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The bulk of our developer documentation and source code activity lives on GitHub in and around our many GitHub repos. That's where you should go if you're interested in extending xTuple with scripted packages, modifying core source code, and interfacing with third party applications.

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We are in the process of updating our developer documentation and migrating it all to GitHub. Links to some of the remaining documents which have not yet been migrated can be found below. To get started quickly with questions related to the C++ rich client application, please see the Qt client wiki on GitHub. xTuple database server information can be found in the xTuple admin utility wiki on GitHub. And for the web client, check out the web client wiki on GitHub.
JoeChee's picture
Joined: 04/23/2010
Changing existing core screens

Currently I am interested in modifying the core screen of xTuple to streamline it as an import/export startup.

I've looked over the files and I believe the core screens are hardcoded into the client, so I believe that there might be a error when it is claimed that the extensions are able to

1. Change existing core screens

ned's picture
Joined: 10/20/2008
Keep reading. You can write

Keep reading. You can write Javascript to modify core screens.

Regarding import/export, you might want to look at what we're doing with embedding the CSV import tool into the client, and expanding XML import/export capabilities, before taking on anything big in that area. Can you describe what you're looking to do? (Ideally in the New Development forum?)

sevendogzero's picture
Joined: 10/21/2009

I want to insert new records or modify existing data directly using sql. Does the API provide this
type of interface for postbooks?
I have been programming in c/c++/vb for 25 years, and am very comfortable at the api level.

eg; As a consultant, I often work onsite. I would like to create a web interface for my
company, which allows me to create invoices in postbooks hosted on my office servers while i'm at
the customer site.


jrogelstad's picture
Joined: 12/10/2008
Look in the "Library" on this

Look in the "Library" on this page for the subject "API Views"

kutto's picture
Joined: 09/20/2008
Comment on layout of this page

Minor point - but I feel this web page could be improved for people looking for information by moving the four points (> Core Overview ...... thru > Specifications) to the top of the page or highlighting them in some other way - I had been to this page several times and never realised they were sections in their own right - I glanced at them but never realised where they lead - Now I see them it seems obvious but they are just very easy to miss at first glance.