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(VBScript) 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.

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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)

' The company ID is the realmId
set sbPath = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.StringBuilder")
success = sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/account/<accountID>")
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"))
' Assume we already know that we want to read the account whose Id = 33.
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<accountID>","33")

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

responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET",sbPath.GetAsString())
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

' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing/updating
set json = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject")
success = json.Load(responseBody)

' Show the JSON..
json.EmitCompact = 0
outFile.WriteLine(json.Emit())
outFile.WriteLine("----")

' The JSON passed in the HTTP POST for updating is the inner content of the Account
' updateJson is a Chilkat_9_5_0.JsonObject
Set updateJson = json.ObjectOf("Account")

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

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

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

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

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

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

outFile.WriteLine("Success.")

outFile.Close

 

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