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Few questions about Data-Exchange
 
ryazor
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Hello guys,
I am a developer and my company told me to learn the structure and the concept of Magento. I was told, because my company is specialized in developing complex eCommerce-solutions (mainly ERP-Data-Exchange via XML-Requests between eZ-publish and MS Navison/Dynamics or SAP).
Now my questions:

- is there a possibility to request the orderstatus from an external source, e.g. external PHP-File (maybe via SOAP or something)?
- if there is that possibility, is it even possible to modify orderstatus-data?

After a few hours of becoming acquainted with Magento and reading few topics in your forums, I found out, that there is a kind of API for miscellaneous opportunities, considering sales or products requests and modifications.

I already know, that the Magento-developers are emulous working on the stable final release of version 1.0 and finally writing a documentation also for the programming-interface. I am encouraged to get to know Magento more deeply, so my company may also offer solutions based on Magento in future.

Best regards,
Ryad

 
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JayBird
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Hope this isnt considered butting in, but… I have used crx-loaded in the past and remember a contribution that included an .xml file that was used to update quantity and price for some products I had…

That would be a nice feature, if that is similar to what you are asking...the magento store owner could customize the xml structure…

Anyway, I suppose my reply was no help to you at all, so I apologize, just made me think of what a great addition that would be....

Later

 
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ryazor
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Thanks for your answer.
But I cannot imagine, that I have the opportunity to change for example the quantity of a product by simply editing a XML-Tag, because Magento hold its data (e.g. inventory-qty) in its databasebackend.
Theoretically I could just connect to that database from my external source and editing the specified dataset, but that is not the professional way of solve such problems, because the whole program-environment and -cycle could be affected. Further more I need an independent way solving that problem, because I may add ERP-functionalities [*] in future.

I hope, maybe a Magentodeveloper could help me. A real information- and data-interchange-opportunity, e.g. based on SOAP-messages would be a great heap forward, as well for my occupation as for other developers.

( [*] for more information about that, pm me… )

Big thanks, looking forward to work with Magento and its future-features grin
Warm regards,
Ryad

 
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Bojan Hrnkas
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I second that! A SOAP interface, or API that would allow developers to write own RPC interface would be great!

I read also about some API, but couldn’t find the code anywhere (Is it allready a part of Magento distribution?).

Currently I am trying to write an XML-RPC Module for adding/updating products, that would be triggered by an event (similar to cron.php). If I make it, I will write a tutorial on that subject.

Bojan

 
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Dilip Prajapati
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Hi guys,

my company is working on ERP and specially web service, for that we use python. now we are mapping category and export product by using xmlrpc and it working.

so i hope u used xmrpc is the best solution for that. but i have quesion in my mind. why database created by datatype
like catalog_category_int like.

what the reason behind it.

because for getting a single record i want to joing all tables.

and as per your problem i think xmlrpc is the best solution.

 
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