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 aggregate child trade items (packs) on a parent container (SSCC) using the Manufacturer V2 API.


API Tool to Use


In this document, we provide examples by using the cURL command-line tool. You can use any API tool to perform the API requests, for example, Postman or Katalon Studio. 


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.


Before sending the request, make sure that:

  • You apply a product code that is registered in the Serialized Manufacturing application.
  • You commission the serials of the product code and they are in Pending commissioning approval status. For more information, see Commission Serials.

The parent container (SSCC) can be external but it must be unique and compliant with the GS1 standard.


Procedure


1. Use POST method and the following URL:


https://api.movilitas.cloud/v1/manufacturer/v2/api/aggregate/container


2. For the header, define the following:


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.


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


FieldRequired or Optional?TypeDescription
parentRequiredString
Parent container (SSCC)
child_trade_itemsRequired
Object[]The array of child item objects (packs) aggregated by the parent (SSCC). Each object contains the details of the child item.
       product_codeRequiredStringProduct code
       product_code_schemaRequiredStringProduct code schema. The application supports one value, "GTIN".
       serial_numberRequiredStringSerial number of the product.
       batchOptionalStringProduct batch
       expiry_dateOptionalStringExpiry date of the product. The date format is YYMMDD. For the last day of the month, '00' is accepted, for example 2022-December-31 can be written as 221200.


4. Send the request.



Sample cURL Request


curl -X POST \
  https://api.movilitas.cloud/v1/manufacturer/v2/api/aggregate/container \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'x-access-token: eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJrZXkiOiJzX2FqazQyS2RLQWhHciE3TUZtY1Q2UzhTQ3NDQ2hzc2RoTXRFUlNBIUNwUDhlZDkzU2htQ0hoaHIyTmg3Y0dBIiwiX2lkIjoiNWQyNzA4ZDc3NDQ1OTcxYjI5MmY4ZDI3IiwiaWF0IjoxNTY0MDU5ODc2LCJleHAiOjE1NjQxNDYyNzZ9.TBMv71CaxCNtE1opQMk0f1ncfbnZ0Cwnu7MWkTzkQqA' \
  -H 'x-channel-key: Ky1SpfEXmjj05fW3USBFD3pgoEi9AQ29Atsnj4Zy' \
  -d '{
    "parent": "000000000000000003",
    "child_trade_items": [
        {
            "product_code": "12345678909040",
            "product_code_schema": "GTIN",
            "serial_number": "06FAT3FLH45RWM5A5BSG",
            "batch": "BATCH002",
            "expiry_date": "221200"
        }
    ]
}'



Sample Response (Success 200) 


{
    "success": true,
    "message": "Aggregated on container"
}


5. Go to the Serialized Manufacturing application --> Commissioning tab, expand the product code, and check the aggregated item. The item is ready for commissioning.



Admin UI Example



Error Types and Resolution

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


Error TypeDescription
ProductErrorThe product does not exist. Register the product in the Serialized Manufacturing application --> Products tab in the Admin UI.
NoTokenErrorNo authentication token is provided. Ensure that you add the authentication token to the header of the request.
InvalidTokenErrorFailed 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.
ValidationErrorThe data or its format is not valid. Make sure you give the data in JSON format as described above.