We’ve just released a free update to fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) v2, our FileMaker solution that integrates with the Xero Cloud Accounting software, to support for Xero Webhooks for both the FileMaker Data API and PHP API. We had hoped to include this with v2 when it was released earlier this year but are pleased to now make this functionality available as a free update to existing customers.
Webhooks allow you to subscribe to automatically receive notifications from Xero when certain events happen – at present this is limited to Contacts and Invoices events. You can receive notifications when Contacts and Invoices are either created or updated and have fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) automatically update the Contact/Invoice or create the new Contact/Invoice.
This is particularly helpful when an Invoice has been paid in Xero and you wish to have the corresponding Invoice in FileMaker updated to reflect this. Using the supplied PHP Webhooks files and either the FileMaker Data API or the PHP API you can receive these notification from Xero and have the changes automatically reflected in your FileMaker system.
For further details on setting up Xero Webhooks see our fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) v2 Webhooks page for full details. We also have a video showing the setup and use of Xero Webhooks on our fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) videos page (or watch directly on YouTube here)
The full list of changes are listed in the version history notes here. Existing customers can download this version from the link on your original order email (contact us if you need the link to be reset etc).