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.
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!