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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
Optional
attributes.password
string
Optional
attributes.reference
string
Optional
attributes.reference_origin
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 -g -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": {
"password": "secret"
},
"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": "[email protected]",
"status": "prospect",
"has_password": false,
"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": {
"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"
}
},
"order_subscriptions": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/order_subscriptions",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/order_subscriptions"
}
},
"returns": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/returns",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/returns"
}
},
"sku_lists": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/sku_lists",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/sku_lists"
}
},
"attachments": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/attachments",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/attachments"
}
},
"events": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/events",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/events"
}
}
},
"meta": {
"mode": "test"
}
}
}