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Access product recipe functionality with Katana API

With this update, you’ll be able to easily create, update, pull, and delete recipes (BOMs) directly through the Katana API.

February 8, 2022
3 min read
Team Katana

Team Katana

Katana Team

For those of you with custom or highly customizable products, we have some good news. Through the Katana API you can now easily create workflows using our newly added functionality to the product recipes (BOMs) endpoint. Through the Katana API, you’re now able to:

  • Create product recipes
  • Update product recipes
  • Pull product recipe data
  • Delete product recipes

How is this update beneficial to you?

The newly added methods to the recipe endpoint allow you to make use of different workflows and integrations — ensuring product recipes are kept in sync with other systems — as well as being able to automate the product recipe creation for new products based on any internal rules or attributes you have.

Establishing product recipe automation via Katana API can be particularly useful if:

  • Your products are fast-changing and/or you often launch new products
  • You use external modeling/design platforms that can export recipes. Connecting to such platforms allows you to automatically import product recipes to Katana.
  • You have highly customizable products with no pre-generated variants available. Products can be created once a sales order is made which leads to the automatic generation of recipes based on custom attributes.

How can you take full advantage of Katana’s API capabilities?

Through Katana API you can already access data connected to sales orders, inventory, purchase orders, and product recipes — establishing an endless flow for integrations.

Depending on what you need, you can use an existing integration with SyncHub, Easy Insight, CartRover, Integromat, or others. If you wish to build your own custom flow, you can get assistance from our Katana integration partners, or if you’re more comfortable with coding, create it yourself with the help of our Developer Portal.

What is API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface, a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Katana API is open, meaning that developers outside of Katana can build into our software to make custom connections or integrations. This also enables you to set up custom workflows for yourself or to take advantage of Katana partner software solutions that have already been built.

Happy integrating,

The Katana team

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