This page documents any currently known issues with the Xero API. If you believe you are encountering a bug with the Xero API, please contact

General status

15 Aug 2014 – There are currently two known issues with the Items endpoint:

1. Item descriptions longer than 1000 characters are causing an error on POST.

2. An Item with an AccountCode from an account that has been deleted or archived is throwing an error on POST. The workaround is to make any update to the item via the Xero UI, then future POSTs on that item will be successful.

We are working on a fix to both of these issues and will post to this page when we have a resolution.

Accounting API: Scheduled outages

None planned

Payroll API – Australia: Known issues

There are no current performance/stability issues with the Xero API.

Payroll API – Australia: Scheduled outages

None planned