Announcing r-conomic

If you have ever tried to integrate with e-conomic you'll likely recognize that their API comes out pretty high on the How to make a crappy API checklist.

Luckily, if you're using Ruby, you can now use the r-conomic gem to handle SOAP and the other tedious bits for you.

I'll let the README do the talking while I head on over to my Working With Rails profile and finally check off the "Has published a Ruby gem" checkbox.

Usage example

economic = Economic::Session.new(123456, 'API', 'passw0rd')
economic.connect

# Find a debtor:
debtor = economic.debtors.find(101)

# Creating a debtor:
debtor = economic.debtors.build

debtor.number = economic.debtors.next_available_number
debtor.debtor_group_handle = { :number => 1 }
debtor.name = 'Bob'
debtor.vat_zone = 'HomeCountry' # HomeCountry, EU, Abroad
debtor.currency_handle = { :code => 'DKK' }
debtor.price_group_handle = { :number => 1 }
debtor.is_accessible = true
debtor.ci_number = '12345678'
debtor.term_of_payment_handle = { :id => 1 }
debtor.layout_handle = { :id => 16 }
debtor.save

# Create invoice for debtor:
invoice = economic.current_invoices.build
invoice.date = Time.now
invoice.due_date = Time.now + 15
invoice.exchange_rate = 100
invoice.is_vat_included = false

invoice_line = Economic::CurrentInvoiceLine.new
invoice_line.description = 'Line on invoice'
invoice_line.unit_handle = { :number => 1 }
invoice_line.product_handle = { :number => 101 }
invoice_line.quantity = 12
invoice_line.unit_net_price = 19.95
invoice.lines << invoice_line

invoice.save

How to enable e-conomic API access

You need to enable API access in e-conomic before you can, well, use the API. Otherwise you'll be getting access denied errors when connecting.

Just follow the instructions on e-copedia to enable the API Add-on module.

It doesn't do everything

Not even remotely... For now, limited to a small subset of all the available operations:

                   | Create | Read | Update
-------------------+--------+------+-------
Debtor             | X      | X    | X
CurrentInvoice     | X      | X    | X
CurrentInvoiceLine | X      | X    | X

Credits

Sponsored by Lokalebasen.dk