Order processing with Inventory Management

Step 4. Link stocks and sources

This step links the sources we created in Step 2 with the stocks we created in Step 3.

Each stock can be assigned one or more sources. Magento uses these associations to calculate the virtual aggregated inventory per product.

You must reindex and flush cache after performing this step.

Assign the source

To link a source to a stock, you must specify the source_code, stock_id, and priority attributes. The priority value indicates where the source ranks in descending order. The Source Selection Algorithm uses this priority order when recommending order fulfillment. All added sources display in prioritized order in the Admin.

The POST V1/inventory/stock-source-links endpoint accepts an array of links, so we can link all the stocks and sources we created in the previous steps with a single call. The stock_id of “North America Stock” is 2, and the stock_id of “Europe Stock” is 3. The HQ source is assigned to both stocks.

In this example, we configure the Baltimore warehouse to be the primary source for North America orders. Austin and Reno are the second- and third-choice sources. In Europe, Berlin is preferred, followed by Frankfurt. HQ is the last choice for both stocks.

Endpoint

POST http://<host>/rest/all/V1/inventory/stock-source-links

Scope

all store views

Headers

Content-Type: application/json

Authorization: Bearer <admin_token>

Payload

{
   "links" : [
      {
         "source_code" : "baltimore_wh",
         "stock_id" : 2,
         "priority" : 1
      },
      {
        "source_code" : "austin_wh",
        "stock_id" : 2,
        "priority" : 2
      },
      {
        "source_code" : "reno_wh",
        "stock_id" : 2,
        "priority" : 3
      },
      {
        "source_code" : "hq",
        "stock_id" : 2,
        "priority" : 4
      },
      {
        "source_code" : "berlin_wh",
        "stock_id" : 3,
        "priority" : 1
      },
      {
         "source_code" : "frankfurt_wh",
         "stock_id" : 3,
         "priority" : 2
      },
      {
         "source_code" : "hq",
         "stock_id" : 3,
         "priority" : 3
      }
   ]
}

Response

Magento returns empty array. []

Reindex and flush cache

Required: After you have assigned a source to stock, use the following command to perform a full reindex and flush the cache. This is required!

bin/magento indexer:reindex && bin/magento cache:flush

Verify this step

In Admin, click Stores > Inventory > Stocks. Then click Edit to the right of North America Stock. The Assign Sources section contains the linked source. Repeat this step for Europe Stock.