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(Node.js) QuickBooks - Read an Employee

Demonstrates how to fetch the information for a specific Quickbooks employee. The employee information is fetched by Id. The employee Ids can be obtained by querying the employees and parsing the JSON that is returned.

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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);

    // The company ID is the realmId
    var sbPath = new chilkat.StringBuilder();
    sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee/<employeeID>");
    var numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"));
    // Assume we already know that we want to read the employee whose Id = 60.
    numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<employeeID>","60");

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

    var responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET",sbPath.GetAsString());
    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;
    }

    // Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
    // A sample JSON response is shown below.
    var json = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    json.Load(responseBody);

    // These will be used for parsing date/time strings..
    var dtime = new chilkat.CkDateTime();
    var bLocalTime = true;
    // dt: DtObj
    var dt;

    // Show the JSON.   
    json.EmitCompact = false;
    console.log(json.Emit());

    // Get some information from the JSON..
    console.log("Name: " + json.StringOf("Employee.DisplayName"));
    console.log("Id: " + json.StringOf("Employee.Id"));
    console.log("City: " + json.StringOf("Employee.PrimaryAddr.City"));
    console.log("PostalCode: " + json.StringOf("Employee.PrimaryAddr.PostalCode"));

    // Load the CreateTime into a CkDateTime...
    dtime.SetFromTimestamp(json.StringOf("Employee.MetaData.CreateTime"));
    dt = dtime.GetDtObj(bLocalTime);
    console.log(dt.Month + "/" + dt.Day + "/" + dt.Year + "  " + dt.Hour + ":" + dt.Minute);

    console.log("Success.");

    // ------------------------------------------------------
    // The JSON response looks like this:

    // {
    //   "Employee": {
    //     "SSN": "XXX-XX-XXXX",
    //     "PrimaryAddr": {
    //       "Id": "116",
    //       "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
    //       "City": "Middlefield",
    //       "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
    //       "PostalCode": "93242"
    //     },
    //     "BillableTime": false,
    //     "domain": "QBO",
    //     "sparse": false,
    //     "Id": "98",
    //     "SyncToken": "0",
    //     "MetaData": {
    //       "CreateTime": "2015-07-24T09:34:35-07:00",
    //       "LastUpdatedTime": "2015-07-24T09:34:35-07:00"
    //     },
    //     "GivenName": "Bill",
    //     "FamilyName": "Miller",
    //     "DisplayName": "Bill Miller",
    //     "PrintOnCheckName": "Bill Miller",
    //     "Active": true,
    //     "PrimaryPhone": {
    //       "FreeFormNumber": "234-525-1234"
    //     }
    //   },
    //   "time": "2015-07-24T09:35:54.805-07:00"
    // 

}

chilkatExample();

 

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