This is a simple gem which wraps Magento XMLRPC calls with Ruby classes. This allows for you to integrate your Magento Shopping Cart into your Rails Application. This is not fully tested and some functionality is a WIP.
The full Magento Core Api is available at www.magentocommerce.com/support/magento_core_api
The current supported resources are:
Category Country Customer CustomerAddress CustomerGroups Inventory Invoice Order Product ProductImages ProductTypes Region Shipment
Edit config/config.yml and add your magento api username and api key to the file.
Get a single customer with an ID of 1
customer = Magento::Customer.find("1") # all attributes are available now as array indexes customer['firstname'] => "Tim" customer['lastname'] => "Matheson" # and so on
A patch needs to be applied to XMLRPC for this to work. Without the patch you will most likely get this error. “wrong/unknown XML-RPC type 'nil'”
Locate the xmlrpc gem on your system.
Edit the config.rb file, find it in your system, locate the gem directory.
Around line 23
change to this
ENABLE_NIL_PARSER = false
ENABLE_NIL_PARSER = true
This will prevent the parser from raising exceptions when nil nodes are returned.