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(Classic ASP) QuickBooks - Read an Employee (with Error Response)

Demonstrates how to fetch the information for a specific Quickbooks employee, but tries to fetch an inactive employee. Shows the error response and how to parse it.

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' This example assumes the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
' See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

' This example also assumes an OAuth1 access token was previously fetched.
' and saved in a JSON file.  See the Chilkat online examples at example-code.com
' for Quickbooks OAuth1 examples (in the Quickbooks and OAuth1 categories)
' 

' First get our previously obtained access token.
set jsonToken = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/quickbooks.json")

set oauth1 = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.OAuth1")
oauth1.ConsumerKey = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_KEY"
oauth1.ConsumerSecret = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_SECRET"
oauth1.Token = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token")
oauth1.TokenSecret = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token_secret")

set rest = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.Rest")

' Connect using TLS.
' A single REST object, once connected, can be used for many Quickbooks REST API calls.
' The auto-reconnect indicates that if the already-established HTTPS connection is closed,
' then it will be automatically re-established as needed.
bAutoReconnect = 1
success = rest.Connect("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,1,bAutoReconnect)
If (success <> 1) Then
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( rest.LastErrorText) & "</pre>"
    Response.End
End If

success = rest.SetAuthOAuth1(oauth1,0)

' The company ID is the realmId
set sbPath = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.StringBuilder")
success = sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee/<employeeID>")
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"))
' Assume we already know that we want to read the employee whose Id = 98.
' We know this employee was made inactive, and we should get an error response.
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<employeeID>","98")

success = rest.AddHeader("Accept","application/json")
rest.AllowHeaderFolding = 0

responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET",sbPath.GetAsString())
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( rest.LastErrorText) & "</pre>"
    Response.End
End If

' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
' A sample JSON response is shown below.
set json = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = json.Load(responseBody)
json.EmitCompact = 0
Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( json.Emit()) & "</pre>"

' A 400 response is what we'd expect if trying to query an inactive employee...
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 400) Then
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Request Header: ") & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( rest.LastRequestHeader) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "----") & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Response StatusCode = " & rest.ResponseStatusCode) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Response StatusLine: " & rest.ResponseStatusText) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Response Header:") & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( rest.ResponseHeader) & "</pre>"
    Response.End
End If

' If we got here, the response status code was 400..
' Iterate over the errors..
numErrors = json.SizeOfArray("Fault.Error")
i = 0
Do While i < numErrors

    json.I = i
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Message: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Message")) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "Detail: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Detail")) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "code: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].code")) & "</pre>"
    Response.Write "<pre>" & Server.HTMLEncode( "----") & "</pre>"
    i = i + 1
Loop

' ------------------------------------------------------
' The JSON error response looks like this:

' {
'   "Fault": {
'     "Error": [
'       {
'         "Message": "Object Not Found",
'         "Detail": "Object Not Found : Something you're trying to use has been made inactive. Check the fields with accounts, customers, items, vendors or employees.",
'         "code": "610",
'         "element": ""
'       }
'     ],
'     "type": "ValidationFault"
'   },
'   "time": "2016-10-25T14:56:37.335-07:00"
' }
' 

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