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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

    1,558 votes
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    124 comments  ·  Banking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve now launched our new bank feeds API (https://www.xero.com/blog/2018/09/xero-opens-banks-feeds-faster-platform-growth/) that will allow financial institutes globally to build direct bank feeds that deliver statements into Xero.

    The bank feeds API (https://developer.xero.com/documentation/bank-feeds-api/) is a closed API that is only available to financial institutions that have an established financial services partnership with Xero.

    The first integrations that are taking advantage of this new API are leading UK fintechs Tide, Starling, TransferWise and Revolut (https://www.xero.com/blog/2018/11/uk-banking-connections-fintech-integrations/), who all have live integrations available now.

    Further updates will be provided here in early 2019 regarding a publicly available API for the import of statements that leverages what we’ve built for financial institutes.

  2. Quotes via the API

    Provide an API for the recently released quotes feature in Xero (http://help.xero.com/QuotesMain)

    1,241 votes
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    153 comments  ·  Quotes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Repeating invoices via the API

    Be able to create and manage repeating invoices (http://help.xero.com/#Accounts_RepeatingInvoice) via the API.

    807 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Budget summary report by budget

    The current budget summary API report (http://blog.xero.com/developer/api/reports/#BudgetSummary) returns the overall budget summary report. Within Xero, you can create additional budgets which can be filtered by tracking category. This request is to:
    - Provide a Budgets API endpoint
    - Allow the budget summary report be filtered by budget

    734 votes
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    80 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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/>

    510 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    283 votes
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    not planned  ·  14 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. when contacts are merged show this status for the API

    When merging contacts the system seems to treat them as a delete so we can’t differentiate them from a full delete. Ideally they should show a status of merged and the ID of the contact they were merged with that way we could perform the same action in the CRM of merging the contacts history rather than deleting them.

    260 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Expose which user connected the organization via OAuth

    Currently, we have no idea which user connected via OAuth. In other platforms (QB for once), you get details (especially email) of the user, and can design behavior based on it. In Xero, we get all the data on the users (with the new email address field), but we don't which user connected. If this will be exposed, it will give the developers more tools to create a more specific experience for the users

    232 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. oAuth 2.0

    Any chance Xero will support oAuth2.0 ?

    oAuth1.0 and it's payload signing doesn't work very well in various environments including node.js

    With rest of the world moving to oAuth 2.0 - I hope XERO does too

    225 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 212 votes
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    68 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. add custom fields to contacts

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

    182 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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).

    147 votes
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    not planned  ·  14 comments  ·  Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    135 votes
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    not planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 133 votes
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    not planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    115 votes
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    not planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    113 votes
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    not planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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

    105 votes
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    not planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. update archived contacts

    Being able to update or unarchive contacts via the api

    91 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add read-only access to accounting numbers for use in other systems

    I have an internal system that handles all the other metrics for our business, but the financial data is missing.

    We could either hand-enter the necessary data or build some sort of import functionality, but it would be best to query Xero directly so I can use that data in my internal system.

    Thanks for listening!

    91 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Single Sign on provider

    Allow users to sign into 3rd party applications using Xero as a single sign on provider (probably through OpenID).

    91 votes
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