Finding an admin cart object knowing Storefront cart id

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We have a webhook listening for `carts/create` and `carts/update` events, which come with `id` and `token` fields; we store these carts locally. Our web app uses StoreFront API for creating carts, which come back with global ids that look like this: `

gid://shopify/Cart/c1-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx`. I am looking for a way of finding a cart we receive from webhooks knowing the global ID of the cart we created with StoreFront API. Is this doable?

PS. Trying to use the `xxx...` part of the Gid produced no results, with or without the `c-` prefix.


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Shopify Staff
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Hey @abaturytski 


You're on the right path - you can use the token to create a global ID. Keep in mind liquid carts and SFAPI carts aren't interoperable right now, but should be very soon. Let me know if I'm misunderstanding your query.


E.g. Webhook: 

"token": "c1-c6872150bf4341c375fac549298124b5"






Scott | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 

Shopify Partner
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Hi SBD_,


What about these formats: 

  •  gid://shopify/Cart/Z2NwLXVzLWNlbnRyYWwxOjAxSDFWUkpFN05aWU1BWjJEMDJRU1dISzc5
  •  gid://shopify/Cart/c1-cbdb4c4178dafdb65ad2fb3

I have both formats come through webhooks and I am able to work with the cart object when the id/token is in the format: c1-cbdb4c4178dafdb65ad2fb3. However when the c1- is not in the id/token I am not able to use the Storefront API because a NULL is returned for the cart object.


I am testing on multiple environments: a partners development site, a shopify plus development site and a shopify plus production site.  The partners development site and a shopify plus production site return a cart id/token with the prefix c1- where as the shopify plus development site does not have the c1- prefex.