2021-07 release notes

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July 1, 2021 July 1, 2022

The 2021-07 release includes the Bulk Mutations API, a new API that provides improvements to pushing large amounts of data into Shopify. Also released as a part of 2021-07: Product Variant Bulk APIs, the Files API, expanded support for metafields on the Storefront API, and improvements to international pricing.

The 2021-07 release includes many of the features announced at Shopify Unite this year. For more information, refer to the All of the Announcements From Shopify Unite 2021 blog post.

What’s new in 2021-07

The following features were added in version 2021-07 of Shopify's APIs:

  • We've made updates to metafields that improve their utility for apps and merchants. Metafield storefront visibility is now supported on articles, blogs, collections, customers, orders, pages, and the shop resource.
  • The Bulk Mutation APIs remove the need to manage your client-side throttle, and allow apps to asynchronously run mutations to import large amounts of data into Shopify stores.
  • The Product Variant Bulk APIs include four new mutations that allow clients to explicitly specify variant behavior when they push data into Shopify, rather than the error-prone implicit model.
  • The Files APIs stagedUploadCreate mutation, which previously only supported staging product media, now allows you to stage other types of files for upload. These staged files can now also be included as a part of a fileCreate mutation, which uploads the files to Shopify and adds them to the Files page in the Shopify admin.
  • You can now use the Storefront API to query international prices for products and orders, and explicitly set the checkout context. This feature works in conjunction with priceLists, and allows you to surface international pricing in a contextually relevant way to buyers.