Price list API

Can we get some info on likelihood of this API coming any time soon?

It seems pretty basic that external apps should be able to create invoices using items from the price list. I don’t believe this is possible at the moment. This is very limiting and error-prone as you have to duplicate the price list elsewhere.

We need to create integrated solutions for invoicing and taking payment with freeagent at the back end, and things like this make it rather painful.

That said, we’re planning to give our API some much-needed TLC

I’m afraid Free Agent have been using this phrase for a few months now. But
what we haven’t seen are any material improvements to the API yet…

and I’m compiling a list of Feature Requests on our Public Trello Board

You have no end of ways of tracking demand for requests: forum posts,
Trello boards, comments on the website. Some of the issues have been around
for years and have no end of “upvotes” and “+1s”. But Free Agent makes no
progress on the issues…also for years. Why should we participate in all
this “community” stuff if Free Agent as an organisation is not going to
listen and reciprocate with action?

There are no end of comments on the forum where people are saying “what’s
up with this request”. There are bugs in the API that are unresolved many
months after being reported.

Free Agent is a commercial, paid-for SaaS proposition, and the API is part
of the feature set. The API should be complete (i.e. handle everything that
it is possible to do via the web interface), and it should be bug free.
This is a minimum requirement.

Hi,

What is the latest with this request?

How do developer create invoices in FA using stock items?

The fact that we are unable to do so means someone needs to manually create
adjustments to ensure the stock is drawn down.

We definitely need the ability to create invoices using stock items.

Thanks.

-Paul.On Monday, 3 March 2014 13:38:11 UTC, Marc Palmer wrote:

On 3 Mar 2014, at 09:37, Jonathan Barrett <jona...@freeagent.com <javascript:>> wrote:

Thanks for the feedback guys,

This isn’t the first time we’ve had this request, and I’ve noted your
interest along with the others.

It would definitely be helpful to see some more examples of how people
are (or would like to) use stock or price list items via the API.

The use case for me is very simple:

Creating invoices via the API with invoice items that are retrieved from
the price list.

I haven’t checked but I suspect invoice items are composed manually
(description + unit price + unit of measure + default quantity) like they
are in the FreeAgent UI.

I suspect this is not the best way to do it in future, and that creating
invoice items from a price list item by price list item ID would be
“safer”.

Think “Canned invoice generator” apps. I want to be able to have users
raise invoices from an iPhone app where they can just choose an item from
the price list and boom the invoice is raised.

Marc
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Thanks for the feedback guys,

This isn’t the first time we’ve had this request, and I’ve noted your interest along with the others.

It would definitely be helpful to see some more examples of how people are (or would like to) use stock or price list items via the API.

The use case for me is very simple:

Creating invoices via the API with invoice items that are retrieved from the price list.

I haven’t checked but I suspect invoice items are composed manually (description + unit price + unit of measure + default quantity) like they are in the FreeAgent UI.

I suspect this is not the best way to do it in future, and that creating invoice items from a price list item by price list item ID would be “safer”.

Think “Canned invoice generator” apps. I want to be able to have users raise invoices from an iPhone app where they can just choose an item from the price list and boom the invoice is raised.

Marc
~ ~ ~
Marc Palmer
Freelancer (iOS/UX)

Blog: http://transition.io
Twitter: http://twitter.com/transition_io
App.Net: https://alpha.app.net/transition_io
About: http://marcpalmer.net

Hi Paul,

I’m afraid it’s not currently possible to add stock items to your invoices
via the API.

That said, we’re planning to give our API some much-needed TLC and I’m
compiling a list of Feature Requests on our Public Trello
Board

I’ve created a card for your request - Could you add a “vote” to the card,
so we can track demand:

I’ll be sure to update this thread with any news.

Thanks,
Dave JOn Monday, 26 January 2015 20:49:38 UTC, paul...@mahoetrading.com wrote:

Hi,

What is the latest with this request?

How do developer create invoices in FA using stock items?

The fact that we are unable to do so means someone needs to manually
create adjustments to ensure the stock is drawn down.

We definitely need the ability to create invoices using stock items.

Thanks.

-Paul.

On Monday, 3 March 2014 13:38:11 UTC, Marc Palmer wrote:

On 3 Mar 2014, at 09:37, Jonathan Barrett jona...@freeagent.com wrote:

Thanks for the feedback guys,

This isn’t the first time we’ve had this request, and I’ve noted your
interest along with the others.

It would definitely be helpful to see some more examples of how people
are (or would like to) use stock or price list items via the API.

The use case for me is very simple:

Creating invoices via the API with invoice items that are retrieved from
the price list.

I haven’t checked but I suspect invoice items are composed manually
(description + unit price + unit of measure + default quantity) like they
are in the FreeAgent UI.

I suspect this is not the best way to do it in future, and that creating
invoice items from a price list item by price list item ID would be
“safer”.

Think “Canned invoice generator” apps. I want to be able to have users
raise invoices from an iPhone app where they can just choose an item from
the price list and boom the invoice is raised.

Marc
~ ~ ~
Marc Palmer
Freelancer (iOS/UX)

Blog: http://transition.io
Twitter: http://twitter.com/transition_io
App.Net http://twitter.com/transition_ioApp.Net:
https://alpha.app.net/transition_io
About: http://marcpalmer.net

Hi Marc,

The price list isn’t available via the API at the moment. As you suggest,
the best way to handle this is to hold a copy of the price list locally and
create invoices from that.

Kind regards,

GraemeOn 23 February 2014 11:29, Marc Palmer lists@anyware.co.uk wrote:

Can we get some info on likelihood of this API coming any time soon?

It seems pretty basic that external apps should be able to create invoices
using items from the price list. I don’t believe this is possible at the
moment. This is very limiting and error-prone as you have to duplicate the
price list elsewhere.

We need to create integrated solutions for invoicing and taking payment
with freeagent at the back end, and things like this make it rather painful.


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Just wanted to plus 1 what Marc was saying, this seems like the perfect use
of an API to allow read write to stock and price list. The idea of even
manually working with a dozen or so products with stock on a regular basis
and updating them in at least 2 locations will lead to errors (as we are
finding out). Expand that out to hundred or so products and it makes it
unworkable and the feature in FreeAgent becomes redundant. It would be
interesting to see some example use cases of people successfully using
stock control in FreeAgent?

TimOn Monday, February 24, 2014 10:05:39 AM UTC, Graeme Boyd wrote:

Hi Marc,

The price list isn’t available via the API at the moment. As you suggest,
the best way to handle this is to hold a copy of the price list locally and
create invoices from that.

Kind regards,

Graeme

On 23 February 2014 11:29, Marc Palmer <li...@anyware.co.uk <javascript:>>wrote:

Can we get some info on likelihood of this API coming any time soon?

It seems pretty basic that external apps should be able to create
invoices using items from the price list. I don’t believe this is possible
at the moment. This is very limiting and error-prone as you have to
duplicate the price list elsewhere.

We need to create integrated solutions for invoicing and taking payment
with freeagent at the back end, and things like this make it rather painful.


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Thanks for the feedback guys,

This isn’t the first time we’ve had this request, and I’ve noted your
interest along with the others.

It would definitely be helpful to see some more examples of how people are
(or would like to) use stock or price list items via the API.

-JOn Friday, 28 February 2014 12:23:05 UTC, Tim Nash wrote:

Just wanted to plus 1 what Marc was saying, this seems like the perfect
use of an API to allow read write to stock and price list. The idea of even
manually working with a dozen or so products with stock on a regular basis
and updating them in at least 2 locations will lead to errors (as we are
finding out). Expand that out to hundred or so products and it makes it
unworkable and the feature in FreeAgent becomes redundant. It would be
interesting to see some example use cases of people successfully using
stock control in FreeAgent?

Tim

On Monday, February 24, 2014 10:05:39 AM UTC, Graeme Boyd wrote:

Hi Marc,

The price list isn’t available via the API at the moment. As you
suggest, the best way to handle this is to hold a copy of the price list
locally and create invoices from that.

Kind regards,

Graeme

On 23 February 2014 11:29, Marc Palmer li...@anyware.co.uk wrote:

Can we get some info on likelihood of this API coming any time soon?

It seems pretty basic that external apps should be able to create
invoices using items from the price list. I don’t believe this is possible
at the moment. This is very limiting and error-prone as you have to
duplicate the price list elsewhere.

We need to create integrated solutions for invoicing and taking payment
with freeagent at the back end, and things like this make it rather painful.


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We have just released support for Price List Items: