Create a line item

How to create a line item via API

To create a new line item, send a POST request to the /api/line_items endpoint, passing the resource arguments in the request body.

Request

POST https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items

Arguments

Body Parameter

Type

Required

type

string

Required

attributes.sku_code

string

Optional

attributes.quantity

integer

Required

attributes._external_price

boolean, value is 'false'

Optional

attributes._update_quantity

boolean, value is 'true'

Optional

attributes.unit_amount_cents

integer

Optional

attributes.name

string

Optional

attributes.image_url

string

Optional

attributes.item_type

string

Optional

attributes.reference

string

Optional

attributes.reference_origin

string

Optional

attributes.metadata

object

Optional

relationships.order

object

Required

relationships.item

object

Optional

Example

Request
Response
Request

The following request creates a new line item:

curl -X POST \
https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items \
-H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer your-access-token' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json' \
-d '{
"data": {
"type": "line_items",
"attributes": {
"quantity": 4
},
"relationships": {
"order": {
"data": {
"type": "orders",
"id": "QWERtyUpBa"
}
}
}
}
}'
Response

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

{
"data": {
"id": "xYZkjABcde",
"type": "line_items",
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde"
},
"attributes": {
"sku_code": "TSHIRTMM000000FFFFFFXLXX",
"quantity": 4,
"currency_code": "EUR",
"unit_amount_cents": 9900,
"unit_amount_float": 99.0,
"formatted_unit_amount": "€99,00",
"options_amount_cents": 990,
"options_amount_float": 9.9,
"formatted_options_amount": "€9,90",
"discount_cents": -900,
"discount_float": 9.0,
"formatted_discount": "€9,00",
"total_amount_cents": 18800,
"total_amount_float": 188.0,
"formatted_total_amount": "€188,00",
"tax_amount_cents": 1880,
"tax_amount_float": 18.8,
"formatted_tax_amount": "€18,80",
"name": "Black Men T-shirt with White Logo (XL)",
"image_url": "https://img.yourdomain.com/skus/xYZkjABcde.png",
"discount_breakdown": {
"41": {
"cents": -900,
"weight": 0.416
}
},
"tax_rate": 0.22,
"tax_breakdown": {
"id": "1234",
"city_amount": "0.0",
"state_amount": 6.6,
"city_tax_rate": 0.0,
"county_amount": 2.78,
"taxable_amount": 139.0,
"county_tax_rate": 0.02,
"tax_collectable": 10.08,
"special_tax_rate": 0.005,
"combined_tax_rate": 0.0725,
"city_taxable_amount": 0.0,
"state_sales_tax_rate": 0.0475,
"state_taxable_amount": 139.0,
"county_taxable_amount": 139.0,
"special_district_amount": 0.7,
"special_district_taxable_amount": 139.0
},
"item_type": "sku",
"created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"reference": "ANY-EXTERNAL-REFEFERNCE",
"reference_origin": "ANY-EXTERNAL-REFEFERNCE-ORIGIN",
"metadata": {
"foo": "bar"
}
},
"relationships": {
"order": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/order",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/order"
}
},
"item": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/item",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/item"
}
},
"line_item_options": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/line_item_options",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/line_item_options"
}
},
"shipment_line_items": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/shipment_line_items",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/shipment_line_items"
}
},
"stock_line_items": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/stock_line_items",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/stock_line_items"
}
},
"stock_transfers": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/relationships/stock_transfers",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/line_items/xYZkjABcde/stock_transfers"
}
}
},
"meta": {
"mode": "test"
}
}
}