WooCommerce Rest API PHP Example – Error creating Order

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email

How to create an Order using Woo Commerce Rest API

Take a look at this short snippet for WooCommerce Rest API example

On WooCommerce documentation for creating an Order you will see this PHP example

<?php
$data = [
    'payment_method' => 'bacs',
    'payment_method_title' => 'Direct Bank Transfer',
    'set_paid' => true,
    'billing' => [
        'first_name' => 'John',
        'last_name' => 'Doe',
        'address_1' => '969 Market',
        'address_2' => '',
        'city' => 'San Francisco',
        'state' => 'CA',
        'postcode' => '94103',
        'country' => 'US',
        'email' => 'john.doe@example.com',
        'phone' => '(555) 555-5555'
    ],
    'shipping' => [
        'first_name' => 'John',
        'last_name' => 'Doe',
        'address_1' => '969 Market',
        'address_2' => '',
        'city' => 'San Francisco',
        'state' => 'CA',
        'postcode' => '94103',
        'country' => 'US'
    ],
    'line_items' => [
        [
            'product_id' => 93,
            'quantity' => 2
        ],
        [
            'product_id' => 22,
            'variation_id' => 23,
            'quantity' => 1
        ]
    ],
    'shipping_lines' => [
        [
            'method_id' => 'flat_rate',
            'method_title' => 'Flat Rate',
            'total' => 10
        ]
    ]
];

print_r($woocommerce->post('orders', $data));
?>

 

If you simply run the above example, you will come across an error similar to below

string(64) “Error: Invalid parameter(s): shipping_lines [rest_invalid_param]” object(Automattic\WooCommerce\HttpClient\Request)#5 (5) { [“url”:”Automattic\WooCommerce\HttpClient\Request”:private]=> string(295) “

This simply indicates that the example posted in the woocommerce documentation has a slight error.

If you take a look at the API details

The total for shipping line is of ‘String’ type and in the example it is supplied as a number value.

We simply surround the value with quotes to indicate a string value. This solves the issue.

Custom Reports and Dashboards

We will build you a set of custom reports and dashboards
Best Offer

The Core Tools

Create dashboard for any Database

Data Visualizer and Dashboard Application
SALE
This is the best dashboard software for its price. One good thing we did was to hire their consulting services to build few dashboard prototypes and provide some quick dashboard training.
- Terry Seal, IL
We evaluated Xcelsius and Qlikview and the cost for organization to implement dashboards was quoted over 10,000 USD. For fraction of the above quoted price, we were able to buy the licenses for the web based dashboard software and get some free training. This is truly a dashboard software for small businesses like us.
IT Manager of a Trucking company, OH