Shopify webhook not working when product updated/deleted

Backdrop: Am building a shopify app using a test store provided by shopify. #Python #Django-

Problem: I have setup shopify webhooks for my test store using the python API for the topics "products/update" and "products/delete". But my endpoints are not called by shopify when I manually update or delete a product on my test store.

My detective work so far: I have checked the following:

  1. I have confirmed that the webhooks were successfully created using the API. I simply listed all the existing webhooks using the API for the store and mine are there.

  2. The address/URL I specified in the webhook for shopify to call in the event of a product update or delete is a public url, as in it is not on my localhost. (not 127.0.0.1:8000 etc.)

  3. My webhook endpoint is fine. When I manually call my endpoint in a test case, it does what it should.

  4. I contacted the shopify apps support guys, and I was asked to post this issue here.

Another minor issue is that I cannot find in the shopify API docs exactly what JSON/XML the webhook will POST to my URL in the event it should. So I do not know what that JSON will look like...

Any help would be appreciated!

Answers


I don't have the creds to comment apparently, so I'll put this in an "answer" - to use the term very loosely - instead. I ran into something similar with the Python API, but soon realized that I was doing it wrong. In my case, it was toggling the fulfillment status, which then fires off an email notifying customers of a download location for media.

What I was doing wrong was this: I was modifying the fulfillment attribute of the order object directly. Instead, the correct method was to fetch / create a fulfillment object, modify that, point the order attribute to this object, than save() it. This worked.

I don't know if this is your issue as there's no code posted, but I hope this helps.

--Matt


Thanks for the answers guys, but I found out that the issue was something else.

I forgot to make a CSRF exemption for the POST request URL that Shopify calls and also forgot to add a trailing slash '/' at the end of the URL I told the webhook to call.

I guess I would have caught these errors if I used something like postcatcher.in as suggested in the comments above. I din't bother doing that as it looked like too much of a hassle.


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