Updating Items Via the API Versus Inventory Import

gregaricangregarican Member Posts: 709 
edited August 2018 in Development
If we updated an existing item's attributes (e.g. - product tags, pricing, web store long description, etc.) via the API, will this automatically update the item's modified date? Apparently this modified date field would be a good criteria for syncing up particular items in our online product integration routine.

And similar question for using the Lightspeed Retail inventory import tool. If we push new values in through that, will that update the affected item's modified date?

4 comments

  • gregaricangregarican Member Posts: 709 
    Side comment. I tested the inventory import tool, and it did update the timeStamp (aka modified date) field for the updated item. So that's a good thing. How about updating a product via the API?
  • Michael CareyMichael Carey Administrator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 60 moderator
    Hi @gregarican,

    Any modifications to the Item via the API or the UI will update the timeStamp field to the current time. Also, changes to the inventory of the product, via a Sale, PO, etc., will also update the timeStamp field.

    Thanks,
    Michael Carey

    Product Manager
    Lightspeed HQ
  • gregaricangregarican Member Posts: 709 
    Great. Thanks for the info!
  • Michael CareyMichael Carey Administrator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 60 moderator
    You're welcome!
    Michael Carey

    Product Manager
    Lightspeed HQ
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