Expose the Online invoicing URL via the Xero API
Xero has recently released online invoicing functionality within the main application (http://help.xero.com/#OnlineInvoices).
Be able to retrieve the online invoicing URL via the Xero API.
Note that this URL is only generated when the invoice is emailed within the Xero application. Exposing this field will be of limited value until further work is done to be able to email an invoice from Xero via the API (but that is a separate issue).
it would be useful if we could generate the link via an api call. So we could pull a link instead of a pdf.
We know there is still huge demand for this feature and that it would enable some awesome use cases.
We currently looking at how we can make online invoicing better across Xero generally which may or may not change how the online invoice url is used. When we’re making these decisions we’re definitely thinking about making it usable for external apps via the API.
Unfortunately I don’t have anything exciting to share at the moment but hopefully we’ll have something cool in this space in the not-to-distant future.
Kenny Sabir commented
This would be great.
This is my #1 pain point right now.
Here's to hoping the not-to-distant future is really soon.
Roohbir Singh commented
+1 – often we want to include the link to the invoice in PDF proposals and emails – so if the client accepts the proposal without changes, they can just click on the link, make payment and this cuts down on a whole bunch of extra steps.
Gordon Christie commented
Definite value is having this. The invoice will be sent via Xero, but my portal will provide links as well to allow people to see and make the payment online, using those links.
+1 for this.
I'm not sure I agree with the description saying this is limited value until more work is done on invoice emailing. In lieu of emailing the invoice, we'd like to just email the link to a xero invoice that customers can pay online.
The implementation might be difficult, but there's definitely user value.
Trent Allday commented
Can you confirm it is still not possible to build a url to point online invoice payment screen?
I email my invoices out from a custom solution grabbing the invoice details via the Xero API. All I want is to include a link in the email to make a payment using Xero Invoice payment screen.
really want this as soon as possible
Andrew Whalan commented
We could really use an ETA on this feature. It's been a request for a long time now.
Any progress on returning the online invoicing URL via the API? Lots of votes over the last 2 years!
Jason Fah commented
Any progress on this? Can't believe it's not available.
David Vlasic commented
Fred Tawil commented
Any update on this? It would be really nice to have.
James Cronin commented
+1, really need this!
Is there any update on the first step of returning the URL when it is present?
This is actually all our application needs!
James Hadley commented
Really need this!
Any progress on this feature? Do you have any update of progress on this?
We really need to be able to access the online invoices via the API
Returning when present is an excellent interim step, thanks for looking into that as a way to move this feature request along.
Seems like a very useful feature which should be a snap to add to the API. Can we have it?