Hi everyone, I just started to use your API and it's very useful.
I cannot find any way to upload a receipt when creating an expense. Does such an option/parameter exists ?
Hey @jeremp, thanks for posting to the Community! Have you checked the Expense Creator page in the API section? All the parameters available for expense creation will be listed there.
I checked it quickly and I don't believe there is an option available to upload a receipt when creating an expense. Sorry about that!
Let me know if you have questions and I will be happy to help!
Thanks for your answer. Yes I looked at the documentation and I think this doesn't exists.
Having an receipt with every expence is mandatory in my use case.
Is there any plan to add it to the Expense Creation API ?
Hey @jeremp! There isn't an plan to add this option to the API. You will need to use your Expensify account to capture your receipts.
Reheating this old question. No progress?
If there is no receipt upload in the API, how are we suppose to create valid expenses with the API? In all countries I've been, there is no valid expense if there is no receipt from a legal standpoint.
Hi @Giom we continue to not have any plans for uploading receipts via our API. Our customers use the mobile app to SmartScan receipts, forward receipts to [email protected], or upload through the web app (among other options!). All of those capture the receipt's image, and also turns those receipts into an expense by extracting the date, amount and merchant (and matching to a credit card, if that's been imported).
Can you provide some context for how you're expecting to use Expensify, and how our API will work alongside that? Thanks!
For me I've written a Gmail plugin that, when I hit a button, pops up a form I can fill out to submit the expense to Expensify. I'd like to be able to attach a copy of the receipt when it does.
Hi @catsclaw - we currently automate receipt capture via attachments sent to [email protected] - it's not possible via the API.
Here's more information on that. Good luck with your project!
Same as above, this API could prevent me so much pain.
My company pays for several of my bills (phone, the internet and public transportation) each month. I would like a way to automate that and make sure I don't forget to do it.
Obviously, I don't received those bills on my company email address.
I'm able to centralize each of them into online safe (https://www.laposte.fr/digiposte) but now I would like to send them to expensify. I can use automatic transfert from my own email to my company address then to your system but I don't want to send details of my communication with my company for example.
The email solution is not a safe, and efficient in my case.
Welcome to the Community @RGuezennec . Do you pay for these things with a credit card? If you used a specific card to pay for these reimbursable that we can connect with, that would import those transactions to your account. If the company doesn't require the actual receipt, that seems like it might be the most convenient for you.
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