In order to upload data in WorkflowMax, you need to be logged in into the current Xero/WorkflowMax organization. Upload functionality is built on top of WorkflowMax API and utilizes the structures that WorkflowMax API supports. The first step is to create a template.
How to design a template to upload data from google sheets to WorkflowMax?
In order to map your data to Workflowmax object fields you need to create your own Timesheet table by joining two tables Job Tasks and Staff. First step is pull two objects by selecting them from Add-ons -> G-Accon for Workflowmax -> Reports Designer. Select Job Tasks and Staff object (table) from the drop down menu and all attributes which you would like to upload. This gives you the structure that you can use to create your own Timesheet table.
You can select all or some attributes based on your preferences. We are going to use Job ID, Job Task ID, and Task UUID from Job Task and Staff ID from Staff object.
In our example, we are retrieving Job Tasks and Staff from one of our WorkflowMax organizations. Here is the result of the execution.
Now we need to create your own Timesheet table using the result of the execution from above. We have entered Date, Job ID, Job Task ID, Staff ID, Start, End and Minutes.
Next step is to create the Upload Template. In order to create the Upload Template, you need to go to Add-ons -> G-Accon for WorkflowMax -> Upload Accounting Data to WorkflowMax ‘Company Name’.
How to select object, operation, start cell and rows mode?
You will see the Upload Accounting Data to WorkflowMax ‘Company Name’ screen where you can specify what are you planning to change in Row Selection Mode, what object you are working on, what operation you need, what the start cell is and, where your result will be displayed in your google sheet.
Row Selection Mode give you the ability to make the following selection (Notice: you do not need to select all data area):
– You can work on ALL Rows
– Only New Rows
– Currently Selected Rows
– You can also specify data range and in this case you need to select Rows in the Specified Data Range
– Or you can specify the row number Specified Row Number
Your next step is to select the Workflowmax table where you want to upload your data. Select the Timesheet table and choose the operation from the Select Operation drop down box. G-Accon for Xero supports Insert and Update operations. Timesheet support Insert, Update and Delete operations.
The Address of the First Table Header Cell is the identifier of the top left corner of the DataSet and needs to be set up in case the data is not starting from A1, for example, in our case our template starts in A2. The Result Column field is used to set the position of upload results.
Where Id is object id, Success will be true in case operation was fulfilled successfully, Created will be true in case insert was successfully, Error displays a error in case error happens and Timestamp is the time when operation was performed.
How to MAP fields?
Map table column headers and object fields allow you to map fields from your template to WorkflowMax. WorkflowMax fields displays the list of available fields that can be entered or updated, however object fields CANNOT be changed. The goal is to map DataSet headers to the WorkflowMax object fields. G-Accon provides field data types and discrete values. Column mapping contains the headers of your DataSet.
As our unique feature we also support custom field mappings. There are no restrictions on how your input DataSet headers are named. If any mandatory fields during the upload process are missed, you would be notified with the error message. For your convenience, we provide data types and values in case WorkflowMax object field has fixed values such as “tax type”, “type”, “status”, etc. Please note that majority of fixed values have the internal WorkflowMax format and they are different from WorkflowMax user interface values.
You have the ability to DRAG a field from Fields in Xero table above and DROP on the column you want to map it to.
How to schedule automatic data upload?
To schedule the auto upload, you can create a workflow thru the option Create Workflow and schedule auto upload and notification processes. Automatic workflow allows users to create different workflows, include specific templates, set up the different schedules for different workflows, notify the customers, clients, and the team members using different automatic notifications within the same spreadsheet.
See the Create Workflow for further information.
How to UPLOAD data in One Click
G-Accon offers the amazing ability to upload your financial data in ONE click. You just need to go to Add-ons -> G-Accon for WorkflowMax -> and select
Upload based on Templates for Current Sheet. As a result your data will be uploaded to Xero organizations right away without any delay. To schedule the auto upload, you can create a workflow thru the option Create Workflow and schedule auto upload and notification processes.
How to modify your upload template?
You are in the middle of the refresh process and you realize you need to modify your report. You need to select Add-ons -> G-Accon for WorkflowMax ->
Update/Modify/Delete Templates for Current Sheet
Select the object, make the necessary changes to it and
Update the template or
Update and Execute the new query.