General Ledger

This API is used to manage the general ledger, including accounts, projects, and journal entries.

POST

Cash management distribution set

Returns the identifier of the new created cash management distribution set.

Try it

Request URL

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
Content-Type string Media type of the body sent to the API.
Bb-Api-Subscription-Key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Request body

The cash management distribution set to add.

{
  "name": "Distribution E1",
  "line_items": [
    {
      "percent": 100,
      "row_number": 1,
      "account_id": 372,
      "custom_fields": [],
      "project_line_items": [
        {
          "percent": 70,
          "line_number": 1,
          "project_id": 7,
          "transaction_code_values": [
            {
              "name": "Grants",
              "value": "None",
              "id": 0
            },
            {
              "name": "Spendable/Non-Spendable",
              "value": "Spendable",
              "id": 233
            }
          ],
          "account_class": "Unrestricted Net Assets"
        },
        {
          "percent": 30,
          "line_number": 2,
          "project_id": 3,
          "transaction_code_values": [
            {
              "name": "Grants",
              "value": "None",
              "id": 0
            }
          ],
          "account_class": "Unrestricted Net Assets"
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}
{
  "description": "Cash management distribution set.",
  "required": [
    "name",
    "line_items"
  ],
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "name": {
      "description": "The name of the cash management distribution set.",
      "type": "string",
      "x-ms-summary": "Name"
    },
    "line_items": {
      "description": "The line items for the cash management distribution set.",
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "description": "Cash management distribution set line item.",
        "required": [
          "percent",
          "account_id",
          "project_line_items"
        ],
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "percent": {
            "format": "double",
            "description": "The percentage of the total distribution set the line item represents.",
            "type": "number",
            "x-ms-summary": "Percent"
          },
          "account_id": {
            "format": "int32",
            "description": "The identifier of the account for the line item.",
            "type": "integer",
            "x-ms-summary": "Account id"
          },
          "custom_fields": {
            "description": "Custom fields for the line item.",
            "type": "array",
            "items": {
              "description": "Custom field definition.",
              "type": "object",
              "properties": {
                "custom_field_id": {
                  "format": "int32",
                  "description": "The identifier for this custom field.",
                  "type": "integer",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Custom field id"
                },
                "field_name": {
                  "description": "The name of the custom field.",
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Field name"
                },
                "value": {
                  "description": "The value for this custom field.",
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Value"
                },
                "comments": {
                  "description": "The description for this custom field.",
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Comments"
                },
                "type": {
                  "description": "The type of this custom field.",
                  "enum": [
                    "Text",
                    "Number",
                    "DateTime",
                    "Currency",
                    "Boolean",
                    "Table",
                    "FuzzyDate"
                  ],
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Type"
                },
                "date": {
                  "format": "date-time",
                  "description": "The date on this custom field.",
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Date"
                }
              },
              "x-display-name": "Custom field",
              "x-ms-summary": "Custom field"
            },
            "x-ms-summary": "Custom fields"
          },
          "project_line_items": {
            "description": "The project distribution for the line item.",
            "type": "array",
            "items": {
              "description": "Distribution set project line item.",
              "required": [
                "percent"
              ],
              "type": "object",
              "properties": {
                "percent": {
                  "format": "double",
                  "description": "The percentage of the distribution the line item represents.",
                  "type": "number",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Percent"
                },
                "project_id": {
                  "format": "int32",
                  "description": "The identifier of the project for the line item.",
                  "type": "integer",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Project id"
                },
                "transaction_code_values": {
                  "description": "The transaction code values for the line item.",
                  "type": "array",
                  "items": {
                    "description": "Transaction code value",
                    "required": [
                      "value",
                      "id"
                    ],
                    "type": "object",
                    "properties": {
                      "name": {
                        "description": "The transaction code name.",
                        "type": "string",
                        "x-ms-summary": "Name"
                      },
                      "value": {
                        "description": "The transaction code value.",
                        "type": "string",
                        "x-ms-summary": "Value"
                      },
                      "id": {
                        "format": "int32",
                        "description": "The transaction code value id.",
                        "type": "integer",
                        "x-ms-summary": "Id"
                      }
                    },
                    "x-display-name": "Transaction code value",
                    "x-ms-summary": "Transaction code value"
                  },
                  "x-ms-summary": "Transaction code values"
                },
                "account_class": {
                  "description": "The class of the account for the line item.",
                  "type": "string",
                  "x-ms-summary": "Account class"
                }
              },
              "x-display-name": "Create distribution set project line item",
              "x-ms-summary": "Create distribution set project line item"
            },
            "x-ms-summary": "Project line items"
          }
        },
        "x-display-name": "Create cash management distribution set line item",
        "x-ms-summary": "Create cash management distribution set line item"
      },
      "x-ms-summary": "Line items"
    }
  },
  "example": {
    "name": "Distribution E1",
    "line_items": [
      {
        "percent": 100,
        "row_number": 1,
        "account_id": 372,
        "custom_fields": [],
        "project_line_items": [
          {
            "percent": 70,
            "line_number": 1,
            "project_id": 7,
            "transaction_code_values": [
              {
                "name": "Grants",
                "value": "None",
                "id": 0
              },
              {
                "name": "Spendable/Non-Spendable",
                "value": "Spendable",
                "id": 233
              }
            ],
            "account_class": "Unrestricted Net Assets"
          },
          {
            "percent": 30,
            "line_number": 2,
            "project_id": 3,
            "transaction_code_values": [
              {
                "name": "Grants",
                "value": "None",
                "id": 0
              }
            ],
            "account_class": "Unrestricted Net Assets"
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "x-display-name": "Create cash management distribution set",
  "x-ms-summary": "Create cash management distribution set"
}

Response 200 OK

Returned when the operation is successful. The response body contains the identifier for the newly created cash management distribution set.

{
  "id": 843
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "record_id": {
      "format": "int32",
      "type": "integer",
      "x-ms-summary": "Record id"
    }
  },
  "x-hidden": true,
  "x-display-name": "Created result `1",
  "x-ms-summary": "Created result `1"
}

Response 400 Bad Request

Returned when the request is not in the correct format.

{
  "Error": "Invalid Request",
  "Details": [
    "The value 'fake' is not valid for transaction_status."
  ],
  "ErrorPath": null
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "Error": {
      "type": "string",
      "x-ms-summary": "Error"
    },
    "Details": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "string"
      },
      "x-ms-summary": "Details"
    },
    "ErrorPath": {
      "type": "string",
      "x-ms-summary": "Error path"
    }
  },
  "x-display-name": "Domain error message",
  "x-ms-summary": "Domain error message"
}

Response 403 Forbidden

Returned when the user does not have permission to create cash management distribution sets.

{
  "error": "The specified record could not be found. The record has either been deleted or you do not have rights to view it."
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "Error": {
      "type": "string",
      "x-ms-summary": "Error"
    }
  },
  "x-display-name": "Basic error message",
  "x-ms-summary": "Basic error message"
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
-H "Bb-Api-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement?" + queryString;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               var response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity)); 
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Bb-Api-Subscription-Key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
   'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/generalledger/v1/distributionsets/cashmanagement')

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
request['Bb-Api-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body

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