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(VBScript) QuickBooks - Create an Employee

Demonstrates how to send an JSON request to create a QuickBooks employee

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Dim fso, outFile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set outFile = fso.CreateTextFile("output.txt", True)

' 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.
set jsonToken = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/quickbooks.json")

set oauth1 = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.OAuth1")
oauth1.ConsumerKey = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_KEY"
oauth1.ConsumerSecret = "QUICKBOOKS_CONSUMER_SECRET"
oauth1.Token = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token")
oauth1.TokenSecret = jsonToken.StringOf("oauth_token_secret")

set rest = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.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.
bAutoReconnect = 1
success = rest.Connect("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,1,bAutoReconnect)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

success = rest.SetAuthOAuth1(oauth1,0)

' Create the following JSON:
' {
'   "SSN": "444-55-6666",
'   "PrimaryAddr": {
'     "Id": "50",
'     "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
'     "City": "Middlefield",
'     "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
'     "PostalCode": "93242"
'   },
'   "GivenName": "John",
'   "FamilyName": "Meuller",
'   "PrimaryPhone": {
'     "FreeFormNumber": "408-525-1234"
'   }
' }
' 
set jsonRequest = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = jsonRequest.AppendString("SSN","444-55-6666")
' addr is a Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject
Set addr = jsonRequest.AppendObject("PrimaryAddr")
success = addr.AppendString("Id","50")
success = addr.AppendString("Line1","45 N. Elm Street")
success = addr.AppendString("City","Middlefield")
success = addr.AppendString("CountrySubDivisionCode","CA")
success = addr.AppendString("PostalCode","93242")

success = jsonRequest.AppendString("GivenName","John")
success = jsonRequest.AppendString("FamilyName","Meuller")
' phone is a Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject
Set phone = jsonRequest.AppendObject("PrimaryPhone")
success = phone.AppendString("FreeFormNumber","408-525-1234")

requestBody = jsonRequest.Emit()

' The company ID is the realmId
set sbPath = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.StringBuilder")
success = sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee")
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"))

success = rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","application/json")
success = rest.AddHeader("Accept","application/json")
rest.AllowHeaderFolding = 0

' If we want a URL such as this: https://sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com/v3/company/193514465596199/employee?minorversion=4
' then the query params must be added here:
success = rest.AddQueryParam("minorversion","4")

responseBody = rest.FullRequestString("POST",sbPath.GetAsString(),requestBody)
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' We should expect a 200 response if successful.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) Then
    outFile.WriteLine("Request Header: ")
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.LastRequestHeader)
    outFile.WriteLine("----")
    outFile.WriteLine("Response StatusCode = " & rest.ResponseStatusCode)
    outFile.WriteLine("Response StatusLine: " & rest.ResponseStatusText)
    outFile.WriteLine("Response Header:")
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.ResponseHeader)
    outFile.WriteLine(responseBody)
    WScript.Quit
End If

set jsonResponse = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = jsonResponse.Load(responseBody)
jsonResponse.EmitCompact = 0
outFile.WriteLine(jsonResponse.Emit())
outFile.WriteLine("Success.")

' A sample JSON response:
' {
'   "Employee": {
'     "SSN": "XXX-XX-XXXX",
'     "PrimaryAddr": {
'       "Id": "97",
'       "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
'       "City": "Middlefield",
'       "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
'       "PostalCode": "93242"
'     },
'     "BillableTime": false,
'     "domain": "QBO",
'     "sparse": false,
'     "Id": "59",
'     "SyncToken": "0",
'     "MetaData": {
'       "CreateTime": "2016-10-25T14:05:05-07:00",
'       "LastUpdatedTime": "2016-10-25T14:05:05-07:00"
'     },
'     "GivenName": "John",
'     "FamilyName": "Meuller",
'     "DisplayName": "John Meuller",
'     "PrintOnCheckName": "John Meuller",
'     "Active": true,
'     "PrimaryPhone": {
'       "FreeFormNumber": "408-525-1234"
'     }
'   },
'   "time": "2016-10-25T14:05:05.661-07:00"
' }
' 

outFile.Close

 

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