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Zendesk API

The unofficial Ruby Library for interacting with the Zendesk REST API

Documentation & Requirements

  • ActiveResource gem
  • Curl
  • Curb gem

What

  • Ruby wrapper around the Zendesk REST API

Install Instructions

Normal install:

gem install zendesk-api

Bundler install:

gem "zendesk-api", "latestversion"

How to use it

Basic

Below outputs xml

z = Zendesk::Main.new('subdomain', 'username', 'password')

and outputs json

z = Zendesk::Main.new('subdomain', 'username', 'password', :format => 'json')

Show

z.get_function_name(user_id)

where function_name is one the following: user, organization, group, ticket, attachement, tag, forum, entries, search

e.g.

z.get_user(121)

List

z.get_function_names #with a s in the end, for plural

e.g.

z.get_users

Create

with string

z.create_user("<user><email>email@company.com</email><name>John Doe</name></user>")

with hash(array is not supported yet)

z.create_user({:email => 'email@company.com', :name => 'John Doe'})

Update

Not supported yet

Destroy

z.destroy_function_name(id)

e.g.

z.destroy_user(234)

Using The Zendesk Console

The Zendesk library comes with a convenient console for testing and quick commands (or whatever else you want to use it for).

From /

irb -r lib/zendesk/console
z = Zendesk::Main.new('accountname', 'username', 'password')
z.get_users
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