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  1. Allow Bulk allocations via API

    Right now, if we want to allocate multiple invoices to CreditNotes, the only possible way is to have an API call for individual Allocation.

    It would be very helpful if we could have a bulk Allocation API available. Where all the allocations can be made (One to Many or Many to Many) in a single API call.

    94 votes
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  2. Access checks via API call

    The idea is to traverse the checks object, and the transaction associated via API. In the end should be able to jump to associated transaction and download attachments too.

    89 votes
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  3. Idempotent requests

    At the moment, its rather difficult to recover from a network interruption that happens when you send the request to Xero API, and you loose the connection before you receive the response from Xero. There is a fair number of reasons why this could happen at any time.
    In such a situation you really have no way of knowing if your request was even sent fully, or if it was received by Xero, nor what was Xero's response.

    This is not specific to Xero, as all APIs out there have this same problem, as its simply how the web works.

    87 votes
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  4. provide API access to contact Statements!

    I would like to get a contact's statement via API just like the case is for invoices.In the request, we provide contact name then the response is the statement of the contact.This will be a cool feature to have.

    86 votes
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  5. Merge contacts via the API

    Provide the ability to merge contacts via the API.

    79 votes
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  6. Invoice Email PDF Attachment

    Currently you cannot send the PDF version of the invoice as an attachment to the invoice via the API.

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  7. Expose Check Number(s) to API

    Today, we use another system for writting checks and we need to add the check information to Xero.

    The API allows us to create an invoice for the check and then upload the invoice. However, the API does not allow us to associate a bank account and then check number with the payment of the invoice.

    I know that there is some reason that this the case. There could be an instance where a user tries to associate a previously used check number to the invoice payment. If Xero were to throw a blanket error (eg, "Some of the transactions…

    74 votes
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  8. Emailing an invoice - Select Template

    Allow selection of email template from the API when emailing an invoice.

    POST https://api.xero.com/api.xro/2.0/Invoices/aa682059-c8ec-44b9-bc7f-344c94e1ffae/Email
    Body:
    {"Template": "3d4a46af-bb29-481a-85e1-37f59f0724d6"}

    70 votes
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  9. Online URL for Credit Notes through API

    Now online invoice URL is available through the API, Please provide online credit note URL through the API.

    69 votes
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  10. Allow third party apps to plug into the Xero interface

    If the Xero interface could be configured to display data from and interact with the apps third party developers are creating similar to the way Facebook applications work inside their platform

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    It is certainly a nice idea in a lot of ways, and Jesse’s use case example is good one.

    On the other side, allowing 3rd party applications plug into the core Xero application present some quite major security implications. The data we hold on behalf of our customers is considered highly sensitive by us and we ensure we have bank level security across all aspects of our application.

    Second to that, we are a design lead and focused company – we want our software to be really easy to use and remain simple and intuitive, so allowing 3rd parties to introduce interface elements into Xero would be something we would need to carefully plan for.

    With this in mind, it would be quite an onerous task for us to implement a secure framework that would allow 3rd party applications to interface within Xero, in a sensible way that does not…

  11. 68 votes
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  12. Add Total Record Count to GET Request Responses

    It would be useful to have a total record count in the response when executing GET requests against the Xero Accounting API, especially in those instances where paging is being used.

    For example, a GET request for Invoices could return:
    {
    "Id": "xxx",
    "Status": "OK",
    "TotalRecords": 6721,
    "Invoices": [
    ....
    ]
    }

    The use case for this is if I have an application that wants to display invoices to the user (without data replicating into the app), I'd like to display those in a paginated list. But there's no way for the app to know how many pages of Xero…

    68 votes
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  13. API access to General Ledger report

    Please add the GL report to the API Reports list

    63 votes
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  14. Purchase Order (where) filter

    It is essential for our product to be able to filter Purchase Order by Contact, just like the Invoice end-point;
    Furthermore, having a symmetrical capabilities in "major" end points is a believe important to have - http://developer.xero.com/documentation/getting-started/http-requests-and-responses/#title3.

    59 votes
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  15. 59 votes
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  16. Allow querying the MFA state for users via the API

    It's great that xero supports MFA and I would like to query which users have MFA enabled (or more importantly which don't) and import into our SOC so we can ensure that all accounts are protected.

    Given how big a target a finance platform like Xero is for business email compromise and phishing scenarios and how critical MFA is in preventing these attacks - being able to collect this information and easily catch unprotected accounts is very useful.

    52 votes
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  17. Give the API the ability to provide the minimum of every report that Xero has

    I have found an awesome tool by Quick Win Development (http://www.quickwindevelopment.com/) that allows us to extract data via the API straight into Excel.

    Because 80% plus of the reports I ever generate in Xero are exported directly to Excel, please can Xero build into the API the ability to replicate every report currently supplied by Xero, as a bare minimum seeing as though the Reports are diabolical compared to other accounting systems. Particularly for me the P&L by month for a start/end date period.

    Thanks
    Murray

    51 votes
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  18. 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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  19. add line item ids to receipts/expense claims (and credit notes) on GET and POST successful responses

    as with the similar suggestion for manual journals, this would make it possible to keep data in sync between Xero and other systems. Without this ID, if anything so much as the status or one letter in the description changes, there's no way to truly verify you have all the correct lineitems without dumping them all and injecting them again from scratch. yes there are some workarounds, but they all have failure points somewhere without these IDs.

    47 votes
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  20. Include statementLineID in Bank Statement report

    In lieu of a Bank Statement endpoint, including the statementLineID in Bank Statement report would be really helpful

    We present a view of the Xero bank statement and show the bank account balance in some of our reports. It's difficult to reliably keep the bank statement in sync without some kind of unique ID on the statement line.

    46 votes
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