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Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2023

Enhancement to Reservation API

We would like to add following enhancement to reservation API to meet the business requirements

  1. Reservation additional attributes - During reservation create/update we want to pass additional attributes associated to reservation, persist it and publish them in the event message along with reservation details. These additional attributes are supporting information for the downstream systems.

  2. Echo referenceID: Reservations Create API has referenceID in the request but it is not returned in the response JSON. We would need information to keep the transaction stateless.

  3. Modify Reservation for increasing Qty: Patch Reservation is allowing us to reduce the Quantity but we want the option to increase the Quantity in a reservation.

  4. Reservation Update: We need the option to update reservation with ReferenceID + LineNo + ItemID combination, today reservation update is possible only using reservationID which limits the integration capability.

  5. Reservation against unplanned Inv: Create Reservation is possible only with planned Inventory but in our business we have scenarios to create reservations without planned Inventory. Can we have flag in the reservation calls to avoid an availability check and create the reservation.

  6. Passing ReservationID in the Request in Create: ReservationID is system generated attribute, can we have the option to override it by passing our own sequence of number.

  7. Extending Reservation expiry time on update reservation: When the reservation is updated the reservationExpiryTime stays as is when the reservation is created. Can we have it updated based on update timestamp.

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

These enhancements will help us to provide an efficient reservation interface for our business users.

  • Admin
    Sampson Wong
    Sep 21, 2023
    1. Please create a separate RFE as this is not planned in the reservation fix for this quarter.

    2. For 2 please double check the response, realizing the ID. What IBM will be providing is ability to customize reservationID. The API already generates a reservation ID. See payload
      "reservations": [
      "id": "5040f3e2-2af0-4f50-bcc4-d515b410b25b",
      "reservationTs": "2020-01-01T00:00:00Z",
      "expirationTs": "2016-11-01T17:00:00Z",
      "reservedQuantity": 3,
      "shipNode": "Matrix-Store-001",
      "componentItemId": "bundleX_component0"

    3. Accepted

    4. Accepted, using the custom reservationID the user can provide their own key as in ReferenceID + LineNo + ItemID

    5. Please log a separate RFE: Alternative solution provided to customer: Reservation are designed to prevent oversell scenario, Please consider using "DemandType=PLAN" to capture any excess reservations.

    6. Same as 4.

    7. Accepted