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Suggested way for testing webhooks locally while url points to production api

I have pointed my Clover app's webhook url to my production API. Now, I am wondering about the best approach to testing updates to the webhooks locally. I don't see an option to set a dev/staging webhook url... so how do others handle this situation?

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I have a variable that is set to TRUE or FALSE that signals if I'm in production or dev server.


My live webhook checks for the variable and exits if the request is coming from my dev server. Then, I manually run my webhook from my dev server locally when I need to test. My dev server reads one order at a time, for example.


It's not pretty, but it's worked for me.

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Yeah, there doesn't appear to be a pretty way to handle it from what I've gathered so far. Ha! Thanks for sharing your solution.
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You're welcome. The one drawback is that I can't test a normal day-to-day scenario of the webhook being hammered by multiple locations.


I have a custom QR code discount solution. When I first tested it on dev, it worked great. I grabbed one of the store's extra terminal to test it "live". It quickly showed a huge bug. The constant barrage of webhook calls that was being done by all locations was making it so an order was being analyzed concurrently, multiple times per second.

This ended up creating multiple discounts for one order when a QR Code was present. I had to work some additional functionality in the code to handle that.

Fun stuff!

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