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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 18, 2019

findInventory API does not allow to bypass inventory of shipnode passed in the input in case inventory transfer to be peformed forcefully

Hi,

Now a days, we are getting requirements to implement scenarios to transfer the inventory from one node to the ship or pickup node though there is a inventory available in ship node. These are the route to store scenarios for most of the clients. It is implemented for some specific set of items or even for all the items for some clients.

Also client wants follow this api call sequence from ecommerce sites,

1. Do the availability check with above consideration. Output should suggest to transfer the inventory.

2. Reserve the inventory with output of above check.

3. Create order with reservation.

Currently, create order does have option to pass IsFirmPredefinedNode attribute to bypass node stamped in order. Also there is a mechanism to send OrderLineSourcingCntrl  element to control this. However such a feature is not available for findInventory api.

We need such a control in findInventory api.

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

As a retail client, they want to do inventory availability check with suggested option as a transfer the inventory though there is a inventory available in ship node. Output of the same will be used to reserve the supply for upcoming demand.

  • Guest
    Jan 28, 2022

    Hello Bharat.

    To consider this further, we need couple of clarifications for the below open questions.

    1. Is the shipnode location to which the inventory will be transferred is known before createOrder ?

    2. Is customer passing shipnode and procurefromnode in findInventory ?

    3. Are you expecting to reserve inventory on the procurefromnode and use this reservation to createOrder ?

    4. Can we get a sample scenario with apis they expect to call and inventory picture at each participating shipnode during the complete end to end flow ?


    w.r.t to the comment:

    "Currently, create order does have option to pass IsFirmPredefinedNode attribute to bypass node stamped in order. Also there is a mechanism to send OrderLineSourcingCntrl element to control this. However such a feature is not available for findInventory api."

    Basically these options are exposed in createOrder since the shipnode information are store at the order lines and cannot be changed on the fly. But findinventory being a getter api the shipnodes passed in the api input can be modified [or left blank] as per their requirement. Thus these attributes w.r.t createOrder are not actually required in findInventory.

  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2020

    Thanks for this update Manjunath...

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2020

    This idea is currently under consideration. We will update the idea with more information as we make progress.