PUT/POST tracking categories and options
Be able to create tracking options via the API. Also when creating invoices via the API allow the creation of tracking options within Xero's existing tracking groups if they don't exist.
I need to load tracking categories into Xero from another application. I note this API has been flagged in the February 2012 API update but would love to know an ETA for it!
No ETA on when we might be able to do this yet, but definitely something we want to get to – keep voting and let us know of specific use cases you might have – they are always useful when we look at scoping development.
Greg Wood commented
now that the Payroll API is live and to send a timesheet we need to be able to add categories if there is not one there.
Quick, quick. Keep your API's working together
Gareth Evans commented
We have a quoting system which when a quote is approved, it becomes a job. For back costing, we want to push the job number that's allocated through as a tracking category against each invoice in xero. Because we can't dynamically create tracking categories, that job (which is created and given an identifier in our system) has to then be manually created in the xero system before we can push an invoice with that tracking category attached.
My client(s) would like to know when this will be possible, at the present time I've told them they need to create the tracking categories manually before they can push an invoice but that's less than ideal.
Everyone should want Xero to be able to create tracking options via the API. Its current capability is obviously inadequate.
Nicola Salvo commented
Any update on this? We are adding the category in order to assign expenses to specific customers, but I need a way of populating the tracking category from an external source which has the list of all our customers.
David Masters commented
We are currently developing a Line of Business (LOB) application which handles large scale contract (date based) calculations around invoice line items. We are intending to use Xero for ALL accounting and will be relying on the use of Xero Categories for Cost Centre and Profit Centre reporting.
The initiation point of a Xero Category would be on our side of the API in the LOB application and the ability to either PUT or POST Categories (in addition to GET) is essential.
Critical for our upcoming implementation!