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Get PDF files by Magento Webapi

Get PDF files by Magento Webapi

Magento 2 comes with a modern REST interface. One of the advantages of the REST interface is that it can handle multiple response types. A client can request data from the server with a list of acceptable response formats. Out of the box Magento 2 supports two types. It comes with JSON and XML support. You can test it with a simple call to your local store.

If you omit the accept header the server will return JSON as…

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Think outside the box (1/4): Magento 2 as API framework

Think outside the box (1/4): Magento 2 as API framework

As the title of this article may indicate, it’s the first article in a series of four. Each one of them will focus on one topic, that covers unusual approaches, that could be handled with Magento 2 – if you think outside the box. In this article, we will cover the web-API and how to use Magento 2 as a standalone API-framework. If the web-API is new to you, I recommend to read the development documentation of it first: Magento…

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Use Swagger to generate a full functional Magento API Client

Use Swagger to generate a full functional Magento API Client

Magento 2 comes with a nice swagger schema which describes the Webapi. The Magento guys were very clever to choose swagger. It not only comes with a schema, but moreover it is a complete interactive API client as well. A swagger schema is a JSON document to formalize the REST API. Formalized documents have the big advantage that you can process the data with a machine. One idea I had was to create a PHP API for the Magento 2 API. Fortunately the swagger…

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Array does not exist in webapi

Array does not exist in webapi

The Magento 2 webapi is very useful to publish entities to the world. One big advantages of the new webapi is the automatic generation of a swagger schema for RESTful API. If you prefer SOAP over REST you should also be happy to heat that Magento 2 will automatically generate all the WSDL stuff. Magento 2 analyses all the published classes/methods via PHP reflection. Any generated WSDL file contains a XSD with all the types used in the webservices. In…

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