Entity is a type of location (a dimension) that is available in multi-entity shared companies only.

An entity can represent a business unit, company, division, legal entity, offices, and so forth.


Get Entity Object Definition

lookup

List all the fields and relationships for the entity object:

<lookup>
    <object>LOCATIONENTITY</object>
</lookup>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use LOCATIONENTITY

List Entities

query

List the Location ID, record number, and name for each entity:

<query>
    <object>LOCATIONENTITY</object>
    <select>
        <field>LOCATIONID</field>
        <field>NAME</field>
        <field>RECORDNO</field>
    </select>
</query>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use LOCATIONENTITY
select Required sequence One or more field names and an optional aggregate function such as count or sum. Returning all fields is not supported.
filter Optional object Query filter expression. Check the value of a single field using operators such as equalto/like, or multiple fields using and/or. Query fields on related objects using the dot operator (for example, VENDOR.CREDITLIMIT on APBILL).
orderby Optional object Provide an order element with a field name and choose an ascending or descending sort order, for example:
<order>
        <field>RECORDNO</field>
        <descending/>
</order>
options Optional object Set the caseinsensitive element to true for a case-insensitive query:
    <caseinsensitive>true</caseinsensitive>
In a multi-entity company, set the showprivate element to true to query data in private entities:
   <showprivate>true</showprivate>
pagesize Optional integer Custom page size between 1 and 2000 items (Default: 100)
offset Optional integer Point at which to start indexing into records (Default: 0)

List Entities (Legacy)

readByQuery

<readByQuery>
    <object>LOCATIONENTITY</object>
    <fields>*</fields>
    <query></query>
    <pagesize>100</pagesize>
</readByQuery>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use LOCATIONENTITY
fields Optional string Comma-separated list of fields on the object to list. For best performance and predictability, limit the number of fields. To return all fields, omit the element or provide * for the value.
query Required string SQL-like query based on fields on the object. The following operators are supported: <, >, >=, <=, =, like, not like, in, not in, IS NOT NULL, IS NULL, AND, OR. Illegal XML characters must be properly encoded, and single quotes must be escaped with backslashes ('Jane\'s Deli'). Joins are not supported.
pagesize Optional integer Custom page size between 1 and 1000 items (Default: 100)

query Fields

Name Required Type Description
STATUS Optional string Status. Use T for Active and F for Inactive.

Get Entity

read

<read>
    <object>LOCATIONENTITY</object>
    <keys>1</keys>
    <fields>*</fields>
</read>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use LOCATIONENTITY
keys Required string Department RECORDNO to get
fields Optional string Comma-separated list of fields on the object to get. For best performance and predictability, limit the number of fields. To return all fields, omit the element or provide * for the value.

Get Entity by Name

readByName

<readByName>
    <object>LOCATIONENTITY</object>
    <keys>100-US</keys>
    <fields>*</fields>
</readByName>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use LOCATIONENTITY
keys Required string Department DEPARTMENTID to get
fields Optional string Comma-separated list of fields on the object to get. For best performance and predictability, limit the number of fields. To return all fields, omit the element or provide * for the value.

List Entity Details

readEntityDetails

Provides information about the entities that the current user can access.

<readEntityDetails/>

Parameters

No parameters

Response

The above function returns data structured like this:

<entity>
    <id>Corporate</id>
    <name>Corporate</name>
    <recordno>7</recordno>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <firstfiscalmonth>10</firstfiscalmonth>
    <firstfiscaltaxmonth></firstfiscaltaxmonth>
    <weekstart></weekstart>
</entity>

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string Unique entity ID
name string Entity name
recordno integer Record number of the entity
currency string Base currency for the entity (or the top level base currency if no currency is set for the entity)
firstfiscalmonth string First fiscal month
firstfiscaltaxmonth string First tax month
weekstart string Week begins on

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