Update order metafield
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The Update order metafield action adds a metafield to the order that triggers the workflow, or updates an existing metafield on that order.
The Update order metafield action contains the following fields.
|Metafield namespace||Required. A metafield namespace is a container for a group of metafields. Grouping metafields within a namespace prevents your metafields from conflicting with other metafields.|
|Key||Required. A key is an identifier for the metafield value.|
|Value||Required. The value is the information to be stored in the metafield. The value is always stored as a string, regardless of the metafield's type.|
|Type||The data type of the metafield's value.|
The Update order metafield action has a hidden field added to it by the trigger. This field, Order ID, identifies the order to add metafield to. The order ID is set by default and can't be changed.
The Update order metafield action can be used in workflows that start with the following triggers:
- Fulfillment created
- Fulfillment event created
- Order cancelled
- Order created
- Order fulfilled
- Order paid
- Order risk analyzed
- Order transaction created
- Refund created
- Tender transaction created
In this example workflow, an order metafield is added to all newly created orders.
To learn more, review the MetafieldInput input object.