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(VBScript) Xero Create New Accounts

Demonstrates how to create a new account in Xero.

Note: Requires Chilkat v9.5.0.64 or greater.

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

' Note: Requires Chilkat v9.5.0.64 or greater.

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

set rest = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.Rest")

' Before sending REST API calls, the REST object needs to be
' initialized for OAuth1.
' See Xero 2-Legged OAuth1 Setup for sample code.

' Assuming the REST object's OAuth1 authenticator is setup, and the initial
' connection was made, we may now send REST HTTP requests..

' --------------------------------------------------------------
' To add certain accounts, we need a unique Code that hasn't yet been used.
' Chilkat provided an example to download and save the Accounts data.
' We can load this data into a hashtable to help us find an unused Code.
' See Hash Xero Account Codes to see how this file was created.
set sbAccounts = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.StringBuilder")
success = sbAccounts.LoadFile("qa_cache/xero_accounts_by_code.xml","utf-8")
If (Not success) Then
    outFile.WriteLine("failed to load xero_accounts_by_code.xml")
    WScript.Quit
End If

set htAccounts = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.Hashtable")
success = htAccounts.AddFromXmlSb(sbAccounts)

' --------------------------------------------------------------
' Build the request XML to create a Xero sales account.
' Find an unused Code...
code = 600
Do While htAccounts.ContainsIntKey(code) = 1
    code = code + 1
Loop

set xml = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.Xml")
xml.Tag = "Account"
xml.NewChildInt2 "Code",code
xml.NewChild2 "Name","Sales - clearance lines"
xml.NewChild2 "Type","SALES"
xml.EmitCompact = 1

' Do not emit the XML declarator. Xero does not accept the XML if it
' has the initial line: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
xml.EmitXmlDecl = 0

success = rest.AddQueryParam("xml",xml.GetXml())

rest.VerboseLogging = 1
responseXml = rest.FullRequestFormUrlEncoded("PUT","/api.xro/2.0/Accounts")
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(rest.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' A 200 response is expected for actual success.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(responseXml)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Examine the XML response
outFile.WriteLine(responseXml)

' A successful XML response is as follows:

' <Response xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
'   <Id>dac71f1b-7afb-49a7-8a57-719b91f2088e</Id>
'   <Status>OK</Status>
'   <ProviderName>ChilkatPrivate</ProviderName>
'   <DateTimeUTC>2016-11-10T23:53:43.487791Z</DateTimeUTC>
'   <Accounts>
'     <Account>
'       <AccountID>cb8c94cf-57d4-41ee-b866-4c27632fe838</AccountID>
'       <Code>601</Code>
'       <Name>Sales - clearance lines</Name>
'       <Status>ACTIVE</Status>
'       <Type>SALES</Type>
'       <TaxType>OUTPUT</TaxType>
'       <Class>REVENUE</Class>
'       <EnablePaymentsToAccount>false</EnablePaymentsToAccount>
'       <ShowInExpenseClaims>false</ShowInExpenseClaims>
'       <ReportingCode>REV</ReportingCode>
'       <ReportingCodeName>Revenue</ReportingCodeName>
'       <UpdatedDateUTC>2016-11-10T23:53:43.94</UpdatedDateUTC>
'     </Account>
'   </Accounts>
' </Response>

' To access the information:
success = xml.LoadXml(responseXml)

outFile.WriteLine("AccountID: " & xml.GetChildContent("Accounts|Account|AccountID"))
outFile.WriteLine("TaxType: " & xml.GetChildContent("Accounts|Account|TaxType"))
' ..

outFile.Close

 

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