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Cost type is a standard dimension used to record expenses in Construction projects.

Each project typically has several cost types related to labor, materials, subcontracts, and so forth. You use the standard cost types in the catalog as templates for creating new cost types.

Each cost type is associated with a task, which in turn is associated with a project. A cost type record is uniquely identified by the standard cost type used to create it as well as the combination of project/task to which it applies.

Note: Cost type corresponds with category in the work breakdown structure in the construction industry.


List Cost Types

query

List the cost type ID and record number for cost types for the given project/task:

<query>
    <object>COSTTYPE</object>
    <select>
        <field>COSTTYPEID</field>
        <field>RECORDNO</field>
    </select>
    <filter>
        <and>
            <equalto>
                <field>PROJECTID</field>
                <value>20-001</value>
            </equalto>
            <equalto>
                <field>TASKID</field>
                <value>1-010</value>
            </equalto>
        </and>
    </filter>
</query>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use COSTTYPE
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)
docparid Optional string Document type, such as Sales Order, Purchase Order, or Inventory Transfer

List Cost Types (Legacy)

List all cost types:

readByQuery

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

List all cost types for the given task:

<readByQuery>
    <object>COSTTYPE</object>
    <fields>*</fields>
    <query>projectid = '20-001' and taskid = '1-010'</query>
    <pagesize>100</pagesize>
</readByQuery>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use COSTTYPE
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)

Get Cost Type

read

<read>
    <object>COSTTYPE</object>
    <keys>24</keys>
    <fields>*</fields>
</read>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use COSTTYPE
keys Required string Cost type 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.

Create Cost Type

When you create a cost type, the following field values from the given standard cost type are used unless you override them:

  • ACCUMULATIONTYPENAME
  • ACCOUNTNO
  • PARENTID
  • ITEMID

Custom field values from the standard cost type can also be used by the cost type. For this to work, the standard cost type and the cost type must have same custom fields with the same IDs, types, and lengths. Custom fields of type Sequence are not copied.

Parent-child relationships defined by standard cost types are preserved when cost types are created.

create

<create>
    <COSTTYPE>
        <STANDARDCOSTTYPEID>Material</STANDARDCOSTTYPEID>
        <PROJECTID>19-002-CR2</PROJECTID>
        <TASKID>09-000</TASKID>
        <DESCRIPTION>Material Cost Type description</DESCRIPTION>
        <COSTUNITDESCRIPTION>Square feet</COSTUNITDESCRIPTION>
        <ACTUALBEGINDATE>01/10/2020</ACTUALBEGINDATE>
    </COSTTYPE>
</create>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
COSTTYPE Required object Object to create

COSTTYPE

Name Required Type Description
STANDARDCOSTTYPEID Required string Standard cost type ID to use as a template for this cost type
NAME Optional string Name of the cost type, which does not have to be unique. Use 200 or fewer characters.
DESCRIPTION Optional string Description of the cost type. Use 1000 or fewer characters.
PROJECTID Optional string Project ID. Required if not using TASKKEY.
TASKKEY Optional string Record number of a task object. Required if not using PROJECTID and TASKID.
TASKID Optional string Task ID. Required if not using TASKKEY.
ACCUMULATIONTYPENAME Optional string Name of an accumulation type to use
COSTUNITDESCRIPTION Optional string Cost unit description, such as feet or square yards. Use 30 or fewer characters.
ACCOUNTNO Optional string Account number
ITEMID Optional string Item ID for corresponding Inventory Control item
PLANNEDBEGINDATE Optional date Planned begin date in format mm/dd/yyyy
PLANNEDENDDATE Optional date Planned end date in format mm/dd/yyyy
ACTUALBEGINDATE Optional date Actual begin date in format mm/dd/yyyy
ACTUALENDDATE Optional date Actual end date in format mm/dd/yyyy
STATUS Optional boolean Status. Use active or inactive (Default: active).

Update Cost Type

update

<update>
    <COSTTYPE>
        <RECORDNO>24</RECORDNO>
        <ACTUALBEGINDATE>01/16/2020</ACTUALBEGINDATE>
    </COSTTYPE>
</update>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
COSTTYPE Required object Object to update

COSTTYPE

Name Required Type Description
RECORDNO Required integer Cost type RECORDNO to update
PARENTID Optional string ID of a parent cost type if hierarchical cost types are used
NAME Optional string Name of the cost type, which does not have to be unique. Use 200 or fewer characters.
DESCRIPTION Optional string Description of the cost type. Use 1000 or fewer characters.
PROJECTID Optional string Project ID. Required if not using TASKKEY.
TASKKEY Optional string Record number of a task object. Required if not using PROJECTID and TASKID.
TASKID Optional string Task ID. Required if not using TASKKEY.
ACCUMULATIONTYPENAME Optional string Name of an accumulation type to use
COSTUNITDESCRIPTION Optional string Cost unit description, such as feet or square yards. Use 30 or fewer characters.
ACCOUNTNO Optional string Account number
ITEMID Optional string Item ID for corresponding Inventory Control item
PLANNEDBEGINDATE Optional date Planned begin date in format mm/dd/yyyy
PLANNEDENDDATE Optional date Planned end date in format mm/dd/yyyy
ACTUALBEGINDATE Optional date Actual begin date in format mm/dd/yyyy
ACTUALENDDATE Optional date Actual end date in format mm/dd/yyyy
STATUS Optional boolean Status. Use active or inactive.
customfields optional customfield[0…n] Custom fields

customfield

Name Required Type Description
customfieldname Optional string Custom field ID
customfieldvalue Optional varies Custom field value. For a multi-pick-list custom field, implode multiple field values with #~#.

Delete Cost Type

delete

<delete>
    <object>COSTTYPE</object>
    <keys>24</keys>
</delete>

Parameters

Name Required Type Description
object Required string Use COSTTYPE
keys Required string Cost type RECORDNO to delete

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