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Auto-tag orders from recurring client IP addresses

by Isaac Bowen (team@usemechanic.com)

Use this task to regularly scan for repeat orders from a single IP address, by tagging any orders from an IP address that's placed more than a configurable threshold of orders in the last x days of order history.

Runs when a user triggers the task. Configuration includes days of order history to scan, threshold order count per ip address, order tag to apply, run every 10 minutes, run hourly, and run daily.

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Documentation

This task works via manual or scheduled scans of order history - it does not run immediately when orders are created. Instead, whenever it runs, it scans the last x days of order history, tagging orders that come from an IP address whose order count has met or exceeded your threshold.

Developer details

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Events
when a user triggers the task (mechanic/user/trigger)
Options
days of order history to scan (number), threshold order count per ip address (number, required), order tag to apply (required), run every 10 minutes (boolean), run hourly (boolean), run daily (boolean)
Script
{% assign orders_query = nil %}

{% if options.days_of_order_history_to_scan__number != blank %}
  {% assign days_s = 60 | times: 60 | times: 24 | times: options.days_of_order_history_to_scan__number %}
  {% assign beginning_date = "now" | date: "%s" | minus: days_s | date: "%FT%T%:z" %}
  {% assign orders_query = beginning_date | json | prepend: "processed_at:>=" %}
{% endif %}

{% log orders_query: orders_query %}

{% assign cursor = nil %}
{% assign orders_by_ip = hash %}

{% for n in (0..100) %}
  {% capture query %}
    query {
      orders(
        first: 250
        after: {{ cursor | json }}
        query: {{ orders_query | json }}
      ) {
        pageInfo {
          hasNextPage
        }
        edges {
          cursor
          node {
            id
            tags
            clientIp
          }
        }
      }
    }
  {% endcapture %}

  {% assign result = query | shopify %}

  {% if event.preview %}
    {% capture result_json %}
      {
        "data": {
          "orders": {
            "edges": [
              {% for n in (0..options.threshold_order_count_per_ip_address__number_required) %}
                {
                  "node": {
                    "id": "gid://shopify/Order/1234567890",
                    "tags": [],
                    "clientIp": "0.0.0.0"
                  }
                }
                {% unless forloop.last %},{% endunless %}
              {% endfor %}
            ]
          }
        }
      }
    {% endcapture %}

    {% assign result = result_json | parse_json %}
  {% endif %}

  {% for order_edge in result.data.orders.edges %}
    {% assign order = order_edge.node %}
    {% if order.clientIp == blank %}
      {% continue %}
    {% endif %}

    {% if orders_by_ip[order.clientIp] == nil %}
      {% assign orders_by_ip[order.clientIp] = array %}
    {% endif %}

    {% assign ip_count = orders_by_ip[order.clientIp].size %}

    {% assign orders_by_ip[order.clientIp][ip_count] = order %}
  {% endfor %}

  {% if result.data.orders.pageInfo.hasNextPage %}
    {% assign cursor = result.data.orders.edges.last.cursor %}
  {% else %}
    {% break %}
  {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

{% log orders_by_ip: orders_by_ip %}

{% assign order_ids_to_tag = array %}

{% for pair in orders_by_ip %}
  {% assign ip = pair[0] %}
  {% assign orders = pair[1] %}

  {% if orders.size >= options.threshold_order_count_per_ip_address__number_required %}
    {% for order in orders %}
      {% unless order.tags contains options.order_tag_to_apply__required %}
        {% assign order_ids_to_tag[order_ids_to_tag.size] = order.id %}
      {% endunless %}
    {% endfor %}
  {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

{% for id in order_ids_to_tag %}
  {% action "shopify" %}
    mutation {
      tagsAdd(
        id: {{ id | json }}
        tags: {{ options.order_tag_to_apply__required | json }}
      ) {
        node {
          ... on Order {
            name
            processedAt
            clientIp
            tags
          }
        }
        userErrors {
          field
          message
        }
      }
    }
  {% endaction %}

  {% if event.preview %}
    {% break %}
  {% endif %}
{% endfor %}
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Defaults
Days of order history to scan
3
Threshold order count per ip address
2