How to set price rules by a product variant id for a specific quantity (Shopify GraphQl API)

by Ilias Haddad

We're now in the second week of the #4WeeksOfShopifyDev challenge.

In the sixth article, As requested, I'll be talking about how to set price rules by a product variant id for a specific quantity using the Shopify GraphQl API

We'll build a discount (80% OFF) that will be applied automatically when the user has a specific product variant with a minimum quantity of 2 itemsLet do it!

I'll be using the Shopify Admin API explorer app

  • You need to install the Shopify Admin API app
  • Paste this code in GraphQl query
mutation discountAutomaticBasicCreate($automaticBasicDiscount: DiscountAutomaticBasicInput!) {
  discountAutomaticBasicCreate(automaticBasicDiscount: $automaticBasicDiscount) {
    automaticDiscountNode {
    userErrors {

In this code, we have this mutation function to creates a basic automatic discount and it's will return the id of the generated discount

  • Paste this JSON object in the query variables section
  "automaticBasicDiscount": {
    "title": "Ilias Challenge",
    "startsAt": "2020-12-07T11:26:29.519Z",
    "minimumRequirement": {
      "quantity": {
        "greaterThanOrEqualToQuantity": "2"
    "customerGets": {
      "value": {
        "percentage": 0.8
      "items": {
        "products": {
          "productVariantsToAdd": "gid://shopify/ProductVariant/YOUR-PRODUCT-VARIANT-ID"


Percentage accepts value between 0.00 - 1.00 80% - 0.80

Your Product Variant ID: you can get it when editing a product variant, you'll have in the URL

In this example:

Variant_ID= 32963135799380

You can also checkout this screen cast video of how I create the discount

  • #4WeeksOfShopifyDev
  • Shopify Dev
  • Shopify API
  • Shopify App Dev

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