In the next version, I think the Magento team should...

Improve the Webservice / XML RPC API

Add missing functionality to the API

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      • kovinet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Current RESTfull API is very incomplete, there is no possibility to add configurable products (for example) or product attributes. Big problem is with product attributes with predefined values (dropdown), where now you can't add product trough API if certain attribute doesn't already exists - and also there is no way to add the attribute trough api.

      • Wicked commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Instead of XML-RPC, how about going down the path of REST protocol as webservice?

      • Bruno Alexandre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to have more methods, for example:

        - Get a list of Stores View, Stores, Websites
        - Manage Catalog Rules
        - Add/Create Full product Attributes
        - Manage Reviews & Ratings as well
        - Manage Newsletter & Subscribers

        Would love to have the API much more quicker as well.

      • LloydGrant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Actually making the documented XML-RPC work would be a huge benefit. Some XML samples would also be a help. Try partially shipping or invoicing something and you will see what I mean.

      • Vinai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Making it easier to extend the api v2 (e.g. removing the need to build the wsdl.xml manually) would make it easier to integrate magento with java/.net applications.

      • Ross Kendall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think Varien have already expressed there commitment to extending and improving Magento APIs, and I agree that it is an essential component to fostering a vibrant developer community.

      • PHP (UK) Ltd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PHP (UK) have been working on our extended webservices component (Mammoth Webservices) for Magento for a number of months now.

        I gave a presentation about it at the Mage::Camp conference in London earlier this year.

        It adds and extends a number of webservices, including :
        - customer authentication
        - order creation
        - add/remove/update/clear cart
        - tags
        - ratings
        - reviews
        - wishlists

        Using Mammoth Webservices it is entirely possible to go through the entire process of choosing products, creating an order and paying for it completely via the API - without any need to interact with the Magento front-end at all.

        In addition to all of the above, we've also added REST and JSONRPC interfaces, as well as maintaining the existing SOAP and XML-RPC functionality.

        We expect Mammoth to be ready for commercial release in the next 2 - 3 weeks. It will be priced at $399.99 per Magento instance when it is released.

        You can download the beta version of Mammoth Webservices from our website at

        Lee Bolding | PHP UK
        Programme Manager, eeCommerce

      • Alexander McWilliam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The API is rediculously slow and incomplete. For example it is not possible to remotely place a product in a person's basket.

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