You can use the Manufacturer V2 API to integrate the shopfloor and the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with the Serialized Manufacturing application.


The Manufacturer V2 API uses the Representational State Transfer (REST) standard to interact with other systems.


The Manufacturer V2 API is an extension of the Serialized Manufacturing application of Movilitas.Cloud that enables you to send requests from external systems to the application.


The following figure provides an overview of all the requests that you can send by using the Manufacturer V2 API:




This article describes how to release a packaging order in Pending release status to a packaging line using the Manufacturer V2 API. When the request is successful, the order status changes to In progress.


API Tool to Use


In this document, we provide examples by using the cURL command-line tool. To send the API request, you can find a lot of user-friendly REST API tools on the Internet, for example, Postman.


Before You Begin


1. You must enable the Serialized Manufacturing application.

2. You must create an API key and secret. 

3. You must create a shopfloor channel with the Manufacturer V2 API source. You will need the channel key for your requests.

4. You must configure the Serialized Manufacturing application and the channels required to connect to external systems.

5. You must have the authentication token to send requests over API. Select one of the following ways:

  • Apply a dynamic token. Send an authentication request over the Authentication API. For more information about the Authentication API, open the Tenant Dashboard in Movilitas.Cloud, select API keys, and choose Authentication API Documentation. Also, see Authentication Request.
  • Apply a static token. Generate a static token for your previously created API key.


For more information, see Configuring the Movilitas.Cloud APIs.


Procedure


1. Use the PATCH method and the following URL:


https://api.movilitas.cloud/v1/manufacturer/v2/api/packaging_order/release_to_line


2. For the header, define the content type (JSON), the authentication token, and the channel key.


The token can be given in one of the following ways:

  • As x-access-token header.
  • As Authorization header by using the Bearer schema.


Header Option 1


KeyAction
Content-TypeApply JSON format for the content. Use the value application/json.
x-access-tokenProvide the authentication token.
x-channel-keyProvide the channel key of your Manufacturer V2 API channel.


Header Option 2


KeyAction
Content-TypeApply JSON format for the content. Use the value application/json.
AuthorizationProvide the authentication token as Bearer <token>.
x-channel-keyProvide the channel key of your Manufacturer V2 API channel.


3. In the body of the request, define the parameters and their values based on the table below.


FieldRequired or Optional?TypeDescription
order_idRequiredStringOrder ID


4. Send the request.


The application releases the order to the packaging line and moves its status to In progress. For more information, go to the Serialized Manufacturing application --> Packaging --> Packaging orders tab, select the order, and check the Update packaging order panel --> Packaging order history tab.



Sample cURL Request


curl -X PATCH \
  https://api.movilitas.cloud/v1/manufacturer/v2/api/packaging_order/release_to_line \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'x-access-token: eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJrZXkiOiJzX2FqazQyS2RLQWhHciE3TUZtY1Q2UzhTQ3NDQ2hzc2RoTXRFUlNBIUNwUDhlZDkzU2htQ0hoaHIyTmg3Y0dBIiwiX2lkIjoiNWQyNzA4ZDc3NDQ1OTcxYjI5MmY4ZDI3IiwiaWF0IjoxNTY0MDU5ODc2LCJleHAiOjE1NjQxNDYyNzZ9.TBMv71CaxCNtE1opQMk0f1ncfbnZ0Cwnu7MWkTzkQqA' \
  -H 'x-channel-key: Ky1SpfEXmjj05fW3USBFD3pgoEi9AQ29Atsnj4Zy' \
  -d '{
    "order_id": "Order143"
}'



Sample Response (Success 200) 


Note: In our example, 11 serial numbers are assigned to the order when releasing it to the packaging line. 10 serial numbers were set as quantity, and 10% as an extra percentage, meaning that 11 serial numbers go to production.


{
    "success": true,
    "message": "Packaging order released",
    "data": [
        "4YSr5oYFKHwP",
        "bfFWAkNskIGR",
        "ETf8EogkSTtG",
        "BrKTwt7I2z0B",
        "ZE7AvUzb6fra",
        "iPoDDim08FwD",
        "NaneKmnCbXnu",
        "3KSjlUHLmLfs",
        "VEkGqLjda5iy",
        "2TIGJ9lgHAcg",
        "oPJvpdZwmget"
    ]
}



Admin UI Example




Error Types and Resolution


This section lists some of the most general error types when sending the request.


Error Message or Error TypeError CodeDescription
No token providedERR0001No authentication token is provided. Ensure that you add the authentication token to the header of the request.
Failed to authenticate tokenERR0000Failed to authenticate the provided token. Double-check if your token has expired or has been revoked. Obtain a valid token by generating a static one or by getting a dynamic one through Authentication API.
Channel ID is missing or it needs to be in correct format-The channel key of your Manufacturer V2 API channel is not specified in the request. To get the channel key, go to Tenant Dashboard --> Channels in the Admin UI, open your Manufacturer V2 API channel, and find the channel key on the top of the Edit shopfloor channel panel.
Request body could not be parsed-The syntax of the request body is not correct, for example, a comma is missing at the end of a field. Make sure that the request body is defined in the correct way and that you use JSON format.
Validation error-The given data is invalid. It does not follow the required data type or pattern. The response includes details about the specific issue. Follow the explanation in the response and correct your data.
Packaging order not found-The packaging order does not exist in the application with the given order ID. Make sure that the order exists and that you give the correct ID.
Packaging order <order_id> is in status: Open | In progress | Suspended | Done-The packaging order is in the status returned by the system and cannot be released. The packaging order must be in Pending release status by assigning serials to the packaging order.