EzzyBills API – Sample Applications

The EzzyBills API supports both SOAP and REST endpoints. Below are some example programs.



Samples that use the EzzyBills  SOAP API


Upload an invoice to EzzyBills


The following link contains a client program written in c# which uploads an invoice to EzzyBills, then waits for the workflow to complete. The invoice data is then printed out.


For example, the API call,

InvoiceBlocksSS ib = client.getInvoiceHeaderBlocks(invoice_id);

will return all invoice header data (total amount, tax, invoice date etc), as well as the Invoice table if it exists.

To use it,
• Goto the www.ezzybills.com and click on Free Trial, then create a Trial account (use this username/pwd when running the program).
• You may choose xero as the accounting package to link to (go to https://www.xero.com/au/signup/ to setup a Xero trial account).
• If you just want to extract the Invoice data (without exporting to an accounting system), then contact us and we will change your workflow.

Before you execute the program you will need to add the API key (which we will email you) to app.config file.

 <endpoint address="https://app.ezzydoc.com/EzzyService.svc" binding="customBinding"
 bindingConfiguration="CustomBinding_EzzyService" contract="EzzyServiceReference.EzzyService"
         <APIKey>add key here</APIKey>


Set Supplier and Purchase Order Data (for your EzzyBills account)


We also have a sample program which allows you to upload your vendor and purchase order data directly into EzzyBills. This information will be used when extracting the purchase order information off the invoice and when identifying the vendor.

This is unnecessary when you use Ezzybills to inegrate with xero, Quickbooks or MYOB , however if you want to integrate with an ERP system which EzzyBills does not support then you should periodically load this information into your EzzyBills account.



for example,

 var csv = new CsvReader(new StreamReader(@"C:\ path to \PURCHASE_ORDERS.csv"));
 var poList = csv.GetRecords<PONumbers>();

 var csv2 = new CsvReader(new StreamReader(@"C:\ path to \VENDOR_DETAILS.csv"));
 var vendorList = csv2.GetRecords<Vendors>();

 int rc = client.Login(user, pwd); // rc==1 indicates success

 //upload PPO info.
 client.addPurchaseOrders(po.ToArray(), exporttarget.XERO);
 //now lets upload the supplier info.
 client.addContacts(ven.ToArray(), exporttarget.XERO);


Converting Invoice to XML file


The following program will upload an invoice from your computer to EzzyBills then download the results as an XML file

for example,


c:\>EzzyClientToXML.exe  frank blah taxinvoice.pdf
Writing output file= 700411.xml




The output file will contain the invoice data. You can then extract this xml data and insert it into any Accounting package etc.

<InvoiceBlocksSS xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<paymentDate xsi:nil="true"/>
<description>Annual subscription for EzzyBills- 6000 Invoices</description>


Samples that use the EzzyBills  REST API

(or see REST API example using Postman)

EzzyBills also supports a REST (JSON) API.

  • REST API Example 1: log into your  EzzyBills account and download the last 10 invoices processed.
RestClient client = new RestClient("https://app.ezzydoc.com/EzzyService.svc/");
client.AddDefaultParameter("APIKey", " add your API key"); //need to add your API key

RestRequest login = new RestRequest("/Rest/Login");

login.AddParameter("user", args[0]);
login.AddParameter("pwd", args[1]);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(login);

CookieContainer cookiecon = new CookieContainer();
var cookie = response.Cookies.FirstOrDefault();
cookiecon.Add(new Cookie(cookie.Name, cookie.Value, cookie.Path, cookie.Domain));
client.CookieContainer = cookiecon;

RestRequest qdata = new RestRequest("/Rest/getMyInvoiceQueue?page=1&size=10&filter=Ordered"); //get the last 10 invoices
response = client.Execute(qdata);
  • REST API Example 2: upload the image (below is an example in c# you are probably using perl, objective or java)


    public class PictureFileSS
        public string PictureName { get; set; }
        public byte[] PictureStream { get; set; }

    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)

            string APIKey = "api key";

            RestClient client = new RestClient("https://app.ezzydoc.com/EzzyService.svc/");
            client.AddDefaultParameter("APIKey", APIKey);   //need to add your API key

            RestRequest login = new RestRequest("/Rest/Login");

            login.AddParameter("user", "username");
            login.AddParameter("pwd", "password");

            IRestResponse response = client.Execute(login);
            Debug.Assert(response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK);
            int rc = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(response.Content);
            if (rc != 1)
                Console.WriteLine("login failed");

            CookieContainer cookiecon = new CookieContainer();

            if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
                var cookie = response.Cookies.FirstOrDefault();
                cookiecon.Add(new Cookie(cookie.Name, cookie.Value, cookie.Path, cookie.Domain));
            client.CookieContainer = cookiecon;

            PictureFileSS pic = new PictureFileSS();
            pic.PictureName = "blah.pdf";

            FileStream fileStream = new FileStream(@"C:\temp\taxinvoice.pdf", FileMode.Open);

            MemoryStream mem2 = new MemoryStream();
            pic.PictureStream = mem2.ToArray();

            DataContractJsonSerializer ser = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(PictureFileSS));
            MemoryStream mem = new MemoryStream();
            ser.WriteObject(mem, pic);
            string data = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(mem.ToArray(), 0, (int)mem.Length);
            CookiedWebClient webClient = new CookiedWebClient();
            webClient.cookies = cookiecon;
            webClient.QueryString.Add("APIKey", APIKey);
            webClient.Headers["Content-type"] = "application/json";
            var ret = webClient.UploadString("https://app.ezzydoc.com/EzzyService.svc/Rest/uploadInvoiceImage", "POST", data);


  • REST API Example 3:  you can fetch the data back (will take 10-20 secs). The data returned would contain header info and table info (if it exists).
    public class InvoiceForm

        public string ABNnumber { get; set; }
        public string supplierName { get; set; }
        public decimal chargeTotal { get; set; }
        public decimal discountTotal { get; set; }
        public decimal gstTotal { get; set; }
        public DateTime? invoiceDate { get; set; }
        public string invoiceNumber { get; set; }
        public decimal invoiceTotal { get; set; }
        public string purchaseOrder { get; set; }
        public string RefNumber { get; set; }
        public decimal subTotal { get; set; }
        public DateTime? paymentDate { get; set; }
        public string tag { get; set; }

You can download more REST API sample here EzzyRestClient


Below is a trace traces showing you how EzzyBills expects messages to be formatted.

To login you need to make a GET request with user, password and API Key in the query string. A cookie will be returned to you and you need to include this cookie in subsequent requests.

The uploadInvoiceImage is a POST request and you need to add the API  key to the query string, include the cookie and add the JSON representation of the image to the body. The image data will be a bytes array (like shown below) . The invoice_id will get returned by this call. This id can be used to check that processing is complete and retrieve the invoice data.

To get the extracted data you would make a GET request, pass in the API KEY along with the invoice_id (retrieved from the upload).