Ongoing Warehouse Developer

Creating kit articles

Kit articles (also known as structure articles) are articles which are defined in terms of other articles. For instance, let's say you have two physical articles:

You might wish to have a kit article which consists of a football and a pump together. The API allows you to create both the basic articles (the football and the pump), as well as the kit.

In ProcessArticle there is a tag called ArticleStructureSpecification which is used when creating a kit article.

The ArticleStructureSpecification is a list of StructureArticleDefinition tags which represent the articles which make up the kit. For each article which the kit contains, you will need to specify two things:

Returning to the example of the football and a pump, in order to create a kit consisting of them both together, you would send in a ProcessOrder request for the kit along these lines:

  1. Specify ArticleName = "Football and pump" or something similar.
  2. The ArticleStructureSpecification list should have two elements of type StructureArticleDefinition. The first element would be defined like this:
    • NumberOfItems = 1.
    • SubArticleDefinition = the article definition of the football.
  3. And the second element would be defined like this:
    • NumberOfItems = 1.
    • SubArticleDefinition = the article definition of the football pump.