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(VB.NET UWP/WinRT) 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.

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' 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.
Dim jsonToken As New Chilkat.JsonObject
Dim success As Boolean = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/quickbooks.json")

Dim oauth1 As 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")

Dim rest As 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.
Dim bAutoReconnect As Boolean = True
success = Await rest.ConnectAsync("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,True,bAutoReconnect)
If (success <> True) Then
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    Exit Sub
End If


rest.SetAuthOAuth1(oauth1,False)

' The company ID is the realmId
Dim sbPath As New Chilkat.StringBuilder
sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee/<employeeID>")
Dim numReplacements As Integer = 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

Dim responseBody As String = Await rest.FullRequestNoBodyAsync("GET",sbPath.GetAsString())
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> True) Then
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    Exit Sub
End If


' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
' A sample JSON response is shown below.
Dim json As New Chilkat.JsonObject
json.Load(responseBody)
json.EmitCompact = False
Debug.WriteLine(json.Emit())

' A 400 response is what we'd expect if trying to query an inactive employee...
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 400) Then
    Debug.WriteLine("Request Header: ")
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.LastRequestHeader)
    Debug.WriteLine("----")
    Debug.WriteLine("Response StatusCode = " & rest.ResponseStatusCode)
    Debug.WriteLine("Response StatusLine: " & rest.ResponseStatusText)
    Debug.WriteLine("Response Header:")
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.ResponseHeader)
    Exit Sub
End If


' If we got here, the response status code was 400..
' Iterate over the errors..
Dim numErrors As Integer = json.SizeOfArray("Fault.Error")
Dim i As Integer = 0
While i < numErrors

    json.I = i
    Debug.WriteLine("Message: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Message"))
    Debug.WriteLine("Detail: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Detail"))
    Debug.WriteLine("code: " & json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].code"))
    Debug.WriteLine("----")
    i = i + 1
End While

' ------------------------------------------------------
' 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"
' }
' 

 

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