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(Node.js) 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.

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

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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 = 98.
    // We know this employee was made inactive, and we should get an error response.
    numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<employeeID>","98");

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

    var responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET",sbPath.GetAsString());
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        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);
    json.EmitCompact = false;
    console.log(json.Emit());

    // A 400 response is what we'd expect if trying to query an inactive employee...
    if (rest.ResponseStatusCode !== 400) {
        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);
        return;
    }

    // If we got here, the response status code was 400..
    // Iterate over the errors..
    var numErrors = json.SizeOfArray("Fault.Error");
    var i = 0;
    while (i < numErrors) {

        json.I = i;
        console.log("Message: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Message"));
        console.log("Detail: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Detail"));
        console.log("code: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].code"));
        console.log("----");
        i = i+1;
    }

    // ------------------------------------------------------
    // 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"
    // }
    // 

}

chilkatExample();

 

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