History & Notes
Expose invoice History & Notes through the API
There should be a field indicating the last modified date of an invoice. At least multiple fields, one for each status, with the date when the invoice was changed to that status. Or just expose the history entries for an invoice.
This is related to the post "update the updateddateutc when an invoice is modified" you said "If you're keen to see this implemented soon please vote for it", Are you kidding?. How can I vote if has a "completed" status. By the way the status should be rejected, you aren't completing nothing, just saying "we desing this wrong because the field name should be PaidDateUTC " And why you dont have a way of getting the info, if Xero always store a modification in the history entries?.
Confirming that this is a feature we are planning on working on soon. Any ETA would be inaccurate, but we will update this thread when work has actually begun.
Sam Ellis commented
Hey there Xero admin. Just been speaking to a developer of an app we have just started using. Would be immensely helpful to have invoice history and notes added to the API.
Is these feature nearing execution?
The earliest thread is dated 2011.........so I'm assuming this can't be tackled with a dev team sprint?
An essential element! Notes on client files are very important and to have to duplicate them is very time consuming. Essential component of the integration with Xero I believe.
Stuart Weatherley commented
Any progress with this? When this feature might be included in the API? This would be a really useful feature
We also like to see this feature in the API. Hope it'll be available really soon.
Sarah King commented
Gutted that this doesn't appear to be available yet.
Philip Evans commented
I would like to have facility to add custom notes through API.
Lee Haskings commented
We've been working with the API for over a year and are in the process of acquiring more data on invoices and are very surprised the lack of notes being available when requesting a single invoice.
History and notes would be great for Customers! So that relevant data from a CRM program can sync. :)
Very useful for attaching custom info to Customers as well.
Anne H. Maxwell commented
We also need the Notes feature.
Our mobile app creates invoices in the form of a secure URL.
It would be extremely useful to the Xero accountant to be able to look at the imported invoice data in Xero, but then click on the link to see the actual invoice from our mobile platform.
Otherwise, the Xero accountant has to have both Xero and our app open.
James Rosewell commented
Just moved to Xero and assumed this feature would be present. We'd like to see this for Invoices and Payments so additional "unstructured" information which is important can also be recorded.
David Young commented
Very useful for being able to add information after undertaking API activities.
This would definitely be useful!
i want get the invoice histroy and notes via api,its useful for maintaining the history
Yes, thatd be very important -> when editing a invoice via API, to leave a note about it!
Peter Lim commented
the ability to include attachments to the history & notes would be useful..
Nathan Dunn commented
Have you even tried this? The Xero interface does tell you if the invoice came through the API. If you want to check this on a third party system, just store the fact you sent it through to the API in the first place.
nathan kelly commented
i'd at least like to see if the invoice was created via the api or not...