Master data: Suppliers

You can use supplier master data to populate the Supplier box with suggestions. When you verify an invoice, you must specify a supplier for each invoice. To simplify this process and ensure that accurate supplier information is specified, you can use supplier master data to populate the Supplier box.

You use Online Connect to import master data in XML format.


The Supplier box

Note Creating master data in XML format requires knowledge of XML.

Master data must adhere to an XML schema, which describes the structure the XML document you upload. Only the fields specified in the schema are allowed. You can omit some elements, but the order must remain the same. See the schema and example XML below for reference.

Note Boolean XML elements cannot be empty. You must specify true or false. If the element is optional, you can omit the element from the XML, but you cannot have an empty boolean element.

Supplier XML Schema

The supplier schema is listed below for your convenience. For the most up-to-date and complete schema, refer to the API documentation.

<xs:complexType name="Supplier">
    <xs:sequence>
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="SupplierNumber" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Name" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Description" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="TaxRegistrationNumber" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="OrganizationNunmber" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Street" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="PostalCode" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="City" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="CountryName" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="PaymentTerm" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="PaymentMethod" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="CurrencyCode" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Id" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Location" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="State" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="BankAccounts" nillable="true" type="SupplierBankAccounts" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="Blocked" type="xs:boolean" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="TelephoneNumber" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="FaxNumber" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="TaxCode" nillable="true" type="xs:string" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="BypassVerification" nillable="true" type="BoolValue" />
      <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="ExcludeFromIdentification" nillable="true" type="BoolValue" />
    </xs:sequence>
  </xs:complexType>

Example

You can use the XML below as an example to create your own supplier data.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Suppliers xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<Supplier>
<SupplierNumber>00001</SupplierNumber>
<Name>Polychemtex Inc.</Name>
<Description>Supplier of quality goods and services at low prices.</Description>
<TaxRegistrationNumber>GB999999973</TaxRegistrationNumber>
<OrganizationNumber>5561947986</OrganizationNumber>
<Street>1 Main Street</Street>
<PostalCode>DH9OTB</PostalCode>
<City>Townsville</City>
<CountryName>UK</CountryName>
<PaymentTerm>30 Days</PaymentTerm>
<PaymentMethod>Direct Deposit</PaymentMethod>
<CurrencyCode>GBP</CurrencyCode>
<Blocked>0</Blocked>
<TelephoneNumber>4960123</TelephoneNumber>
<FaxNumber>4960122</FaxNumber>
<TaxCode>012345</TaxCode>
</Supplier>
<Supplier>
<SupplierNumber>02</SupplierNumber>
<Name>ACME Inc.</Name>
<Description>A quality supplier of servos.</Description>
<TaxRegistrationNumber>GB666624271</TaxRegistrationNumber>
<OrganizationNumber>4633658052</OrganizationNumber>
<Street>68 Some Street</Street>
<PostalCode>DH2448</PostalCode>
<City>North Havenbrook</City>
<CountryName>UK</CountryName>
<PaymentTerm>30 Days</PaymentTerm>
<PaymentMethod>Direct Deposit</PaymentMethod>
<CurrencyCode>GBP</CurrencyCode>
<ExcludeFromIdentification><Value>true</Value></ExcludeFromIdentification>
<Blocked>0</Blocked>
<TelephoneNumber>555-1111</TelephoneNumber>
<FaxNumber>555-2222</FaxNumber>
</Supplier>
<Supplier>
<SupplierNumber>03</SupplierNumber>
<Name>Example Furniture Supplier Ltd.</Name>
<Description>A quality supplier of office furniture.</Description>
<TaxRegistrationNumber>GB758063947</TaxRegistrationNumber>
<OrganizationNumber>904608661</OrganizationNumber>
<Street>12 Some Street</Street>
<PostalCode>DH2446</PostalCode>
<City>Shelbyville</City>
<CountryName>UK</CountryName>
<PaymentTerm>30 Days</PaymentTerm>
<PaymentMethod>Direct Deposit</PaymentMethod>
<CurrencyCode>GBP</CurrencyCode>
<Blocked>1</Blocked>
<TelephoneNumber>555-3333</TelephoneNumber>
<FaxNumber>555-4444</FaxNumber>
<BypassVerification><Value>true</Value></BypassVerification>
</Supplier>
</Suppliers>

Tip To ensure master data is synchronized on a regular basis, export master data from your ERP system and use automatic uploading, or update the master data using the API.

As demonstrated in the last supplier above, you can optionally use master data to specify suppliers that bypass verification. If you set the BypassVerification value to true, the value remains true until you explicitly set the value to false. Even if the BypassVerification element is missing from subsequent master data updates, the value will not change until you specify a new value.

Tip You must have the Change bypass verification setting privilege to upload master data that contains the BypassVerification element. If you do not have this privilege, the master data will still upload, but BypassVerification elements are ignored.