How to pass xml array into shopify api call?

by cali_green , in category: PHP General , 7 months ago

How to pass xml array into shopify api call?

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by shyann , 7 months ago


To pass an XML array into a Shopify API call, you need to convert the array into XML format and then include it as a request parameter. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Convert the array into XML format: Create an XML document or string using a library like xml.etree.ElementTree in Python. Iterate over the array and add elements to the XML document, setting the appropriate tags and values. Example: import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET # Assuming your array is called "data_array" root = ET.Element("root") for item in data_array: elem = ET.SubElement(root, "item") elem.text = item xml_data = ET.tostring(root, encoding="unicode")
  2. Make the API call using the Shopify API library or your preferred HTTP client. Set the appropriate headers for the API call (e.g., "Content-Type: application/xml"). Include the XML data as the request payload or a specific request parameter, depending on the API endpoint. Example using the ShopifyAPI library in Python: import shopify # Authenticate and initialize the Shopify API connection shopify.ShopifyResource.set_user("API_KEY") shopify.ShopifyResource.set_password("API_PASSWORD") shopify.ShopifyResource.set_site("") # Make the API call result = shopify.SomeEndpoint.create(xml=xml_data) Example using an HTTP client: import requests api_url = "" headers = { "Content-Type": "application/xml", "X-Shopify-Access-Token": "YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN" } params = { "xml_param": xml_data } response =, headers=headers, params=params)

Remember to replace the placeholders ("YOUR_SHOP", "API_KEY", "API_PASSWORD", "YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN", and "endpoint") with your actual Shopify shop URL, API key, password, access token, and API endpoint respectively.

Note: XML is not the primary format used in Shopify APIs. Shopify primarily uses JSON format.