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Notify URL When Stuff Changes in Xero - Webhooks

I'm requesting "web hooks" for the Xero API.

Here's how they work: Customer provides a URL (http://myserver.com/xero/changed) to Xero, and when something is changed, Xero notifies that URL, perhaps indicating which records have changed.

The Xero API provides methods that you can query and compare with previous results to see what has changed. However, this is not performant for large data sets, and detecting changes involves a lot of code.

The competition has it - web hooks are supported by QuickBooks. Let's get them in Xero - it's a superior product in every other way.

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    pdelaurentis shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re happy to announce that the invoice webhooks work has been completed! We now support both invoice and contact events.
    We know there are lots of other events in Xero that would be useful to you as webhooks. To help us prioritise which ones to focus on next, please create separate suggestions and vote on the ones you’d like to see us implement.

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      • Chris Rutherfurd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does the invoice events webhook support notifications when a payment or credit note is applied to the invoice and providing the ID number for the payment or credit note or does it only support showing invoices that are added or amended?

      • Chris Rutherfurd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does the invoice events webhook support notifications when a payment or credit note is applied to the invoice and providing the ID number for the payment or credit note or does it only support showing invoices that are added or amended?

      • mbremer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to be notified when a payment is made in order to update status in separate app.

      • Craig O'Shannessy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we please get a response on this? It's 7 years old, and there hasn't been an update for 4 months. We are a xero partner that quite desperately needs web hooks for invoices.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fantastic! We're interested in invoices, Primarily. Please, please, please, get this done ASAP :-)

      • Gareth Everson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fantastic - we're interested in the contacts, invoices and payments side of things for our own planned use of webhooks. Will look forwards to being in the loop on this as it rolls to beta.

        Thank you!

      • Chris Rutherfurd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd be very interested to know when this feature is planned on being expanded to include invoices. I am currently writing some bespoke software for a company that does all of its accounting in Xero but wants to manage the invoices from the bespoke software. As such need to be able to get updates in near real time as to when a payment has been recorded against an invoice through a bank reconciliation.

      • Ryan Marshall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please push "Payments" webhooks up the list - they're generally the most important piece of info we need to be notified by Xero

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