The XML API provides two types of functions:

The following table shows examples of both types of functions. Note the difference in how multiple objects are created.

Generic functions Object-specific functions
example of generic create function examples of explicit functions

By convention, all caps are used for object elements when showing examples of generic functions, and lowercase letters are used for object elements when using object-specific functions.

Note: When implementing new APIs, Intacct provides generic functions. The object-specific functions are labeled as legacy in the API documentation, which simply means they will not be enhanced. There are no plans to deprecate legacy functions, and in fact, there are cases in which they are the only functions available.

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