I'm working on native mobile application and want to display product after customer selected a category. I am able to get list of the product by category in rest request but that list don't have much details about the product.

Request : http://localhost/magento2/index.php/rest/V1/categories/24/products        

(24 is category ID)

Response : [{"sku":"WH01","position":1,"category_id":"24"},...]

Earlier in Magento 1.9 product list was something like

2: {
entity_id: "2"
type_id: "simple"
sku: "Levis Bagpack"
description: "Bagpack"
short_description: "Bagpack"
meta_keyword: null
name: "Levis Bagpack"
meta_title: null
meta_description: null
regular_price_with_tax: 45
regular_price_without_tax: 45
final_price_with_tax: 45
final_price_without_tax: 45
is_saleable: true
image_url: ""

What should I do to get more info about product so I can show image and other things in mobile app ?

  • how to invoke SOAP API (example: Customer API)? Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:37

4 Answers 4


Maybe you can try the GET /V1/products/:sku REST API to get all the details (https://github.com/magento/magento2/blob/develop/app/code/Magento/Catalog/etc/webapi.xml#l36)

The returned value will be representation of \Magento\Catalog\Api\Data\ProductInterface (including the additional attributes) https://github.com/magento/magento2/blob/develop/app/code/Magento/Catalog/Api/Data/ProductInterface.php

Check \Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface::get which services the GET /V1/products/:sku REST API.

You can make multiple requests for all product SKUs.


You can use the search API to fetch the entire list in a single request based on your criteria:

ex: http://localhost/magento2/index.php/rest/V1/products?searchCriteria[filter_groups][0][filters][0][field]=sku&searchCriteria[filter_groups][0][filters][0][value]=simple&searchCriteria[filter_groups][0][filters][1][field]=sku&searchCriteria[filter_groups][0][filters][1][value]=Simple2&searchCriteria[filter_groups][0][filters][0][condition_type]=eq&searchCriteria[current_page]=1&searchCriteria[page_size]=2

In this case products with SKUs - simple and Simple2 are being searched.


In addition (not as replacement) to the other answers, if after that you still are missing a piece of information, you can fill gaps by writing your own API functions: https://alankent.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/creating-a-new-rest-web-service-in-magento-2/

  • how to invoke SOAP API (example: Customer API)? Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:39

$apiUser = 'testUser'; 
$apiPass = 'admin123';
$apiUrl = BASEURL.'index.php/rest/V1/integration/admin/token';
    Magento 2 REST API Authentication
$data = array("username" => $apiUser, "password" => $apiPass);                                                                    
$data_string = json_encode($data);                       
    $ch = curl_init($apiUrl); 
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "POST");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data_string);                                                                  
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);                                                                      
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(                                                                          
        'Content-Type: application/json',                                                                                
        'Content-Length: ' . strlen($data_string))                                                                       
    $token = curl_exec($ch);
    $token = json_decode($token);
        echo $token->message;
        $key = $token;
}catch(Exception $e){
    echo 'Error: '.$e->getMessage();

    Get Product By SKU REST API Magento 2
    Use above key into header
$headers = array("Authorization: Bearer $key"); 
//$requestUrl = BASEURL.'index.php/rest/V1/products/24-MB01';//24-MB01 is the sku.
//$requestUrl = BASEURL.'index.php/rest/V1/products?searchCriteria[page_size]=10';// get total 10 products
//$requestUrl = BASEURL.'index.php/rest/V1/categories/24/products';// 24 category id
$requestUrl = BASEURL.'index.php/rest/V1/products?searchCriteria=';//get all products

$ch = curl_init();
    $ch = curl_init($requestUrl); 
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers); 
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);   

    $result = curl_exec($ch);
    $result = json_decode($result);

        echo $result->message;
}catch(Exception $e){
    echo 'Error: '.$e->getMessage();

Similarly you can change $requestUrl and filter product list by category id and get product detail.

Please confirm whether it solves your problem or not. Else I'll post another solution.


In addition to what @airboss said, we're working on our 'integration' style of APIs. That's an API call that has extensible attributes add to it ( Catalog, Sales ).

In a few weeks you should be able to do a GET /V1/products/:sku REST API call and get everything related to that product ( if you're authorized as a customer you won't see the inventory object ). For example if you call a sku that's a bundled product you'd get the simple product, an array of product options, an array of product links, media urls, and the inventory object*. Same thing when you use the search ( we'll be calling it filter instead soon ) API.


  • the V1/products API does not include category_id parameter? ANy workaround for that ?
    – devdoe
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 12:03

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