Zynk Workflow Documentation

The Upsert Credit Notes task allows you to create new and update existing credit notes in Xero. We recommend that the ExternalId field be populated by the unique ID of the credit notes from the source system, Zynk uses this field to track credit notes already imported to prevent duplicates being created in Xero.  

Any Xero fields not documented below are not supported with our imports. Examples of where in the XML the fields should appear are shown in the samples below.

Sample import file for creating or updating a credit note:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>
  <XeroCreditNote>
    <Id>8d362849-0a70-4b2d-85fe-7b54cdf251b2</Id>
    <ExternalId>29835</ExternalId>
    <Number>CN-0001</Number>
    <Contact>
      <Id>cea98f0f-af1a-4b23-ac1b-9584ba014dcb</Id>
      <ContactNumber>A1D001</ContactNumber>
    </Contact>
    <Type>AccountsPayable</Type>
    <Status>Submitted</Status>
    <LineAmountTypes>Exclusive</LineAmountTypes>
    <Date>2015-04-29T00:00:00</Date>
    <DueDate>2015-05-31T00:00:00</DueDate>
    <CurrencyCode>GBP</CurrencyCode>
    <CurrencyRate>1.000000</CurrencyRate>
    <Reference>Test Credit Note</Reference>
    <LineItems>
      <LineItem>
        <LineItemId>89575076-c07d-465c-bb9d-69a0b4d43384</LineItemId>
        <Description>Whiteboard - Drywipe (900 x 1200)</Description>
        <Quantity>1.0000</Quantity>
        <UnitAmount>20.0000</UnitAmount>
        <AccountCode>4000</AccountCode>
        <ItemCode>BOARD001</ItemCode>
        <TaxType>NONE</TaxType>
        <TaxAmount>0.00</TaxAmount>
        <LineAmount>20.00</LineAmount>
        <DiscountRate>0</DiscountRate>
        <Tracking />
      </LineItem>
    </LineItems>
  </XeroCreditNote>
</ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>

In each of the following sections most of the XML has been omitted to make the samples easier to read. The whole structure of the XML schema is used below as a reference of where fields should be in the object model.

Matching Credit Notes

Any of the following fields can be used to match the credit notes provided in the XML to existing credit notes in Xero. If you intend to update existing credit notes, at least one of these fields should be provided.

Xero Field XML Field  Example  Field Type  Field Length  Input  Notes
Credit Note ID Id 8d362849-0a70-4b2d-85fe-7b54cdf251b2 guid - Optional  
- ExternalId 29835 string 255 Optional Zynk stores a mapping between Xero’s credit note ID and the ExternalId,and will use this to look up the credit note ID.
Credit Note # Number CN-0001 string 255 Optional If this field is not provided, and no matching credit note is found based on the Id or ExternalId, a new credit note will be created and Xero will auto-generate the credit note number based on your settings.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>
  <XeroCreditNote>
    <Id>8d362849-0a70-4b2d-85fe-7b54cdf251b2</Id>
    <ExternalId>29835</ExternalId>
    <Number>CN-0001</Number>
  </XeroCreditNote>
</ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>

Credit Note Header

The following fields can be set on the credit note header.

Xero Field XML Field  Example  Field Type  Field Length  Input  Notes
To Contact/Id cea98f0f-af1a-4b23-ac1b-9584ba014dcb guid - Dependant Used to find the contact. Required if the contact number is not provided.
To Contact/ContactNumber A1D001 string 50 Dependant Used to find the contact. Required if the contact ID is not provided.
Date Date 2015-04-29T00:00:00 date/time - Optional The date should be provided in XSD format. If the Date is not provided, it will default to the current date based on the timezone setting of the organisation.
Due Date DueDate 2015-05-31T00:00:00 date/time - Optional The date should be provided in XSD format. If the DueDate is not provided, it will be set based on the contact’s terms.
Credit Note # Number CN-0001 string 255 Optional If this field is not provided, and no matching credit note is found based on the Id or ExternalId, a new credit note will be created and Xero will auto-generate the credit note number based on your settings.
Reference Reference Test Credit Note string 255 Optional  
Branding BrandingThemeId b99ac1d4-f527-42e5-8ec3-5a2f5b26c03e guid - Optional  
Currency CurrencyCode GBP string 3 Optional Use the three-letter ISO currency code.
Exchange Rate CurrencyRate 1.000000 decimal - Optional Used to control the exchange rate. Maximum 6 decimal places. Will default to the current exchange rate if not provided.
Amounts Are LineAmountTypes Exclusive enum - Optional Possible values are: Exclusive, Inclusive, NoTax. Defaults to Exclusive if not specified.
Status Status Submitted enum - Optional Possible values are: Draft, Submitted, Authorised, Deleted, Voided. Will default to Draft is not specified. The statuses that are valid to use depend on the current status of the credit note, see Xero’s documentation for more information.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>
  <XeroCreditNote>
    <Contact>
      <Id>cea98f0f-af1a-4b23-ac1b-9584ba014dcb</Id>
      <ContactNumber>A1D001</ContactNumber>
    </Contact>
    <Date>2015-04-29T00:00:00</Date>
    <DueDate>2015-05-31T00:00:00</DueDate>
    <Number>CN-0001</Number>
    <Reference>Test Credit Note</Reference>
    <BrandingThemeId>b99ac1d4-f527-42e5-8ec3-5a2f5b26c03e</BrandingThemeId>
    <CurrencyCode>GBP</CurrencyCode>
    <CurrencyRate>1.000000</CurrencyRate>
    <LineAmountTypes>Exclusive</LineAmountTypes>
    <Status>Submitted</Status>
  </XeroCreditNote>
</ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>

Credit Note Items

The following fields can be set on the credit note items.

Xero Field XML Field  Example  Field Type  Field Length  Input  Notes
- LineItemId 89575076-c07d-465c-bb9d-69a0b4d43384 guid - Optional The Xero generated identifier for a LineItem. If LineItemIDs are not included with line items when updating an existing invoice, the line items are deleted and recreated.
Item ItemCode BOARD001 string 30 Optional Used to find a matching item in Xero.
Description Description Whiteboard - Drywipe (900 x 1200) string 4000 Dependant A description is required to create an approved credit note.
Qty Quantity 1.0000 decimal - Optional  
Unit Price UnitAmount 20.0000 decimal - Optional  
Disc % DiscountRate 10 decimal - Optional  
Account AccountCode 200 string 10 Optional  
Tax Rate TaxType NONE string - Optional Will default to the tax rate of the selected account if not specified. See Xero’s documentation for a list of valid tax types.
Amount LineAmount 20.00 decimal - Optional Represents the line amount before tax. Will be calculated as Quantity * UnitAmount * ((100 - DiscountRate)/100) if not provided.
- TaxAmount 0 decimal - Optional Can be used to override the tax amount if the value calculated based on the TaxType and LineAmount is not correct.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>
  <XeroCreditNote>
    <LineItems>
      <LineItem>
        <LineItemId>89575076-c07d-465c-bb9d-69a0b4d43384</LineItemId>
        <ItemCode>BOARD001</ItemCode>
        <Description>Whiteboard - Drywipe (900 x 1200)</Description>
        <Quantity>1.0000</Quantity>
        <UnitAmount>20.0000</UnitAmount>
        <DiscountRate>10</DiscountRate>
        <AccountCode>200</AccountCode>
        <TaxType>NONE</TaxType>
        <LineAmount>20.00</LineAmount>
        <TaxAmount>0.00</TaxAmount>
      </LineItem>
    </LineItems>
  </XeroCreditNote>
</ArrayOfXeroCreditNote>

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