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Application configuration is an integral activity prior to the process of integration. If your chosen application is Prestashop, credentials need to be provided for validating the agent. Here you will find the detailed description on how to configure the agents for the application Prestashop, Troubleshooting issues, the attributes and its action.

Prestashop is a REST (CRUD type) application which supports the Webservices authentication. The adapter of the application Prestashop provides the leverage to communicate and adapt with the AEC Portal. This section provides you the detailed process of validating the credential of the application Prestashop.

Pre-requisites for Prestashop Configuration

  1. Create an account in Prestashop and Login into it.
  2. Username and Password to access the application.
  3. Click here to know the APIs of the application.

On-Premise Agent Configuration

Installation of On-Premise Agent

You need to install the agent on your local server. To Know about On-Premise Agent Configuration, Click here.

Configure the Prestashop Application in the Agent

  1. Create and Deploy ProcessFlows in the cloud portal.
  2. Open the agent and click the checkbox in Settings Panel.
  3. Move into the App Configurational Panel of the agent and configure the details of the respective application.

Steps to Configure Prestashop Credential in OP Agent

  1. In the App Configuration panel of the agent, click on the + button, beside the app Prestashop.
  2. On clicking the + button, the credential panel opens for the application Prestashop.
  3. Prestashop users can fetch the webservice key from Prestashop portal only.
    Navigate to Advanced Parameters > Webservice > Key. For more details related to webservice, click here.
    Note : Web Id Prefix is an optional field. However, user can provide the detail as per the requirements.
  4. Web Id Prefix is generally used when the Prestashop is having multiple Store in the same installation. The prefix of the respective store is provided in the Web Id Prefix to segregate the data coming from multiple stores.
  5. After providing the credentials, click on Validate button followed by SAVE.

Following the above process, the Prestashop application can be configured in the OP agent.

Cloud Agent Configuration

Configuring the Prestashop Application in Cloud Agent

  1. Login to APPSeCONNECT portal with valid credentials.

  2. Navigate to Manage > App. Expand the Prestashop application and click on Credential.

  3. Expand the REST node, click on Add New Credential.

  4. Provide the necessary information Credential Name, Base Url, Web Service User ID, WebService Account Key, Web Id Prefix and Inline Authentication.

  5. Click on Save and a toaster message will be displayed confirming the same.


ISSUE 1 : Cannot POST data, Source application returned False

Cannot POST data, Source application returned False even if Data is present in the Source Application (Prestashop).

Some of the basic troubleshooting issue happens due to improper validations. In this case, check for the proper validations of the credential for the source application adapter. Also, try deleting the Temp and Cache files from the portal and the system, and try validating the adapter again. Once validated, re-deploy and execute the processflow for its successful execution.

Attributes and Actions

While defining a connection to an API in Prestashop, you require clear understanding about the data requirements and endpoint configurations. You can refer to this document to find all the endpoint details of your Prestashop installation. To define the endpoint in APPSeCONNECT, you need to define Schemas and Actions. Actions are specifically targeted for an endpoint while schema is the data needed to execute the API. Here is the list of some of the pre-packaged API actions defined for you which you can easily plug and play while doing your integration.

Prestashop has a generic API Document and Authentication following the CRUD type REST API protocols.

Endpoint Action Action Type Schema UI Help API Help
customers customers GET Customer Fetching customers from Prestashop and posting it into Destination Application customer
addresses addresses GET address Fetching customer address from Prestashop and posting it into Destination Application alladdresses
orders orders GET Order Fetching orders from Prestashop and posting it into Destination Application orderhistrory
order_invoices order_invoices GET order_invoices Fetching invoices from Prestashop and posting it into destination application order_invoices
POST customers POST customers POST customer Posting customers from Source Application to Prestashop customer
POST products POST products POST product Posting products from Source Application to Prestashop products

Action Filter implementation

Data is fetched from source application using APIs, and as you are aware of, API provides filters which will allow you to specify a subset of data from the whole bunch of data created in the server, the same can be specified through Actions and Action filters. The Action generally defines the endpoint of the application which is being fetched, while the filters define the search criteria of the data. You can add these parameters in the action filter to define the search criteria.

  • The display parameter can be used to return all fields when used with the full value. You need to put the display parameter in the key field and full in the value field of the action filter as display=full. This will return all the fields of an endpoint that have been requested by you.

  • display parameter enables you to specify selected fields as per your requirement. Mention a list of field names in brackets as : display=[id,lastname,firstname,phone_mobile]. You need to mention the display parameter in the key field and id,lastname,firstname or any other field name in the value field of the action filter.

  • The filter parameter controls which items to be returned. You need to specify the field name in [].

    • The EQUAL operator is used when you need to get specific items. For example, if you want the addresses for customer #1, you can filter your GET request with the filter parameter as filter[id_customer]=1 where id_customer is a field of the addresses endpoint. This will fetch the addresses of those customers who have 1 as their id_customer. Similarly, you can use any other field and its corresponding value.

    • The LIKE operator is used when you need to search for items. For example, if you want the addresses with cities starting with SAINT, use the filter as filter[city]=[saint]% where city is a field of the addresses endpoint. This will return the addresses of those customers who have their city starting with saint.

    • The OR operator is used when you need to get items matching several criteria. Use the filter as filter[city]=[paris|lyon] where city is a field of the addresses endpoint. This filtering condition will provide you with those addresses where the city belongs to paris or lyon.

    • You can also use filter in combination with the display parameter. Let say you want to get the mobile phone numbers of customers #1, #7 and #42. You need to use the filtering condition as filter[id_customer]=[1|7|42] and display=[phone_mobile]. Write the conditions seperately as key-vaule pair in the action filter and join them using && operator.

    • If you need to filter the entries in the input packet according to their date, then you should always specify date=1 parameter to allow date filtering.

Let us consider the API structure of customer schema in Prestashop application. If you need to fetch a group of customers from the application, you can specify the condition in the action filter by taking any field from the xml structure of the respective APIs. For instance, to fetch customer with id as 1 use filter[id_customer] in the key field and 1 in the value field. To display specific fields from customer schema, such as firstname, lastname and email, use display in the key field and firstname,lastname,email in the value field.

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  • You can retrieve Customers from Prestashop by creating a variable at processflow level prestashop_1

and using it in the action filter. prestashop_2

  • Fetch the updated customer information from Prestashop using a variable at processflow level prestashop_3

and using it in the action filter. prestashop_4

Click here to know the usage of filters other than the mentioned above.