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(Node.js) Xero Update Account

Demonstrates how to update an account in Xero.

Note: Requires Chilkat v9.5.0.64 or greater.

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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() {

    // Note: Requires Chilkat v9.5.0.64 or greater.

    // This requires the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
    // See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

    var rest = new chilkat.Rest();
    var success;

    // Before sending REST API calls, the REST object needs to be
    // initialized for OAuth1.
    // See Xero 2-Legged OAuth1 Setup for sample code.

    // Assuming the REST object's OAuth1 authenticator is setup, and the initial
    // connection was made, we may now send REST HTTP requests..

    // --------------------------------------------------------------
    // The Account to be updated already contains this data:

    //     <Account>
    //       <AccountID>afe53f21-1221-451c-a8c4-08457e129d84</AccountID>
    //       <Code>160</Code>
    //       <Name>Computer Equipment</Name>
    //       <Status>ACTIVE</Status>
    //       <Type>FIXED</Type>
    //       <TaxType>TAX002</TaxType>
    //       <Description>Computer equipment that is owned and controlled by the business</Description>
    //       <Class>ASSET</Class>
    //       <EnablePaymentsToAccount>false</EnablePaymentsToAccount>
    //       <ShowInExpenseClaims>true</ShowInExpenseClaims>
    //       <ReportingCode>ASS</ReportingCode>
    //       <ReportingCodeName>Assets</ReportingCodeName>
    //       <HasAttachments>false</HasAttachments>
    //       <UpdatedDateUTC>2016-10-15T22:22:44.53</UpdatedDateUTC>
    //     </Account>

    // --------------------------------------------------------------
    // Build the XML to update the description

    var xml = new chilkat.Xml();
    xml.Tag = "Account";
    xml.NewChild2("AccountID","afe53f21-1221-451c-a8c4-08457e129d84");
    xml.NewChild2("Description","Computer equipment owned by the business.");

    xml.EmitCompact = true;

    // Do not emit the XML declarator. Xero does not accept the XML if it
    // has the initial line: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    xml.EmitXmlDecl = false;

    rest.AddQueryParam("xml",xml.GetXml());

    // Use a POST to update (a PUT is to create)
    var responseXml = rest.FullRequestFormUrlEncoded("POST","/api.xro/2.0/Accounts");
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // A 200 response is expected for actual success.
    if (rest.ResponseStatusCode !== 200) {
        console.log(responseXml);
        return;
    }

    // Examine the XML response
    console.log(responseXml);

    // A successful XML response is as follows:

    // <Response xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    //   <Id>8efc8fb9-1f78-438c-a2d3-46954bb82183</Id>
    //   <Status>OK</Status>
    //   <ProviderName>ChilkatPrivate</ProviderName>
    //   <DateTimeUTC>2016-11-11T02:24:01.1692715Z</DateTimeUTC>
    //   <Accounts>
    //     <Account>
    //       <AccountID>afe53f21-1221-451c-a8c4-08457e129d84</AccountID>
    //       <Code>160</Code>
    //       <Name>Computer Equipment</Name>
    //       <Status>ACTIVE</Status>
    //       <Type>FIXED</Type>
    //       <TaxType>TAX002</TaxType>
    //       <Description>Computer equipment owned by the business.</Description>
    //       <Class>ASSET</Class>
    //       <EnablePaymentsToAccount>false</EnablePaymentsToAccount>
    //       <ShowInExpenseClaims>false</ShowInExpenseClaims>
    //       <ReportingCode>ASS</ReportingCode>
    //       <ReportingCodeName>Assets</ReportingCodeName>
    //       <UpdatedDateUTC>2016-11-11T02:24:01.3</UpdatedDateUTC>
    //     </Account>
    //   </Accounts>
    // </Response>

}

chilkatExample();

 

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