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(VBScript) QuickBooks - Read an Employee (with Error Response)

Demonstrates how to fetch the information for a specific Quickbooks employee, but tries to fetch using an invalid employee id. Shows the error response and how to parse it.

For more information, see https://developer.intuit.com/app/developer/qbo/docs/api/accounting/all-entities/employee#read-an-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.

' 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"
' }

set jsonToken = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/qb-access-token.json")

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

set sbAuth = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.StringBuilder")
success = sbAuth.Append("Bearer ")
success = sbAuth.Append(jsonToken.StringOf("access_token"))
rest.Authorization = sbAuth.GetAsString()

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

' The company ID is 123146096291789
' The employee ID is 999  (There is no employee with this ID and we should get a 400 response code w/ a response body indicating the error.)
responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET","/v3/company/123146096291789/employee/999?minorversion=45")
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
' A sample JSON response is shown below.
set json = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = json.Load(responseBody)
json.EmitCompact = 0
outFile.WriteLine(json.Emit())

' A 400 response is what we'd expect if trying to query for a non-existent employee ID
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 400) 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)
    WScript.Quit
End If

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

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

' ------------------------------------------------------
' 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": "2020-03-07T10:21:19.089-08:00"
' }

outFile.Close

 

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