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(Perl) Xero Create New Accounts

Demonstrates how to create a new account in Xero.

Note: Requires Chilkat v9.5.0.64 or greater.

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use chilkat();

# 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.

$rest = chilkat::CkRest->new();

# 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..

# --------------------------------------------------------------
# To add certain accounts, we need a unique Code that hasn't yet been used.
# Chilkat provided an example to download and save the Accounts data.
# We can load this data into a hashtable to help us find an unused Code.
# See Hash Xero Account Codes to see how this file was created.
$sbAccounts = chilkat::CkStringBuilder->new();
$success = $sbAccounts->LoadFile("qa_cache/xero_accounts_by_code.xml","utf-8");
if (!$success) {
    print "failed to load xero_accounts_by_code.xml" . "\r\n";
    exit;
}

$htAccounts = chilkat::CkHashtable->new();
$htAccounts->AddFromXmlSb($sbAccounts);

# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Build the request XML to create a Xero sales account.
# Find an unused Code...
$code = 600;
while ($htAccounts->ContainsIntKey($code) == 1) {
    $code = $code + 1;
}

$xml = chilkat::CkXml->new();
$xml->put_Tag("Account");
$xml->NewChildInt2("Code",$code);
$xml->NewChild2("Name","Sales - clearance lines");
$xml->NewChild2("Type","SALES");
$xml->put_EmitCompact(1);

# 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->put_EmitXmlDecl(0);

$rest->AddQueryParam("xml",$xml->getXml());

$rest->put_VerboseLogging(1);
$responseXml = $rest->fullRequestFormUrlEncoded("PUT","/api.xro/2.0/Accounts");
if ($rest->get_LastMethodSuccess() != 1) {
    print $rest->lastErrorText() . "\r\n";
    exit;
}

# A 200 response is expected for actual success.
if ($rest->get_ResponseStatusCode() != 200) {
    print $responseXml . "\r\n";
    exit;
}

# Examine the XML response
print $responseXml . "\r\n";

# 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>dac71f1b-7afb-49a7-8a57-719b91f2088e</Id>
#   <Status>OK</Status>
#   <ProviderName>ChilkatPrivate</ProviderName>
#   <DateTimeUTC>2016-11-10T23:53:43.487791Z</DateTimeUTC>
#   <Accounts>
#     <Account>
#       <AccountID>cb8c94cf-57d4-41ee-b866-4c27632fe838</AccountID>
#       <Code>601</Code>
#       <Name>Sales - clearance lines</Name>
#       <Status>ACTIVE</Status>
#       <Type>SALES</Type>
#       <TaxType>OUTPUT</TaxType>
#       <Class>REVENUE</Class>
#       <EnablePaymentsToAccount>false</EnablePaymentsToAccount>
#       <ShowInExpenseClaims>false</ShowInExpenseClaims>
#       <ReportingCode>REV</ReportingCode>
#       <ReportingCodeName>Revenue</ReportingCodeName>
#       <UpdatedDateUTC>2016-11-10T23:53:43.94</UpdatedDateUTC>
#     </Account>
#   </Accounts>
# </Response>

# To access the information:
$xml->LoadXml($responseXml);

print "AccountID: " . $xml->getChildContent("Accounts|Account|AccountID") . "\r\n";
print "TaxType: " . $xml->getChildContent("Accounts|Account|TaxType") . "\r\n";
# ..

 

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