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SWS CreateAuction Method

Creates a rental auction so that rental items can be placed in auction, including date, time, auctioneer and auction status.


Name DataType Is Required
AuctionDateTime dateTime Required
Description The date and time the auction will take place. If no time is supplied, the default is 12:00am.
AuctioneerName String Required
Description The auctioneer’s name. Max string length of 100.
AuctionNotes String Optional
Description The free text note as to the rental item’s auction status. Max string length of 4000.
SiteID Long Required
Description The site’s ID number where the auction will take place. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
AuctionID Long
Description Returns the auction’s ID number. This is a system generated number.
Auction_Date dateTime
Description Returns the date and time when the auction will occur.
Auction_Time dateTime
Description Returns just the time when the auction will occur.
Created_By Long
Description Returns the Store user’s ID number that created the auction.
Notes String
Description Returns the auctions notes.
Site_ID Long
Description Returns the sites ID number where the auction is scheduled.
Status Integer
Description Returns the auction’s status.
Available values:

  • 1 – Scheduled
  • 2 – Completed
  • 3 – Cancelled
Updated_By Long
Description Returns the Store user’s ID number that last updated the field.


As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We’ll assume you’ve got a web reference, let’s name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project.  At this point we need to our objects.  We’ll need the standard service object, a CreateAuction request object and a CreateAuction response object.  We can define and create those like this:

// Create request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.CreateAuction_Request request = new SWS.CreateAuction_Request();
SWS.CreateAuction_Response response;

Here’s my sample code of the Request object.

// new auction request
request.SiteID = 123456;
request.AuctionDateTime = DateTime.Now.AddDays(7);
request.AuctioneerName = "Joe Auctioneer";
request.AuctionNotes = "This will be the only auction this month.";

Finally we can call the method and pass across the login object and the request object to create our auction. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
  response = service.CreateAuction(user_request, request);
catch (Exception ex)

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You’ll want to take a look at that message returned in that exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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