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Retrieve a resource

Now that we have retrieved a list of resources let’s see how to access the details of one resource in particular. In the XML list you can see that each individual resource as a unique ID that you can use to get its details:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<prestashop xmlns:xlink="">
        <customer id="1" xlink:href=""/>
        <customer id="2" xlink:href=""/>

We are going to use the same get() method but provide an additional id parameter

Key Value
resource customers
id resource_id (int)

Using PrestaShopWebservice::get

try {
    // creating webservice access
    $webService = new PrestaShopWebservice('', 'ZR92FNY5UFRERNI3O9Z5QDHWKTP3YIIT', false);
    // call to retrieve customer with ID 2
    $xml = $webService->get([
        'resource' => 'customers',
        'id' => 2, // Here we use hard coded value but of course you could get this ID from a request parameter or anywhere else
} catch (PrestaShopWebserviceException $ex) {
    // Shows a message related to the error
    echo 'Other error: <br />' . $ex->getMessage();

Returned data

You will receive the same xml as if you request in your browser:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<prestashop xmlns:xlink="">
        <id_default_group xlink:href=""><![CDATA[3]]></id_default_group>
        <id_lang xlink:href=""><![CDATA[1]]></id_lang>
        <newsletter_date_add><![CDATA[2013-12-13 08:19:15]]></newsletter_date_add>
        <last_passwd_gen><![CDATA[2020-04-09 13:31:19]]></last_passwd_gen>
        <email><![CDATA[[email protected]]]></email>
        <date_add><![CDATA[2020-04-09 19:31:19]]></date_add>
        <date_upd><![CDATA[2020-04-09 19:31:19]]></date_upd>
        <reset_password_validity><![CDATA[0000-00-00 00:00:00]]></reset_password_validity>
            <groups nodeType="group" api="groups">
                <group xlink:href="">

Access resource fields

You can now loop through this XML object to get each customer field value, or access specific fields individually

$customerFields = $xml->customer->children();
$firstName = $customerFields->firstname;
$lastName = $customerFields->lastname;
echo 'Details for '. $firstName . ' ' . $lastName . PHP_EOL . PHP_EOL;
foreach ($customerFields as $key => $value) {
    echo $key . ': ' . $value . PHP_EOL;