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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

    1,665 votes
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    128 comments  ·  Banking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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. Quotes via the API

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

    1,308 votes
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    174 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.

    841 votes
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    106 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

    758 votes
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    84 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/>

    525 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.

    291 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.

    279 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    240 votes
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  9. 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

    236 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 213 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.

    184 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. 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.

    116 votes
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    not planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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  ·  20 comments  ·  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. Single Sign on provider

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

    97 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. update archived contacts

    Being able to update or unarchive contacts via the api

    92 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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!

    92 votes
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