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  1. Query webhook status via API

    After checking in with Xero support there I found there is there no way to poll the webhook status.

    It is important to us that the webhook remains "OK" and we have had situations where it has disconnected due to changes in our software that did not go noticed which has required manual reconnection.

    If we are able to query the webhook status then we can hook this up to our monitoring and react accordingly.

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  2. Linked Transactions via API - multiple in one call.

    Linked Transactions are limited to one per call via the API. This results in having to make a great many API calls unnecessarily. For instance linking the invoice line items to a project after several invoices with many lines are added via API will require many more calls than are allowed. For now I will have to put in place a costly work-around to trickle in the linked transaction calls.

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  3. Allow bulk retrieval of all outstanding balances by grouped contact

    Currently we can get the amount owing by querying individual contacts. However, given the API limits this becomes impossible to do on a daily basis for reporting once a reasonable number of customers is being queried.

    While it's possible it's better to do it in a web-hook-update kind of way when new information comes into Xero and is pushed externally, it would make more sense to me to have an endpoint that simply allows a contact summary to be obtained in a single API call which could have simple aggregates, like amount owing, shown.

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  4. make xero identify duplicate bills import from another App eg Receipt Bank

    it would be great for Xero to be able to identify duplication with synching data from other applications. Xero just can not rely on third party.
    it's going to be better selling point for Xero .

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  5. Please add Credit Notes to the Webhooks system

    This will enable us to sync credit notes locally as well as the invoices.

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  6. Add current assets register

    Similar to the fixed assets tool, we need a way of amortising prepaid things like yearly software subscriptions
    A system similar to the fixed assets register depreciation tool, a current assets register could automatically track and consume prepayments according to a defined schedule

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  7. Xero datya for regulatory reporting

    We use Xero as our main accounting system. Every month we have to produce a number of reports for the regulator. In order to do this, we need access to the account balances, debits and credits as they need to be aggregated and for various calculations such as yield and cost of funds. None of the API's provide this information and we have resort manually download various reports in excel format and then use these as input to our process.

    Adding the debits and credits to the Accounts API would be perfect and allow us to automate our processes.

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  8. Please add Purchase Orders to the Webhooks system

    This would allow us to locally sync purchase orders and reduce API usage and increase speed.

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  9. External Id fields on Contacts, Invoices and Purchase Orders (or URLs for all)

    I have spent the past couple of weeks building a pretty hefty integration for a client to integrate their Salesforce platform with Xero.

    I have now hit an issue as the client wants to specify a String field to be pushed as the reference... This was not an issue with the Invoices as we used the URL field to define what Salesforce record needs to be updated form the API response.

    This would be a very good thing for developers to have a specific "External Id" field so clients can do what they like and we have one for ourselves!

    11 votes
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  10. invoke receipt sending via API

    The sending of receipts is fine for one off... but when there are many, it becomes tedious. Could it possibly be enabled to be invoked from the API, so that a whole lot could be sent automatically?

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  11. Bank Statement Query-Click on searched transaction to enter details

    'Upon searching for imported/feed bank transaction, to click on said found transaction to enter/create details/transaction & reconcile'.
    I have a lot of US Dollars transactions that come through the credit card & bank account - I need to search for the AUD value before I can input it via the bank feed 'bank statement' tab. Many are once off suppliers, so no need to enter bills - esp as I dont get paperwork with AUD only USD. It would be great if I could then click on said found transaction to complete the process and reconcile. Even if it takes…

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  12. Remove personally identifiable information from error messages for compliance

    API error responses in Xero contain a substantial sack of unnecessary XML which complicates compliance with data-privacy legislation (GDPR for example). Included in the error response is the original request XML. The original request will most likely contain personally indefinably information which means these messages require substantial filtering before being returned into logging systems or error notification infrastructure.

    In some cases the error message itself contains customer information i.e. <Message>The contact name Bob Smith is already assigned to another contact. The contact name must be unique across all active contacts.</Message>. Perhaps in these examples it would be better if…

    3 votes
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  13. Be able to change the ReportingCode on an Account

    It is currently not possible to update the ReportingCode and ReportingCodeName on an Account via the API.

    We would find it useful to correct discrepancies in the assigned reporting codes automatically via the API

    7 votes
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  14. Show AccountID in LineItem in Invoices API

    Include AccountID in LineItem in Invoices API.

    Currently only AccountCode is shown in LineItems. Absence of AccountID renders cached invoices invalid when account's code is changed. Moreover, there is no guaranteed method to determine whether cached invoice became invalid.

    After modification of account code certain cached invoices may have outdated account codes pointing to non-existent accounts. Or, what a horror, to different existing accounts, if previously-used account code was recycled. The latter is horrifying because if cached invoice points to non-existent account one may simply refetch the invoice, but if account code was recycled, there is no way to figure…

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  15. Add assign purchases field to the bottom of sales /invoicing screen - this option is available in purchases but not sales.

    Add "Assign purchases" field to the bottom of sales /invoicing screen - this option is available in purchases but not sales.
    We assign expenses to customers while invoicing - If we have multiple trades it would make life easier if at the bottom of the sales invoice scsreen i could assign billable expenses here.

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  16. Create & update credit card type accounts

    At the moment it is not possible to create or update an account in the chart of accounts that is of 'credit card' type - this request is to track progress on this feature.

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  17. add an endpoint for BankStatements so we can read the bank feed through the API

    We need to automatically recognize certain payments withing the daily bank feed statements and create overpayments on the respective client accounts.
    The information is already available as the lines of the statements are available in the portal so it is just a matter of exposing it through the API.
    Currently this is done by our accountant which takes a lot of his time for no good reason as this can easily be automated.

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  18. Memorized Reports access through API

    Customised reports (Memorised reports templates/Save Report templates) created in XERO account should be available through API Call.

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  19. Support BankTransaction.reference on GET request

    According to BankTransaction documentation found at https://developer.xero.com/documentation/api/banktransactions
    Reference is currently supported on Receive and Spend transactions.


    Reference Reference for the transaction. Only supported for SPEND and RECEIVE transactions.

    Is there a reason why this is not supported?

    When I create a BankTransaction through either Xero UI or API, reference is stored and shown on UI; however, it is not available through BankTransaction API.

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  20. Overpayment where filter doesn't seem to work

    I am trying to query overpayments by GUID with 'Where' filter and it doesn't seem to work.

    Where=OverpaymentID==GUID("d32...b4") -> does not return any
    Where=Status=="AUTHORISED" -> returns rows as expected
    .../Overpayments/d32...b4 -> returns as expected

    Is this a bug or I am doing something wrong?

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