We want to update orders with shipment details from an external system. We have successfully done the basics, but need to be able to partially ship orders.
The API description appears to allow for this, http://www.magentocommerce.com/api/soap/sales/salesOrderShipment/sales_order_shipment.create.html and specfically:
Notes: The array of orderItemQty is used for partial shipment. To create shipment for all order items, you do not need to specify these attributes.
However the API appears to ignore this. It doesn't seem to matter if we populate it with all the items and 0 out the ones we don't want shipped or just exclude them entirely.
Has anyone else encountered this problem or had to create partial shipments via the API before?