have to add the product to the metaobject list and then go into each product and add the metaobject to the product (since there is no way to reference a a metaobject if it isn't assigned).

newyarektimes
Shopify Partner
2 0 2

+1

Use case: I have a ssg frontend and I would like to trigger a build when metaobjects are updated.

pRoy
Visitor
1 0 1

+1 for this!