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  1. Repeating invoices via the API

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. Get the list of projects and invoices / bills lines attached

    Currently, it is not possible to get the list of invoices / bills lines attached to a project. Neither via a report nor via API.

    It's only possible to get the list of invoices for a particular project in the GUI and we are not even able to get an extract of that info.

    We are using other operational systems and need to use this info. Plus, we would like to point out all invoices where there is no project attached and this is currently impossible.

    That would be awesome if we could extract this via API.

    Thank you

    89 votes
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  4. Expose Check Number(s) to API

    Today, we use another system for writting checks and we need to add the check information to Xero.

    The API allows us to create an invoice for the check and then upload the invoice. However, the API does not allow us to associate a bank account and then check number with the payment of the invoice.

    I know that there is some reason that this the case. There could be an instance where a user tries to associate a previously used check number to the invoice payment. If Xero were to throw a blanket error (eg, "Some of the transactions…

    74 votes
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  5. Add Total Record Count to GET Request Responses

    It would be useful to have a total record count in the response when executing GET requests against the Xero Accounting API, especially in those instances where paging is being used.

    For example, a GET request for Invoices could return:
    {
    "Id": "xxx",
    "Status": "OK",
    "TotalRecords": 6721,
    "Invoices": [
    ....
    ]
    }

    The use case for this is if I have an application that wants to display invoices to the user (without data replicating into the app), I'd like to display those in a paginated list. But there's no way for the app to know how many pages of Xero…

    55 votes
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  6. Emailing an invoice - Select Template

    Allow selection of email template from the API when emailing an invoice.

    POST https://api.xero.com/api.xro/2.0/Invoices/aa682059-c8ec-44b9-bc7f-344c94e1ffae/Email
    Body:
    {"Template": "3d4a46af-bb29-481a-85e1-37f59f0724d6"}

    35 votes
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  7. Be able to email attachments on invoices

    When I send invoices to customers I have to attach the correlating support data to the invoice. At the moment I can attach the support data but I can't email it out from Xero. I therefore have to download each invoice and then manually generate an email from my email system for each customer in order to attach the data and invoice in a single email... a laborious process at the start of each month!
    Life would be so much better if I could email attachments along with the invoice directly from Xero. This functionality is literally the only thing…

    31 votes
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  8. Apply Branding Theme by name

    Currently only way to add a Branding Theme to an invoice via API is by specifying the BrandingThemeID parameter.
    This is rather impractical as BrandingThemeID has to be unique across all of Xero, so if you hardcode the ID for your real Xero organization, when you go to try something with your demo organization, this will fail as ID is not the same, even if the name is.

    On the other had Xero already forces you to have unique names for your branding themes, but these are supposedly only unique within your organization, so you could have a Branding Theme…

    31 votes
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  9. Posting receipt of payments on Invoices or downloading of receipt pdf of the payment

    On XERO online portal, when we add a payment we can send a receipt to customers email. Similar way can we have this feature via api. Either by posting receipt on payment acceptance or download receipt pdf of payment. This is something must have feature.

    25 votes
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  10. 25 votes
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  11. update tracking category for PAID invoice via api

    Since the operator has the ability to update any PAID invoice's tracking category and account code for any line items, then it should be also doable via API.

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  12. Add page size/limit to paging GET requests

    It would be useful to be able to specify the page size when executing paging requests for the various API GET resources. Currently, the page size is 100, but can't be changed. The issue is that 100 records can still be a long callout if that includes related information.

    Being able to do something like:
    /Invoices?page=1&pageSize=50

    Or similar would be handy!

    23 votes
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  13. Send <Payments> together with <Invoice>

    We invoice just upon payment, so it would be nice to be able to send <Payments> together with <Invoice>, when creating it, so we don't need to do two separate calls for it.

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  14. Expose more invoice reminder settings

    The only invoice reminder setting exposed via the API is whether reminders are enabled for the organisation.

    This request is to expose more invoice reminder settings (e.g. rules, templates). Please let us know in the comments which settings you'd like exposed and whether you'd like to update them as well as retrieve them.

    19 votes
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  15. Apply same invoice due date logic like in the UI

    When creating invoices via Xero UI, contact and organization default due date rules are applied, which is great!
    But when creating invoices via API, due date field is left blank unless it's explicitly set in the API request. All this nice logic of applying contact and organization due date, in that order, is skipped for API created invoices, resulting in a rather inconsistent UX for end users.

    And to "use" that feature of Xero, each API application would need to reimplement same logic that Xero UI already has.

    I think keeping parity between UI and API would be very good…

    17 votes
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  16. allow ItemID to be specified when adding line items

    It seems to be possible to supply the ItemCode but not the ItemID. I guess the ID is unique for each item? It would be really great in my opinion if the API could be consistent and the ID field was always used to specify a join whenever you are creating or updating anything.

    Consider the following use case:

    A web app with integrations to xero to do all of the invoicing, and inventory price management. Contacts (users), orders (invoices) and products (items) are stored in the app, but also created in xero. The app then stores the xero id…

    16 votes
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  17. Add User element to Invoices API to allow Suppliers to approve system generated invoices

    Added to wrong section, moving here to Invoices.

    I'd like to generate draft Bills for my subcontractors via xero api, and let them review and submit the invoice. If the User element is exposed like it is in expense claims, then the invoices will be available to the users that it is attached to, and have the draft invoice role.

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  18. Add total discount on invoice

    My client need to add total discount on entire invoice rather than giving discount on each item.
    This would be great if we have such option.
    Thanks
    Sanjay

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  19. Allow support for html content in the line items description via API.

    When invoices are sent to XERO from ProWorkflow, the html characters are showing on the invoices as tags rather than getting rendered properly. Some of our customers who use ProWorkflow and XERO heavily also use the html content in their line item descriptions which obviously causes issues for them as the invoice doesn?t look the same anymore.

    I was wondering whether you guys had any thoughts or plans on how we can send html content in the line items over to XERO without stripping all the html characters and get them displayed properly in XERO?

    11 votes
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  20. Expose whether invoice reminders are enabled for a particular invoice

    This request is to expose a boolean value to determine whether invoice reminders are enabled for a particular invoice.

    Please let us know in the comments if you'd like to update this value as well as retrieve it.

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