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

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

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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 = 60.
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<employeeID>","60")

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


' 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 Employee
Dim updateJson As Chilkat.JsonObject = json.ObjectOf("Employee")

' Add or update the Line1 of the PrimaryAddr.
updateJson.UpdateString("PrimaryAddr.Line1","2W 298 Campton Hills Rd.")

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

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

sbPath.Clear()
sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee")
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"))

' The updated JSON is passed as the HTTP request body.
responseBody = Await rest.FullRequestStringAsync("POST",sbPath.GetAsString(),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())

Debug.WriteLine("Success.")

 

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