Creating resources

How to create a resource via API

You can create a resource by sending a POST request to the resources endpoint, with a JSON payload.

The Content-Type header must be application/vnd.api+json.

You can get the list of arguments, with type and examples from the documentation of each resource.

Example

Request
Response

The following request creates a new SKU:

curl -X POST \
https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/skus \
-H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer your-access-token' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json' \
-d '{
"data": {
"type": "skus",
"attributes": {
"code": "TSHIRTMM000000FFFFFFXLXX",
"name": "Black Men T-shirt with White Logo (XL)"
},
"relationships": {
"shipping_category": {
"data": {
"type": "shipping_categories",
"id": "zxcVBnMASd"
}
}
}
}
}'

On success, the API responds with a 201 Created status code, returning the created resource object:

{
"data": {
"id": "xYZkjABcde",
"type": "skus",
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/skus/xYZkjABcde"
},
"attributes": {
"code": "TSHIRTMM000000FFFFFFXLXX",
"name": "Black Men T-shirt with White Logo (XL)",
"description": null,
"image_url": null,
"tag_names": "",
"pieces_per_pack": null,
"weight": null,
"unit_of_weight": null,
"created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"reference": null,
"metadata": {}
},
"relationships": {
"shipping_category": {
"links": {...}
},
"prices": {
"links": {...}
},
"stock_items": {
"links": {...}
},
"delivery_lead_times": {
"links": {...}
},
"sku_options": {
"links": {...}
}
},
"meta": {
"mode": "test"
}
}
}