CreateBooking method

The client requests to create a booking. The partner backend makes a booking for the requested slot, and returns the slot upon success, or business logic error (e.g. if the slot has become unavailable, or if payment is invalid, etc.) upon failure.

Please note that business logic errors should be returned in the CreateBookingResponse.booking_failure field, rather than via a non-200 HTTP response code.



Return value


// Request to create a Booking for an inventory slot. Consumes the lease if
// provided.
message CreateBookingRequest {
  // The inventory slot that is being requested to make this booking.
  // If lease_ref is provided, slot must match the lease; slot is provided for
  // the partner to verify the lease information.
  // If lease_ref is absent, then create the booking for the slot. (required)
  Slot slot = 1;

  // Personal information of the user making the appointment (required)
  UserInformation user_information = 3;

  // Information about payments. When payment authorizations are handled by
  // Google, if the booking request does not succeed, payment authorizations are
  // automatically canceled. (optional)
  PaymentInformation payment_information = 4;

  // The parameters to be used if the payment is processed by the partner
  // (i.e. payment_information.payment_processed_by is equal to
  // PROCESSED_BY_PARTNER). (optional)
  PaymentProcessingParameters payment_processing_parameters = 5;

  // Idempotency token for CreateBooking requests. (required)
  // This uniquely identifies a booking request. Specifically:
  // - If a booking was already created for a CreateBooking request with this
  // idempotency token, that booking should be returned.
  // - If no booking has been created for a CreateBooking request with this
  // idempotency token, this should be considered to be a request for a new
  // booking, and **no previously-created booking may be returned**.
  // If a partner considers the requested booking to be a duplicate of a
  // previously-created booking, this request should fail with reason
  // BookingFailure.OVERLAPPING_RESERVATION. The partner is responsible for
  // determining whether this duplicates a previous booking, but for example the
  // partner may consider a booking request to be a duplicate if an existing
  // booking has the same party size, time, and email address.
  string idempotency_token = 6;

  // A string from the user which contains any special requests or additional
  // information that they would like to notify the merchant about. (optional)
  string additional_request = 7;

  // Partner provided offer id associated with this slot. (optional)
  // If the offer is no longer available, the booking should not be made, and in
  // response.booking_failure should be set to OFFER_UNAVAILABLE.
  string offer_id = 9;


// Response with the created Booking for an inventory slot.
message CreateBookingResponse {
  // The created booking (required)
  Booking booking = 1;

  // The updated user payment option used in this booking.
  // If a new payment option was purchased to pay for the booking, this should
  // be a newly created user payment option.
  // If an already purchased user payment option was used for this booking,
  // this should reflect an updated version of that user payment option.
  // (optional)
  UserPaymentOption user_payment_option = 2;

  // If creating a booking fails, this field should reflect the business logic
  // error (e.g., slot has become unavailable) and all other fields in the
  // CreateBookingResponse message are expected to be unset. (required if
  // failure occurs)
  BookingFailure booking_failure = 3;