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  1. Enable the upcoming Purchase Order module to link to outside applications

    My company has an app that services a very large niche market- all of those clients (tens of thousands) also need accounting. Our current app has rudimentary accounting in it but we are seeking to set up a sync with a dedicated cloud-app for all the accounting. Purchase Orders are crucial to this niche market and if we could sync them with Xero via api it would make a huge difference.

    (Provide GET/PUT/POST PurchaseOrders endpoint)

    607 votes
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      72 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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).

      462 votes
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        43 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to approve and send invoices via the API

        Have optional parameters when creating invoices via the API to approve invoices and send then immediately to the contact email address

        456 votes
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          49 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Apply discounts to line items

          The main Xero application now allows the application of a discount on a line item. While discounts on line items can be retrieved via the API (GET) it is not possible to create a discount via the API (PUT/POST). Add your votes here if this is something you would like to see.

          264 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • API Overpayments & Prepayments

            See the latest comments on this below

            225 votes
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              30 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow uploading of receipt (files) for expense claims

              Ability to upload a copy of a receipt to accompany an expense claim. Could be a scanned image or photo (JPG) taken of the receipt with your mobile phone.

              191 votes
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                15 comments  ·  Receipts & Expenses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow longer term OAuth access

                It would be great to have access to Xero that is useful for web applications and server processes - as described in the release notes :)

                165 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 162 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • be able to get customer balances via the API

                    for the purpose of knowing if a customer have overdue balances - so would need to return current balance and overdue amount.

                    158 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Inventory items: additional fields

                      There are a number of fields supported by inventory items within Xero, not yet exposed via the API:
                      - Name
                      - PurchaseDescription
                      - Quantity on hand
                      - Whether or not it should be 'tracked'
                      (+ a bunch of others)

                      This request is to track reading and creating / updating these fields via the API

                      156 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Items / Inventory  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 147 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • PUT/POST tracking categories and options

                          Be able to create tracking options via the API. Also when creating invoices via the API allow the creation of tracking options within Xero's existing tracking groups if they don't exist.

                          134 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  General Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • General Journal Improvements

                            1) include transaction source and id to be able to link back to the source document of the journal eg AP/AR invoice etc 2) allow endpoint to be filtered by accounting date to be able to get just a certain period.

                            129 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Journals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fixed assets API

                              Provide an API for the fixed assets module.

                              128 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  General Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’re pleased to announce that the Assets API has now been released: https://devblog.xero.com/assets-api-making-your-fixed-assets-restful-98f9eb42e2c5

                                Please give it a try and let us know if you have any feedback. This is only the beginning for the Assets API so please add new user voice requests if there are any specific features you’re still after,

                                The docs can be found here: https://developer.xero.com/documentation/assets-api/overview/

                                Cheers,
                                Adam

                              • A fully featured JSON API, with no XML requirements whatsoever.

                                Title says it all, pure JSON, nothing else. All the same features as the XML one, but at a different endpoint.

                                118 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  General Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow attachments of PDF on payable invoices

                                  Store supplier invoices with the invoice transaction in xero. Doubles as a storage system and makes retrieval much easier. Worth paying the upper price plan for

                                  118 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We have released the ability to attach files to AP invoices today: http://blog.xero.com/developer/v2-release-notes/

                                    There have been some comments about adding attachments to other documents in Xero. For now, only receipts and AP invoices are supported as in the main application, but any changes to this in the main application, we will work to reflect in the API.

                                    Any questions about using the attachment functionality, feel free to ask a question in our forum: https://community.xero.com/developer/

                                    Thanks

                                    Ronan

                                  • be able to get approved invoices in PDF format via the API

                                    Be able to query Xero with an invoice number and get a PDF returned of the approved invoice

                                    108 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Credit Notes: apply as invoice payment & refund

                                      At the moment, you can create a credit note via the API but you cannot:
                                      - Apply the credit note as a payment to an invoice
                                      - Apply a payment to the credit note (thus refunding the customer)

                                      100 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  Invoices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 76 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow adding Contacts to Contact Groups

                                          When you GET a Contact via the API you are returned the ContactGroups that they belong to. But if you try and update their ContactGroups with a PUT or POST the API will just ignore the ContactGroups XML element.

                                          It would be really useful for automating the organisation of Contacts, if you allowed us to update the ContactGroups for a Contact in a similar way that you can add LineItems to an Invoice.

                                          75 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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