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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide by Jamie Huskisson

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Chapter 9. Magento's Core API

In this chapter, we'll be covering one of the most documented features of Magento by Varien. Bundled with any default installation of Magento comes a web services API that allows interaction of third party applications and scripts, with several sets of core data. We can use either SOAP or XML RPC protocols to execute Core API calls for interaction with those available in the system.

In this chapter, we will go through the following:

  • What the Core API actually does
  • What it can be used for
  • What APIs we have available to us
  • Setting up API access for our scripts
  • What methods of using the API we have available to us
  • The methods and functions the Core API has available
  • Common errors in the API
  • A sample implementation of the customer ...

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