Catalog object blank in Orders API

I notice few orders from Orders API where there is no catalog object within the line items. Is there a reason why it’s not available for certain items? The reason being, I’m using catalog object to get to category description and having blank catalog object on the line items makes this impossible.

If there’s no catalog object within the line item that item would be an ad hoc item. Orders created with Square can have either created from catalog objects or sellers can add ad hoc items that aren’t in the catalog. :slightly_smiling_face:

understood, is there a way to get the category for such items are are they uncategorized?

Items that are uncategorized won’t have a category. They’ll be uncategorized with the catalog. :slightly_smiling_face:

thanks for the confirmation