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Set external order reference

Overview

Use this method to set an external reference for a partner order. This is helpful if you use unique identifiers in your own order management system and you want to mirror the IDs in the Avangate system.

Requirements

This method requires you to set a specific partner using setPartner.

Use this method before placeOrder.

Parameters

Parameter Type/Description
sessionID Required (String)
  Session identifier, which is the output of the Login method. An exception is thrown if the values are incorrect.
externalRef Required (String)
  The unique identifier of an order placed in the Avangate system mirroring the reference you're using to manage order data in your system.

Response

Parameter Type/Description
Response Boolean
  True or false

Request

<?php

require('PATH_TO_AUTH'); // Authentication example: https://knowledgecenter.avangate.com/Integration/Channel_Manager_API/SOAP/02Authentication
require('PATH_TO_setPartner'); // setPartner example: https://knowledgecenter.avangate.com/Integration/Channel_Manager_API/SOAP/06Reference/Partner/00Set_partner
require('PATH_TO_addProduct'); // addProduct example: https://knowledgecenter.avangate.com/Integration/Channel_Manager_API/SOAP/06Reference/08Place_an_order/00Add_product_to_cart

$externalRef = 'NEW_ORDER_REFERENCE';

try {
    $ExternalIdentifier= $client->setExternalRef ($sessionID, $externalRef);
} catch (SoapFault $e) {
    echo " ExternalIdentifierSet: " . $e->getMessage();
    exit;
}
var_dump ("ExternalIdentifierSet", $ExternalIdentifier);

Errors

Error Description

INVALID_SOURCE

The provided external reference is empty.