Get collection data

In workflows that use collection data, you can use the Get collection data action to retrieve collection information from your store. You can use this action in any workflow, including the Scheduled time trigger. In a workflow that uses the Scheduled time trigger, the workflow starts at a time that you've specified, rather than as a result of an event. Because there is no specific event in your store or from an app that starts the workflow, there is no data automatically included.


The Get collection data action contains the following fields.

Fields used in the Get collection data action.
Sort data byRequired. The parameters by which the data returned by the search query is sorted.
Maximum number of collectionsRequired. The maximum amount of collections that can be returned by the search query that you select.
Select a query to filter dataRequired. The search query that obtains the data to be used in the workflow. Select Advanced to create your own collections query by using Shopify's API search syntax.
Edit queryThe search query that's used to select collections. This query can be edited to customize the results.

Returned data

The Get collection data action itself doesn't take any direct action in your store. Instead, it extracts data from your store based on your query, and makes this data available for use in subsequent steps in your workflow.

When you add a Get collection data action to a workflow, steps that follow this action have a Get collection data variable available in the variable picker. To use the data extracted by your query in following conditions or actions, select Get collection data in the Returned data section of the configuration panel. For custom created variables, use the getCollectionData object.


The Get collection data action can be used in any workflow.


Example of a workflow that sends an internal email if there are any collections with the title New.

In this example workflow, an internal email is sent if there are any collections with the title New.

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