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(Node.js) QuickBooks - Create an Employee

Demonstrates how to send an JSON request to create a QuickBooks employee

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

Chilkat npm packages for Node.js

Chilkat npm packages for Electron

on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and ARM

var os = require('os');
if (os.platform() == 'win32') {  
    if (os.arch() == 'ia32') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win-ia32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win64'); 
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'linux') {
    if (os.arch() == 'arm') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-arm');
    } else if (os.arch() == 'x86') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux64');
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'darwin') {
    var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-macosx');
}

function chilkatExample() {

    // 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.
    var jsonToken = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    var success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/quickbooks.json");

    var oauth1 = new chilkat.OAuth1();
    oauth1.ConsumerKey = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_KEY";
    oauth1.ConsumerSecret = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_SECRET";
    oauth1.Token = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token");
    oauth1.TokenSecret = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token_secret");

    var rest = new chilkat.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.
    var bAutoReconnect = true;
    success = rest.Connect("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,true,bAutoReconnect);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    rest.SetAuthOAuth1(oauth1,false);

    // Create the following JSON:
    // {
    //   "SSN": "444-55-6666",
    //   "PrimaryAddr": {
    //     "Id": "50",
    //     "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
    //     "City": "Middlefield",
    //     "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
    //     "PostalCode": "93242"
    //   },
    //   "GivenName": "John",
    //   "FamilyName": "Meuller",
    //   "PrimaryPhone": {
    //     "FreeFormNumber": "408-525-1234"
    //   }
    // }
    // 
    var jsonRequest = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    jsonRequest.AppendString("SSN","444-55-6666");
    // addr: JsonObject
    var addr = jsonRequest.AppendObject("PrimaryAddr");
    addr.AppendString("Id","50");
    addr.AppendString("Line1","45 N. Elm Street");
    addr.AppendString("City","Middlefield");
    addr.AppendString("CountrySubDivisionCode","CA");
    addr.AppendString("PostalCode","93242");

    jsonRequest.AppendString("GivenName","John");
    jsonRequest.AppendString("FamilyName","Meuller");
    // phone: JsonObject
    var phone = jsonRequest.AppendObject("PrimaryPhone");
    phone.AppendString("FreeFormNumber","408-525-1234");

    var requestBody = jsonRequest.Emit();

    // The company ID is the realmId
    var sbPath = new chilkat.StringBuilder();
    sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee");
    var numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"));

    rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
    rest.AddHeader("Accept","application/json");
    rest.AllowHeaderFolding = false;

    // If we want a URL such as this: https://sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com/v3/company/193514465596199/employee?minorversion=4
    // then the query params must be added here:
    rest.AddQueryParam("minorversion","4");

    var responseBody = rest.FullRequestString("POST",sbPath.GetAsString(),requestBody);
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // We should expect a 200 response if successful.
    if (rest.ResponseStatusCode !== 200) {
        console.log("Request Header: ");
        console.log(rest.LastRequestHeader);
        console.log("----");
        console.log("Response StatusCode = " + rest.ResponseStatusCode);
        console.log("Response StatusLine: " + rest.ResponseStatusText);
        console.log("Response Header:");
        console.log(rest.ResponseHeader);
        console.log(responseBody);
        return;
    }

    var jsonResponse = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    jsonResponse.Load(responseBody);
    jsonResponse.EmitCompact = false;
    console.log(jsonResponse.Emit());
    console.log("Success.");

    // A sample JSON response:
    // {
    //   "Employee": {
    //     "SSN": "XXX-XX-XXXX",
    //     "PrimaryAddr": {
    //       "Id": "97",
    //       "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
    //       "City": "Middlefield",
    //       "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
    //       "PostalCode": "93242"
    //     },
    //     "BillableTime": false,
    //     "domain": "QBO",
    //     "sparse": false,
    //     "Id": "59",
    //     "SyncToken": "0",
    //     "MetaData": {
    //       "CreateTime": "2016-10-25T14:05:05-07:00",
    //       "LastUpdatedTime": "2016-10-25T14:05:05-07:00"
    //     },
    //     "GivenName": "John",
    //     "FamilyName": "Meuller",
    //     "DisplayName": "John Meuller",
    //     "PrintOnCheckName": "John Meuller",
    //     "Active": true,
    //     "PrimaryPhone": {
    //       "FreeFormNumber": "408-525-1234"
    //     }
    //   },
    //   "time": "2016-10-25T14:05:05.661-07:00"
    // }
    // 

}

chilkatExample();

 

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