I'm currently working on a webapp that communicates with a magento 2 server. I tried to use the soap interface for the communication but it quickly turned out, that the soap api changed from Magento 1 to 2. One difference i stumbled across, is that when i create a new category for example, i have to add the attribute isActive to the request. In the past, i used is_active but by using it, i always got an error, saying "is_active" is missing. After changing is_active to isActive it worked. My problems with this are:

  1. I found out about the change by pure luck
  2. The error message from magento was absolutely misleading

In the magento 2 devdocs i only found a solid documentation for the rest-api with all possible requests and what to send in the request body. I guess the soap api uses similar request bodies, but now i can't be sure anymore and don't want to get lost while programming due to lack of documentation.

So does anybody know where i can find a truly solid soap api overview for magento 2? All i can find is: How to get an auth-token and an list of the services and functions, but no documentation of the needed request body etc.

  • Any reason why you are going for soap instead of rest API? Mar 20, 2018 at 17:11
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    Thank you! The previous system was working with magento 1.x and i would have liked it, if i could have reused as much code as possible. Because right now i am just porting old functionalities
    – Karkan
    Mar 20, 2018 at 21:56

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You can get get endpoint properties of a soap call by doing




In the above case you will get all of the list of elements. catalogCategoryRepositoryV1 is the a service name.

Have a look at this for more references. Alternatively you can use SoapUI for a better visual representation. You'll get something like this:

    <soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope" xmlns:gb="http://api-devmagento.endservices.info/gb/soap/gb?services=catalogCategoryRepositoryV1">
               <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
               <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
  • It didn't worked for me I am using SoapUi, and the Initial WSDL Url is not working there, given by you.
    – temper
    Oct 18, 2019 at 4:50
  • @Himani probably because it depends per site configuration. Your one will most likely be yoursite.com/soap?wsdl&services=catalogCategoryRepositoryV1 Oct 22, 2019 at 13:14

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