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’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here, the online invoice url is now available via the API!
Thanks for your patience.
Product Owner – Developer Platform
Aron Kansal commented
I agree, it would be extremely helpful to be able to provide this url via the API.
We need this ASAP, please offer it.
Anton Koukine commented
I disagree it is of limited value. Invoices can be emailed by getting PDF from Xero API and then emailing them directly using vendor's systems. Including Online Invoice URL will be a very valuable asset!
Josh from xocashflow commented
Firstly, congratulations on rolling out this important feature.
The exposure of the URL offers huge value to the 1000s of Xero members who use any sort of email reminder system in connection with Xero. DebtorDaddy, xocashflow, CashflowBuilder and other similar add-ons will become vastly more useful by the ability to deliver links to live invoices that can be paid right away; and doing so will also make the PayPal integration a great deal more popular.
For these add-ons, the timing of the URL's generation is fine. They would sync this down after the invoice is sent but before a reminder goes out.
For Xero's part, it would also make migrating to Xero a more attractive option for those who do use reminder systems that tack in to multiple accounting packages, as few others would have interactive invoices available at this time.
Thanks in advance for your consideration of this suggestion.