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Support(or Equivalent) API for deprecated - getInventoryAlertsList

We have a requirement to look for the ONHAND inventory of a specific ShipNode. Since this data is already available in the yfs_inventory_alert_detail table, getInventoryAlertsList suffice our requirement (Note: getInventoryAlertsList API  has ShipNode in the input).

As per documentation, As of 9.4 getInventoryAlertsList has been replaced by getAvailabilityCache.

But getAvailabilityCache API does not provide exact equivalent functionality of the getInventoryAlertsList  API.


getAvailabilityCache API, accepts only 'ShipToAddress' in the input to determine the nearest nodes. It doesn't have any option to pass a Single ShipNode in the input similar to getInventoryAlertsList.

So if I want to just query the availability of an item at a specific node, based on last RTAM calculation, this API does not suffice.


Another suggested API is monitorItemAvailability  - but this API does the full RTAM availability calculation when used. So it is unnecessarily doing a calculation for a data which is already available in yfs_inventory_alert_detail  table - which is a performance over head to the system.


So we are looking for an exact equivalent API of the deprecated getInventoryAlertsList .


Ref: Case Number - TS003236550


  • Guest
  • Feb 18 2020
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

This will help us to get the exact functionalities of a deprecated API which is a regular use case to show availability picture to may external systems without a performance overload to the OMS

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