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  1. Allow the Demo Company to be reset without data - like a trial account

    As a developer I have to test against the Demo Company as it has no limits. Unfortunately it has pre-populated data that makes testing more difficult. It would be nice to reset the Demo Company with the default Chart of Accounts but no ledger entries and all account balances as 0 so we can follow changes easily after making API calls.

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  2. Simplify Testing - Endpoint to reset all demo account data

    In order to build solid, tested systems, we need to run end-to-end tests on our apps.

    Proposal - Create a custom endpoint only for "Demo Accounts" that will flush every bit of data.

    It's easier to create data in xero than to delete it. This will allow a reset before integration tests are run. We can then seed new data and run tests as expected.

    This will also allow projects with multiple developers to get their own test accounts setup and more easily match the rest of the team's.

    Please vote this up.

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  3. in the .Net change the string options to enums that would be readable and faster in coding and very easy

    you have a lot of string types like:
    Account Status Codes 1-ACTIVE 2-ARCHIVED .
    it will be very easy and readable and you don't need to remember all the codes if it was an ENUM please consider it. thanks in advance

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  4. Expand Application API History

    The Application API History is very useful. I suggest extending the amount of data held in the Application History and make it searchable.
    https://app.xero.com/Application/History

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  5. Make the GST type (e.g. Payments / Invoices / None) readable by API (Financial Settings -> GST)

    Allowing developers the ability to programatically access the GST type would allow us to create applications that allow accountants the ability to efficiently & automatically group entity types for easier reporting.

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  6. have a SoapUI project with all the API calls INCLUDING the initial authorization.

    Would love to have a SoapUI project that has examples of calls of all the APIs. This should include the initial authorization steps. A huge benefit is this shows actual REST calls and is completely language independent. It would be a huge help for those of us getting started. It would also be very easy to update as the underlying API's change.

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  7. Global Search Ability money idea

    Hi Xero, In ten years time, wish new management will delegate a new project for their own benefits: implement "combinatorial search terms like google drive" in your global search function in Xero Practice Manager. Combinatorial search terms are like " Client first name , last name and ITR 2017" to instantly bring up search result showing "income tax returns 2017 for John Doe".

    I wish your "Jobs" function in Xero Practice Manager allows attaching "attachments" to each job similar to Gmail for better workflow management.

    Please share management to implement for your own benefits.

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  8. support in XeroAPI.Net for VS 2012 App Store projects

    Support in XeroAPI.Net for VS 2012 App Store projects

    Even though you can build App Store solutions with this XeroAPI.Net library and they run, they fail certification because the cryptography calls used are not part of the windows store API. A proper additional target platform build is required.

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  9. Grails plugin, Yes Please!

    Grails is the Rails for Java developers. Making a Xero Plugin for Grails would open up a ton of new SaaS companies for you as customers who want to integrate their SaaS grails application billing right into Xero. Like me! :D

    http://grails.org/Creating+Plugins

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Windows executable uploads invoice to xero

    I want a windows executable that takes a csv file in a particular format and uploads it to Xero.

    I can then simply configure third party software such as excel to simply execute the executable and upload an invoice.

    I shouldnt have to goto the trouble of writing a heap of code to achieve this.

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  12. to have an "activity" button or tab, that shows in descending order all the activity you have done on Xero for the day (like a history tab),

    Make it 'clickable' so you can go back to transactions that may need editing, or to remember how you handled a credit note etc. This would be great for people not that familiar with Xero.

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  13. Issue on Put method for creating a tracking option - Python

    I want to create a tracking option ((i.e) Add tracking option) under the respective tracking category, using Xero tracking category API for my organisation. But while creating data using 'put' Requests method, it is not creating.

    I am using the below condition in python:

    response = requests.put(url=url, auth=oauth, data=xml_string)

    I want to know, what is the format for the data to be updated in the requests, for both content type xml/text and application/json.

    xml_string and url, I given is below:

    xml_string='<Option><Name>S11963</Name></Option>'
    url = 'https://api.xero.com/api.xro/2.0/TrackingCategories/{Tracking_Category}/Options';

    where Tracking_Category='620815a2-a7c6-4b85-8b01-ffb254ab34ad'

    Error: <ApiException xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema&quot; xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">\r\n <ErrorNumber>500</ErrorNumber>\r\n <Type>UnknownErrorException</Type>\r\n <Message>An error…

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  14. Add User element to Invoices API to allow Suppliers to approve system generated invoices

    I'd like to generate draft invoices for my subcontractors via xero, and let them review and submit the invoice.

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