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Zoho Inventory: Enable Tracking using the API

One of these articles because I spent so long trying different snippets of code to enable tracking when using Deluge code to create an item in Zoho Inventory:
Zoho Inventory: Enable Tracking using the API

Who uses ZohoInventory for anything else than tracking stock...?

So the quick answer is one missing parameter to send through which is "item_type=inventory"... A little longer, is do ensure you have Zoho Inventory enabled.

But to flesh that out a little more along with setting the other options under "Advanced Tracking"

// get chart of accounts to use
r_ChartOfAccounts = invokeurl
	url :"" + v_BooksOrgID
	type :GET
m_Accounts = Map();
	for each  r_Account in r_ChartOfAccounts.get("chartofaccounts")
// build the update or create request
m_CreateBooksItem = Map();
// key here to enable inventory tracking
// other less important values to include re purchase information
m_CreateBooksItem.put("inventory_account_id",m_Accounts.get("Inventory Asset").toLong());
m_CreateBooksItem.put("purchase_account_id",m_Accounts.get("Cost of Goods Sold").toLong());
// advanced tracking ones
// let's try creating it
r_CreateItem = zoho.inventory.createRecord("items",v_BooksOrgID,m_CreateBooksItem,"zinventory");
info r_CreateItem.get("message");
  1.  // 
  2.  // get chart of accounts to use 
  3.  r_ChartOfAccounts = invokeUrl 
  4.  [ 
  5.      url :"" + v_BooksOrgID 
  6.      type :GET 
  7.      connection:"zinventory" 
  8.  ]
  9.  m_Accounts = Map()
  10.  if(!isnull(r_ChartOfAccounts.get("chartofaccounts"))) 
  11.  { 
  12.      for each  r_Account in r_ChartOfAccounts.get("chartofaccounts") 
  13.      { 
  14.          m_Accounts.put(r_Account.get("account_name"),r_Account.get("account_id"))
  15.      } 
  16.  } 
  17.  // 
  18.  // build the update or create request 
  19.  m_CreateBooksItem = Map()
  20.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("name",v_ItemTitle)
  21.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("sku",v_ItemSKU)
  22.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("rate",v_ItemPrice.toDecimal())
  23.  // 
  24.  // key here to enable inventory tracking 
  25.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("item_type","inventory")
  26.  // 
  27.  // other less important values to include re purchase information 
  28.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("product_type","goods")
  29.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("reorder_level",0)
  30.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("available_stock",v_QuantityAvailable.toLong())
  31.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("initial_stock",v_Quantity.toLong())
  32.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("initial_stock_rate",v_ItemPrice.toDecimal())
  33.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("inventory_account_id",m_Accounts.get("Inventory Asset").toLong())
  34.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("purchase_rate",v_PurchaseRate.toDecimal())
  35.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("purchase_account_id",m_Accounts.get("Cost of Goods Sold").toLong())
  36.  // 
  37.  // advanced tracking ones 
  38.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("track_serial_number",true)
  39.  m_CreateBooksItem.put("track_batch_number",true)
  40.  // 
  41.  // let's try creating it 
  42.  r_CreateItem = zoho.inventory.createRecord("items",v_BooksOrgID,m_CreateBooksItem,"zinventory")
  43.  info "ITEM CREATE RESPONSE FOR " + v_ItemID; 
  44.  info r_CreateItem.get("message")

Error(s) Encountered
  • items with opening stock cannot be deleted, set the opening stock to zero: Guess who's going to have their opening stock set to zero, save the record, then delete it.

Category: Zoho :: Article: 848

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