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  1. Import bank statement lines via the API

    Be able to import bank statement lines into a bank account in Xero. This would be useful for custom bank accounts or banks that do not have a direct feed into Xero

    2,195 votes
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    We continue to see great success with our new Bank Feeds API with a pipeline over over 30 Financial Institutes currently integrating and positive feedback from customers using these bank feeds.

    We’ve completed our roadmap for the next financial year and have decided to not implement a public version at this time in order to maximise opportunities in other areas of our bank feeds product, in particular PSD2 and Open Banking.

    This feature request is still on our backlog and we will be keeping an eye on this forum to understand the use case for a public bank statements API going forward.

    If you are a customer of a financial institute not integrated with Xero and could benefit from having statement data in Xero, encourage them to make use of our API, they can contact us here https://www.xero.com/nz/partner-programs/financialweb/contact/

  2. be able to retrieve account transactions via the api.

    Provide an API to retrieve the transactions of an account. (e.g. something like this Profit & Loss report-> click on the YTD value of an account)

    More discussion in the thread https://community.xero.com/developer/discussion/326819/

    1,144 votes
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  3. Allow reverting allocations for Credit Notes and Overpayments via API

    This functionality is missing from API and available only via front end. We have almost finished implementation of Store Credits via Credit Notes and Overpayments, but luck of this functionality makes entire sync process very cumbersome.

    367 votes
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  4. Should be able to retrieve and set Inventory Item status.

    Should be able to retrieve and set Inventory Item status, i.e. whether Active/Archived or deleted

    232 votes
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    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for voting and commenting. While it is a relatively small change it is one of many many small changes vying for top priority.

    This year we’ve been pretty focused on some big changes like OAuth2.0 and OpenID Connect but we’re still chipping away at small requests when we can.

    Still no expected timeframe for this but it’s in the mix.

    Cheers,
    Adam

  5. add custom fields to contacts

    Ability to create or edit additional 'custom' fields to use for notes, additional phone numbers, job descriptions, etc.

    224 votes
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  6. 219 votes
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  7. Customer Credit Limits available via API

    Xero has finally released a "Credit Limit" facility for Customer accounts. Please can you make this available through the API?.

    198 votes
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  8. 195 votes
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  9. Allow add multiple Contacts with same name.

    It should be different crietaia to add contacts. It should allow contacts with same name , may be have different personal details. validation should not be on name.

    158 votes
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  10. Enter budgets via the API. Both historical and current.

    This would allow us to build tools to do bulk budget exports for multiple periods from our current system. (I think that budgets import might be coming through the user interface anyway, in which case this isn't really needed).

    153 votes
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  11. EU Country field

    Be able to update the EU Country field via the API. This is required and seems very strange to be left out of the API.

    138 votes
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  12. Please add Credit Notes to the Webhooks system

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

    135 votes
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  13. Approved Invoices:: Should have the facility to "Revert it back to draft"

    Once an invoice is approved, it should have the facility to "revert it back to draft"

    It is because of the reason that mostly, my client ask me to approve the invoice and then says that it's not yet approved and then i don't have the facility, ultimately it is showing in our accounts that an overdue invoice is available, which is actually not yet approved.

    Xero should facilitate us in such a way.

    Thanks
    Hassan

    132 votes
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  14. To add all fields of bank account details in Create Contact "PUT"/"POST" request.

    In Create Contact "PUT"/"POST" request, now only "Bank Account Number" supported. It does not support "Bank Name" or "Details".
    Please add all fields to API call , (whichever are exposed via Manual creation of Contact ).

    117 votes
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  15. Get the list of projects and invoices / bills lines attached

    Currently, it is not possible to get the list of invoices / bills lines attached to a project. Neither via a report nor via API.

    It's only possible to get the list of invoices for a particular project in the GUI and we are not even able to get an extract of that info.

    We are using other operational systems and need to use this info. Plus, we would like to point out all invoices where there is no project attached and this is currently impossible.

    That would be awesome if we could extract this via API.

    Thank you

    116 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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  16. Retained Earnings / unrealised FX (system account) journals

    Xero has 'system' accounts where journals are not posted, but values are calculated by reports. Therefore when pulling the journals from Xero, we can not accruately recreate the balance sheet and P&L (as vital journals are missing). Therefore in this respect the Xero API is incomplete.

    Specific examples of the Journals API misses:

    1. Retained Earnings journals (this is instead calculated by a report)
    2. Unrealised FX journals (again calculated and shown only in the report)
    3. May also be the case for other system accounts.

    The calculations made by the reports could be made available via the API to provide a complete…

    113 votes
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  17. 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.

    110 votes
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  18. update archived contacts

    Being able to update or unarchive contacts via the api

    108 votes
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  19. Be able to retrieve & e-mail statements to receivable accounts via the API

    E-mailing updates to receivable accounts about their payments via the API would be very useful. Via the web interface, this is possible by sending a statement. API request is to be able to retrieve a statement report and email it via the API

    108 votes
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  20. Provide Non-Crippled Access to Invoice URL via the API

    After waiting for years for the ability to access the Invoice URL via the API, it was unfortunately provided in a completely crippled manner.

    What should have happened is that the Invoice URL simply be provided along with the rest of the Invoice data through the paging API.

    Instead, it is provided on a per-invoice basis, requiring the use of an API call for every URL retrieved. Given the shockingly small limit to API calls, this makes this non-workable.

    Your competition, QuickBooks Online, allows 500 calls per MINUTE, compared to Xero's 1000 per DAY. If you had their API limits…

    100 votes
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