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(VB.NET UWP/WinRT) QuickBooks - Full Update an Account

Demonstrates how to update any of the writable fields of an existing account. The example first reads the JSON data for the account, makes some changes, and then POST's the updated JSON to update the account.

For more information, see https://developer.intuit.com/app/developer/qbo/docs/api/accounting/ecommerce/account#full-update-an-account

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' This example assumes the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
' See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.


' Get our previously obtained OAuth2 access token, which should contain JSON like this:
' {
'   "expires_in": 3600,
'   "x_refresh_token_expires_in": 8726400,
'   "refresh_token": "L011546037639r ... 3vR2DrbOmg0Sdagw",
'   "access_token": "eyJlbmMiOiJBMTI4Q0 ... oETJEMbeggg",
'   "token_type": "bearer"
' }

Dim jsonToken As New Chilkat.JsonObject
Dim success As Boolean = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/qb-access-token.json")

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


Dim sbAuth As New Chilkat.StringBuilder
sbAuth.Append("Bearer ")
sbAuth.Append(jsonToken.StringOf("access_token"))
rest.Authorization = sbAuth.GetAsString()


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

' First get the full JSON for the account we'll be updating..
' The company ID is the 123146096291789
' The account ID is 29
Dim responseBody As String = Await rest.FullRequestNoBodyAsync("GET","/v3/company/123146096291789/account/29?minorversion=45")
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> True) Then
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    Exit Sub
End If


' We should expect a 200 response if successful.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) 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)
    Debug.WriteLine(responseBody)
    Exit Sub
End If


' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing/updating
Dim json As New Chilkat.JsonObject
json.Load(responseBody)

' Show the JSON..
json.EmitCompact = False
Debug.WriteLine(json.Emit())
Debug.WriteLine("----")

' The JSON passed in the HTTP POST for updating is the inner content of the Account
Dim updateJson As Chilkat.JsonObject = json.ObjectOf("Account")

' Add or update the Description.
' (If a Description already exists, it is replace, otherwise the Description is added.)
updateJson.UpdateString("Description","Description added during update.")

' Examine the JSON we'll be sending in the body of the POST.
updateJson.EmitCompact = False
Debug.WriteLine(updateJson.Emit())
Debug.WriteLine("----")

' Now we're going to POST the changes to update the Quickbooks account.
rest.ClearAllHeaders()
rest.Authorization = sbAuth.GetAsString()
rest.AddHeader("Accept","application/json")
rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","application/json")

' The updated JSON is passed as the HTTP request body.
responseBody = Await rest.FullRequestStringAsync("POST","/v3/company/123146096291789/account?minorversion=45",updateJson.Emit())
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> True) Then
    Debug.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)

    Exit Sub
End If


' We should expect a 200 response if successful.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) 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)
    Debug.WriteLine(responseBody)

    Exit Sub
End If




' Load the JSON response into a JSON object to emit in indented form..
json.Load(responseBody)
Debug.WriteLine(json.Emit())

' Use this online tool to generate parsing code from sample JSON: 
' Generate Parsing Code from JSON

Debug.WriteLine("Success.")

 

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