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Re: Control Windows Quickbooks with Win32::OLE

by metaperl (Curate)
on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:40 UTC ( #938945=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Control Windows Quickbooks with Win32::OLE

Cleaned up the code even more:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Win32::OLE::Const; Win32::OLE->Option( Warn => 2 ); use File::Slurp; use XML::TreeBuilder; my $rand = rand 999999999; my $app_name = "Test $rand"; # # only relevant if you develop software for QuickBooks that you intend + to sell to other parties. my $app_id = ''; my $qb_company_file = ""; my $request_xml_file = "vendor_query.xml"; main(); sub main { my $qbxmlrp_const = Win32::OLE::Const->Load("QBXMLRP2 1.0 Type Lib +rary"); my $request_processor = Win32::OLE->new( "QBXMLRP2.RequestProcessor", sub { $_[0]->CloseConnection(); } ) or die "oops\n"; $request_processor->OpenConnection2( $app_id, $app_name, $qbxmlrp_const->{"localQBD"} ); my $ticket = $request_processor->BeginSession( $qb_company_file, $qbxmlrp_const->{"qbFileOpenDoNotCare"} ); my $request_xml_string = File::Slurp::read_file($request_xml_file) +; my $response_xml_string = $request_processor->ProcessRequest( $ticket, $request_xml_string + ); warn $response_xml_string; } # # Read the contents of a file into a string. # # Accepts filename as a parameter and returns the file contents. # sub read_file($) { # my $filename = shift; # my $file_data; # local ($/) = undef; # my $file_handle = IO::File->new(); # $file_handle->open($filename); # $file_data = <$file_handle>; # $file_handle->close(); # return $file_data; # }

The mantra of every experienced web application developer is the same: thou shalt separate business logic from display. Ironically, almost all template engines allow violation of this separation principle, which is the very impetus for HTML template engine development.

-- Terence Parr, "Enforcing Strict Model View Separation in Template Engines"

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