Inventory Models

An inventory model defines a list of stock locations ordered by priority. The order determines how the availability of SKUs gets calculated within a market. If an order contains line items from two or more stock locations, the order is split into two or more shipments, one for each location.

The inventory model object

An inventory model object is returned as part of the response body of each successful create, list, retrieve or update API call. The following table contains the list of all its fields along with their type, description and example values.
Object fields:
name
string
The inventory model's internal name
Example:
EU Inventory Model
id
integer
Unique identifier for the resource.
Example:
1234
created_at
datetime
Time at which the resource was created.
Example:
2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z
updated_at
datetime
Time at which the resource was last updated.
Example:
2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z
reference
string
A string that you can use to add your own identifier to the resource. This can be useful for intergrating the resource to an external system, like an ERP, a marketing tool or a CRM.
Example:
ANYREFEFERNCE
metadata
object
Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to the resource. This can be useful for storing additional information about the resource in a structured format.
Example:
{"foo":"bar"}
relationship (1:N)
The resources that assign a priority to each inventory model's stock location.

Create an inventory model

To create a new inventory model, send a POST request to the /api/inventory_models endpoint, passing the resource arguments in the request body. The following table contains the list of all the possible arguments, along with their type, description and examples values. All the arguments marked as required must be present in the request.
Arguments:
name
required
The inventory model's internal name
Example:
EU Inventory Model
reference
optional
A string that you can use to add your own identifier to the resource. This can be useful for intergrating the resource to an external system, like an ERP, a marketing tool or a CRM.
Example:
ANYREFEFERNCE
metadata
optional
Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to the resource. This can be useful for storing additional information about the resource in a structured format.
Example:
#
Example request:
POST /api/inventory_models HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json
Accept: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": {
    "type": "inventory_models",
    "attributes": {
      "name": "EU Inventory Model"
    }
  }
}
Example response: 201 Created
HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": {
    "id": "1234",
    "type": "inventory_models",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234"
    },
    "attributes": {
      "name": "EU Inventory Model",
      "id": "1234",
      "created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
      "metadata": {
        "foo": "bar"
      }
    },
    "relationships": {
      "stock_levels": {
        "links": {
          "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/relationships/stock_levels",
          "related": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/stock_levels"
        }
      }
    },
    "meta": {
      "mode": "test"
    }
  }
}

List all inventory models

To fetch a collection of inventory models, send a GET request to the /api/inventory_models endpoint.

Example request:
GET /api/inventory_models HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/vnd.api+json
Example response: 200 OK
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "1234",
      "type": "inventory_models",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234"
      },
      "attributes": {
        "name": "EU Inventory Model",
        "id": "1234",
        "created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
        "updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
        "reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
        "metadata": {
          "foo": "bar"
        }
      },
      "relationships": {
        "stock_levels": {
          "links": {
            "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/relationships/stock_levels",
            "related": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/stock_levels"
          }
        }
      },
      "meta": {
        "mode": "test"
      }
    },
    {
      "other": "... 24 inventory_models (first page)"
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "record_count": 125,
    "page_count": 5
  },
  "links": {
    "first": "/api/inventory_models?page[number]=1&page[size]=25",
    "prev": "/api/inventory_models?page[number]=2&page[size]=25",
    "next": "/api/inventory_models?page[number]=4&page[size]=25",
    "last": "/api/inventory_models?page[number]=5&page[size]=25"
  }
}
Available filters
idreferenceidscreated_at_fromcreated_at_toupdated_at_fromupdated_at_to
Sortable attributes
nameidcreated_atupdated_atreference

Retrieve an inventory model

To fetch a single inventory model, send a GET request to the /api/inventory_models/{{id}} endpoint, where {{id}} is the id of the resource that you want to retrieve.
Example request:
GET /api/inventory_models/1234 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/vnd.api+json
Example response: 200 OK
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": {
    "id": "1234",
    "type": "inventory_models",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234"
    },
    "attributes": {
      "name": "EU Inventory Model",
      "id": "1234",
      "created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
      "metadata": {
        "foo": "bar"
      }
    },
    "relationships": {
      "stock_levels": {
        "links": {
          "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/relationships/stock_levels",
          "related": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/stock_levels"
        }
      }
    },
    "meta": {
      "mode": "test"
    }
  }
}

Update an inventory model

To update an existing inventory model, send a PATCH request to the /api/inventory_models/{{id}} endpoint, where {{id}} is the id of the resource that you want to update. The following table contains the list of all the possible arguments that you can pass with the request body, along with their type, description and examples values. Please note that all arguments are optional.
Arguments:
name
optional
The inventory model's internal name
Example:
EU Inventory Model
reference
optional
A string that you can use to add your own identifier to the resource. This can be useful for intergrating the resource to an external system, like an ERP, a marketing tool or a CRM.
Example:
ANYREFEFERNCE
metadata
optional
Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to the resource. This can be useful for storing additional information about the resource in a structured format.
Example:
#
Example request:
PATCH /api/inventory_models/1234 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json
Accept: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": {
    "type": "inventory_models",
    "id": 1234,
    "attributes": {
      "name": "EU Inventory Model"
    },
    "relationships": {
    }
  }
}
Example response: 200 OK
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json

{
  "data": {
    "id": "1234",
    "type": "inventory_models",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234"
    },
    "attributes": {
      "name": "EU Inventory Model",
      "id": "1234",
      "created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
      "reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
      "metadata": {
        "foo": "bar"
      }
    },
    "relationships": {
      "stock_levels": {
        "links": {
          "self": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/relationships/stock_levels",
          "related": "https://your-brand.commercelayer.io/api/inventory_models/1234/stock_levels"
        }
      }
    },
    "meta": {
      "mode": "test"
    }
  }
}

Delete an inventory model

To delete a inventory model, send a DELETE request to the /api/inventory_models/{{id}} endpoint, where {{id}} is the id of the resource that you want to delete.
Example request:
DELETE /api/inventory_models/1234 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/vnd.api+json
Example response: 204 No Content
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

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