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(Xojo Plugin) QuickBooks - Read an Employee (with Error Response)

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

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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
success = 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
bAutoReconnect = True
success = rest.Connect("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,True,bAutoReconnect)
If (success <> True) Then
    System.DebugLog(rest.LastErrorText)
    Return
End If

success = rest.SetAuthOAuth1(oauth1,False)

// The company ID is the realmId
Dim sbPath As New Chilkat.StringBuilder
success = sbPath.Append("/v3/company/<companyID>/employee/<employeeID>")
Dim numReplacements As Int32
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<companyID>",jsonToken.StringOf("realmId"))
// Assume we already know that we want to read the employee whose Id = 98.
// We know this employee was made inactive, and we should get an error response.
numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("<employeeID>","98")

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

Dim responseBody As String
responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET",sbPath.GetAsString())
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> True) Then
    System.DebugLog(rest.LastErrorText)
    Return
End If

// Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
// A sample JSON response is shown below.
Dim json As New Chilkat.JsonObject
success = json.Load(responseBody)
json.EmitCompact = False
System.DebugLog(json.Emit())

// A 400 response is what we'd expect if trying to query an inactive employee...
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 400) Then
    System.DebugLog("Request Header: ")
    System.DebugLog(rest.LastRequestHeader)
    System.DebugLog("----")
    System.DebugLog("Response StatusCode = " + Str(rest.ResponseStatusCode))
    System.DebugLog("Response StatusLine: " + rest.ResponseStatusText)
    System.DebugLog("Response Header:")
    System.DebugLog(rest.ResponseHeader)
    Return
End If

// If we got here, the response status code was 400..
// Iterate over the errors..
Dim numErrors As Int32
numErrors = json.SizeOfArray("Fault.Error")
Dim i As Int32
i = 0
While i < numErrors

    json.I = i
    System.DebugLog("Message: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Message"))
    System.DebugLog("Detail: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].Detail"))
    System.DebugLog("code: " + json.StringOf("Fault.Error[i].code"))
    System.DebugLog("----")
    i = i + 1
Wend

// ------------------------------------------------------
// 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": "2016-10-25T14:56:37.335-07:00"
// }
// 

 

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