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Integrate OrderCloud with Sitecore JSS Next.js

November 28, 2021 • ☕️ 2 min read

In this blog post, I like to explain how easy it is to add some products from OrderCloud to a pre-rendered page in Sitecore JSS using Next.js

First, make a storefront

To be able to do this you need to create an OrderCloud marketplace and have some products. I created a free OrderCloud account and ran these commands to automatically create a marketplace filled with products and facets:

  • npm i @ordercloud/seeding -g
  • seed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ordercloud-api/ordercloud-seed/main/seeds/Simple-B2C.yml -u={username} -p={password

Next, log in to your marketplace and make a note of the Storefront App ID: Storefront App ID

Add this ID along with these OrderCloud variables to the .env file in the root of your JSS Next.js project:

NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_CLIENT_ID={AddYourStorefrontAppIdHere}
NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_SCOPE=Shopper,MeAddressAdmin
NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_BASE_API_URL=https://sandboxapi.ordercloud.io
NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS=false

Initialise OrderCloud in your app

In the _app.tsx add the following code to create a connection to Ordercloud using the Ordercloud Javascript SDK:

import { Configuration, Tokens, Auth } from "ordercloud-javascript-sdk";

(async function(){
    const clientId = process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_CLIENT_ID || "";
    const baseApiUrl = process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_BASE_API_URL;
    const scope = process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_OC_SCOPE?.split(",");
    
    Configuration.Set({
      clientID: clientId,
      baseApiUrl: baseApiUrl,
      cookieOptions: { prefix: "hds-nextjs", path: "/" },
    });
    
    const authResponse = await Auth.Anonymous(clientId, scope || ([""] as ApiRole[]));
    
    Tokens.SetAccessToken(authResponse.access_token);

})();

Now you have access to all the OrderCloud stuff throughout your application. If you only need OrderCloud on a specific set of routes, consider moving this logic somewhere else.

To display some products with an active facet pre-selected I have created a simple Sitecore component where the facet is set in the Sitecore admin. Component definition:

export default function (manifest: Manifest): void {
  manifest.addComponent({
    name: "ProductList",
    icon: SitecoreIcon.DocumentTag,
    fields: [{ name: "colorfacet", type: CommonFieldTypes.SingleLineText }],
  });
}

Get the products

In the actual component implementation, the products are fetched using the Me.ListProducts function. To inject the data into the component return the response in getStaticProps. Now the data is available within the component using useComponentProps.

See the code below for an example:

import {
  ListPageWithFacets,
  Me,
  RequiredDeep,
  BuyerProduct
} from "ordercloud-javascript-sdk";

const ProductList: React.FC<ProductListProps> = ({ rendering, fields }): JSX.Element => {
  const data = useComponentProps<RequiredDeep<ListPageWithFacets<BuyerProduct>>>(rendering.uid)
};

export const getStaticProps: GetStaticComponentProps = async (rendering) => {
  try {
    const response = await Me.ListProducts({
      filters: {
        "xp.Facets.Color": rendering.fields.colorfacet.value,
      },
    });

    return response;
  } catch (e) {
    console.error(e);
    return null;
  }
};

export default ProductList;

As a result, we now have products from our OrderCloud marketplace rendered on Next.js build-time. Fast and good for SEO!

OrderCloud products