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Upcoming change to Order API line item quantity validation

Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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On Thursday October 25th, Shopify will introduce validation to line item quantity which prevents the creation of line items with 0 quantity. This means that orders created via the Order API must have a line item quantity greater than or equal to 1.

If an app attempts to create a line item with a quantity of 0 the Order API will return a status of `422` with the error message `Quantity must be greater than or equal to 1`

We are making this change to ensure consistent behaviour across the platform as line items with a quantity of 0 can not be fulfilled within Shopify.

If you have any questions, concerns, or a specific use case that will be impacted by this change, don't hesitate to reply in the thread below.

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It boggles the mind that creating orders with quantity zero in the first place was ever a thing. Like getting orders with no customer, orders with no shipping address, these kinds of pseudo-conveniences have caused App developers like me to have to write countless lines of stupid guard code, guarding against complete nonsense orders breaking what should be a smooth working machine. Huzzah for finally enforcing logically correct numbers!

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