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(Visual Basic 6.0) QuickBooks - Query Employees

Demonstrates how to query the QuickBooks employee data.

For more information, see https://developer.intuit.com/app/developer/qbo/docs/api/accounting/all-entities/employee#query-an-employee

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' This example assumes the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
' See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

' Get our previously obtained OAuth2 access token, which should contain JSON like this:
' {
'   "expires_in": 3600,
'   "x_refresh_token_expires_in": 8726400,
'   "refresh_token": "L011546037639r ... 3vR2DrbOmg0Sdagw",
'   "access_token": "eyJlbmMiOiJBMTI4Q0 ... oETJEMbeggg",
'   "token_type": "bearer"
' }

Dim jsonToken As New ChilkatJsonObject
Dim success As Long
success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/qb-access-token.json")

Dim rest As New ChilkatRest

' Connect using TLS.
' A single REST object, once connected, can be used for many Quickbooks REST API calls.
' The auto-reconnect indicates that if the already-established HTTPS connection is closed,
' then it will be automatically re-established as needed.
Dim bAutoReconnect As Long
bAutoReconnect = 1
success = rest.Connect("sandbox-quickbooks.api.intuit.com",443,1,bAutoReconnect)
If (success <> 1) Then
    Debug.Print rest.LastErrorText
    Exit Sub
End If

Dim sbAuth As New ChilkatStringBuilder
success = sbAuth.Append("Bearer ")
success = sbAuth.Append(jsonToken.StringOf("access_token"))
rest.Authorization = sbAuth.GetAsString()

success = rest.AddHeader("Accept","application/json")
rest.AllowHeaderFolding = 0

Dim query As String
query = "select * from Employee"
success = rest.AddQueryParam("query",query)
success = rest.AddQueryParam("minorversion","45")

' The company ID is 123146096291789
Dim responseBody As String
responseBody = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET","/v3/company/123146096291789/query")
If (rest.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    Debug.Print rest.LastErrorText
    Exit Sub
End If

' We should expect a 200 response if successful.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) Then
    Debug.Print "Request Header: "
    Debug.Print rest.LastRequestHeader
    Debug.Print "----"
    Debug.Print "Response StatusCode = " & rest.ResponseStatusCode
    Debug.Print "Response StatusLine: " & rest.ResponseStatusText
    Debug.Print "Response Header:"
    Debug.Print rest.ResponseHeader
    Debug.Print responseBody
    Exit Sub
End If

' Load the JSON response into a JSON object for parsing.
' A sample JSON response is shown below.
Dim json As New ChilkatJsonObject
success = json.Load(responseBody)

' Show the full JSON response.
json.EmitCompact = 0
Debug.Print json.Emit()

' Use this online tool to generate parsing code from sample JSON: 
' Generate Parsing Code from JSON

' These will be used for parsing date/time strings..
Dim dtime As New CkDateTime
Dim bLocalTime As Long
bLocalTime = 1
Dim dt As DtObj

' Iterate over each account returned.
Dim numRecords As Long
numRecords = json.SizeOfArray("QueryResponse.Employee")
Dim i As Long
i = 0
Do While i < numRecords

    json.I = i
    Debug.Print "DisplayName: " & json.StringOf("QueryResponse.Employee[i].DisplayName")
    Debug.Print "Id: " & json.StringOf("QueryResponse.Employee[i].Id")
    Debug.Print "Active: " & json.BoolOf("QueryResponse.Employee[i].Active")

    ' Load the CreateTime into a CkDateTime...
    success = dtime.SetFromTimestamp(json.StringOf("QueryResponse.Employee[i].MetaData.CreateTime"))
    Set dt = dtime.GetDtObj(bLocalTime)
    Debug.Print dt.Month & "/" & dt.Day & "/" & dt.Year & "  " & dt.Hour & ":" & dt.Minute

    ' The the birth year, month, and day, if it exists.
    ' The BirthDate contains something like this: "1985-09-11"
    If (json.HasMember("QueryResponse.Employee[i].BirthDate") = 1) Then
        Dim sTab As New ChilkatStringTable
        success = sTab.SplitAndAppend(json.StringOf("QueryResponse.Employee[i].BirthDate"),"-",1,1)
        Dim year As String
        year = sTab.StringAt(0)
        Dim month As String
        month = sTab.StringAt(1)
        Dim day As String
        day = sTab.StringAt(2)
        Debug.Print "BirthDate: " & month & "/" & day & "/" & year
    End If

    Debug.Print "----"
    i = i + 1
Loop

Debug.Print "Success."

' ------------------------------------------------------
' The JSON response looks like this:

' {
'   "QueryResponse": {
'     "Employee": [
'       {
'         "BillableTime": false,
'         "domain": "QBO",
'         "sparse": false,
'         "Id": "55",
'         "SyncToken": "0",
'         "MetaData": {
'           "CreateTime": "2016-09-15T11:21:48-07:00",
'           "LastUpdatedTime": "2016-09-15T11:21:48-07:00"
'         },
'         "GivenName": "Emily",
'         "FamilyName": "Platt",
'         "DisplayName": "Emily Platt",
'         "PrintOnCheckName": "Emily Platt",
'         "Active": true
'       },
'       {
'         "BillableTime": false,
'         "BirthDate": "1985-09-11",
'         "HiredDate": "2016-08-17",
'         "domain": "QBO",
'         "sparse": false,
'         "Id": "54",
'         "SyncToken": "1",
'         "MetaData": {
'           "CreateTime": "2016-09-15T11:21:28-07:00",
'           "LastUpdatedTime": "2016-09-15T11:46:26-07:00"
'         },
'         "GivenName": "John",
'         "FamilyName": "Johnson",
'         "DisplayName": "John Johnson",
'         "PrintOnCheckName": "John Johnson",
'         "Active": true,
'         "PrimaryPhone": {
'           "FreeFormNumber": "(540) 555-9645"
'         }
'       },
'       {
'         "SSN": "XXX-XX-XXXX",
'         "PrimaryAddr": {
'           "Id": "98",
'           "Line1": "45 N. Elm Street",
'           "City": "Middlefield",
'           "CountrySubDivisionCode": "CA",
'           "PostalCode": "93242"
'         },
'         "BillableTime": false,
'         "domain": "QBO",
'         "sparse": false,
'         "Id": "60",
'         "SyncToken": "0",
'         "MetaData": {
'           "CreateTime": "2016-10-25T14:08:18-07:00",
'           "LastUpdatedTime": "2016-10-25T14:08:18-07:00"
'         },
'         "GivenName": "John",
'         "FamilyName": "Meuller",
'         "DisplayName": "John Meuller",
'         "PrintOnCheckName": "John Meuller",
'         "Active": true,
'         "PrimaryPhone": {
'           "FreeFormNumber": "408-525-1234"
'         }
'       }
'     ],
'     "startPosition": 1,
'     "maxResults": 3
'   },
'   "time": "2016-10-25T14:18:38.487-07:00"
' 

 

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