Update a customer

How to update an existing customer via API

To update an existing customer, send a PATCH request to the /api/customers/:id endpoint, where id is the ID of the resource that you want to update.

Here below the list of all the possible arguments that you can pass with the request body.

Request

PATCH https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/:id

Arguments

Body Parameter

Type

Required

type

string

Required

id

string

Required

attributes.email

string

Required

attributes.password

string

Optional

attributes.reference

string

Optional

attributes.metadata

object

Optional

relationships.customer_group

object

Optional

Example

Request
Response

The following request updates the customer identified by the ID "xYZkjABcde":

curl -X PATCH \
https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde \
-H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer your-access-token' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json' \
-d '{
"data": {
"type": "customers",
"id": "xYZkjABcde",
"attributes": {
"email": "john@example.com"
},
"relationships": {
"customer_group": {
"data": {
"type": "customer_groups",
"id": "QWERtyUpBa"
}
}
}
}
}'

On success, the API responds with a 200 OK status code, returning the updated resource object:

{
"data": {
"id": "xYZkjABcde",
"type": "customers",
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde"
},
"attributes": {
"email": "john@example.com",
"status": "prospect",
"created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
"metadata": {
"foo": "bar"
}
},
"relationships": {
"customer_group": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_group",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_group"
}
},
"customer_addresses": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_addresses",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_addresses"
}
},
"customer_payment_sources": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_payment_sources",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_payment_sources"
}
},
"customer_subscriptions": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_subscriptions",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_subscriptions"
}
},
"orders": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/orders",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/orders"
}
}
},
"meta": {
"mode": "test"
}
}
}