Small and easy-to-use library to use Invoice Generator API with Python.
You can find more info on https://invoice-generator.com/ (i'm not the owner of it). This API is very nice and allow you to generate invoices on the fly easily with a lot of customization.
Install the packages from https://github.com/Invoiced/invoice-generator-api/ and follow its instruction.
- This is NOT a Python package, just a very small library at its early stage. I created it for my own use, but it can perhaps help some other time, and it can be improved in many ways, so feel free to input your additions!
- You can customize some of the class attribute, such as the date format on the invoice, locale or timezone.
- The file payload is accessible via
response.content, if the response status code is
- Perhaps you noted also that the original API parameter
fromhad to be changed to
senderin this library. This is due to the fact that
fromcan't be a parameter in Python as it's a keyword, but the setting is correctly renamed after being passed as a JSON string when calling the API.
- Read Invoice Generator API docs for complete understanding of the API and the parameters available. Not ALL paramaters have been tested with this API, so there can be some bugs!
How-to-use (By example)
The code is documented and there are no different endpoints with this API so there are no so many methods.
- Create the
invoice = InvoiceGenerator( sender="Invoiced, Inc.", to="Parag", logo="https://invoiced.com/img/logo-invoice.png", number=1, notes="Thanks for your business!", shipping=50 )
- Add one or several items to it
invoice.add_item( name="Starter plan", quantity=1, unit_cost=99, ) invoice.add_item( name="Fees", quantity=1, unit_cost=49, )
- You can basically customise the object after hand (useful if you have to process things after generating the invoice but before actually sending it, perhaps for some async tasks...)
- Finally download the file (this will actually call the API). It can be absolute or relative path.