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Variant Transformation

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When publishing variants from an inventory feed to a channel, Onport makes it possible to configure some variant transformations (e.g. adding/remove tags) directly from Onport's app. However, it may be necessary to perform more advancd transformations such as content translation, description formatting and potentially any sort of manipulation of the product properties.

This can be carried out by instructing Onport to send the variant object to a remote endpoint, which would need to return the transformed variant.

The feature is accessible from Inventory -> Inventory Feeds -> Feed Name -> Settings -> Publishing.

From that page, it will be possible to enable the Use parse webhook endpoint flag and enter the endpoint URL.

Onport will send a PUT request to the endpoint with a payload corresponding to the Variant object. Further information about the Variant object is available via Onport's API Reference.

As a response, the endpoint can pass the original JSON object with changed values or just a subset of the original object.

In order to kickstart the Variant Transformation endpoint development, Onport offers a sample NodeJS script src/server.js available in the jetti.integrations GitHub repository.

The script exposes multiple HTTP endpoints among which there is a sample PUT /transform.json as seen in the code snippet below:

// Transforms an inventory feed item for publishing
app.put('/transform.json', (req, res) => {
logger.info('Received inventory feed variant', req.body);
const transformed = {
productType: 'top',
images: ['https://transform.com?url=https://images.com/short.png'],
tags: ['custom_blue', 'custom_large', 'custom_t-shirt'],
options: [{
name: 'Color',
value: 'Blue',
position: 1,
}, {
name: 'Size',
value: 'Lg',
position: 2,
}],
};
logger.info('Returning transformed data', { transformed });
return res.json({ transformed });
});

In this particular example, a subset of the original Variant object is returned.

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