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Working with Reports

[Overview] [Operation details] [Sample configuration]

Overview

The following operations allow you to retrieve reports

Operation Description
GET Reports Run a report and receive its results via web services.

Operation details

This section provides more details on each of the operations.

Retrieving Reports

We can use GET Reports operation with required parameters to find reports

GET Reports

<ceridiandayforce.getReports>
    <xRefCode>{$ctx:xRefCode}</xRefCode>
    <pageSize>{$ctx:pageSize}</pageSize>
    <reportParameters>{$ctx:reportParameters}</reportParameters>
</ceridiandayforce.getReports>

Properties

  • xRefCode (Mandatory - string): The unique identifier (external reference code) of the report to be retrieved. The value provided must be the exact match for an report; otherwise, a bad request (400) error will be returned.
  • pageSize (Optional - integer): The number of records returned per page in the paginated response
  • reportParameters (Optional - object): A list of key value pairs for those reports which take as input user supplied parameter values.

Sample request

Following is a sample request that can be handled by this operation.

{
  "username": "DFWSTest",
  "password": "DFWSTest",
  "clientNamespace": "usconfigr57.dayforcehcm.com/Api/ddn",
  "apiVersion": "V1",
  "xRefCode": "Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail",
  "pageSize": "1"
}

Sample response

Given below is a sample response for this operation.

{
    "Data": {
        "XRefCode": "Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail",
        "Rows": [
            {
                "Employee_DisplayName": "Gary Shy",
                "PRPayRunResultPermanent_EmployeeNumber": "8965594",
                "OrgUnit_ShortName": "Plant 2 - Assembly 1",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_PayDate": "2016-01-05T00:00:00.0000000",
                "Job_ShortName": "Process Technician",
                "PREarningCode_ShortName": "Regular",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Rate": "14.00000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Units": "8.00000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Amount": "****",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekStartDate": "2015-12-27T00:00:00.0000000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekEndDate": "2016-01-02T00:00:00.0000000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekNumber": "1"
            }
        ]
    },
    "Paging": {
        "Next": "https://usconfigr57.dayforcehcm.com:443/Api/ddn/V1/Reports/Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail?cursor=XQNm%252Fy8QDwwOTVmwS55YIR9dxnzR39EsaiqKsIKTt6dOMJg%252Fbsgm%252B31dDpM5RlnJ"
    }
}

Related Dayforce documentation

https://developers.dayforce.com/Build/API-Explorer/Reporting/GET-Reports.aspx

Sample configuration

Following example illustrates how to connect to Dayforce with the init operation and query operation.

1.Create a sample proxy as below :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<proxy xmlns="http://ws.apache.org/ns/synapse"
       name="query"
       startOnLoad="true"
       statistics="disable"
       trace="disable"
       transports="http,https">
   <target>
      <inSequence>
         <log level="full" separator=","/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.username)" name="username"/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.password)" name="password"/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.clientNamespace)" name="clientNamespace"/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.apiVersion)" name="apiVersion"/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.xRefCode)" name="xRefCode"/>
         <property expression="json-eval($.pageSize)" name="pageSize"/>
         <ceridiandayforce.init>
            <username>{$ctx:username}</username>
            <password>{$ctx:password}</password>
            <clientNamespace>{$ctx:clientNamespace}</clientNamespace>
            <apiVersion>{$ctx:apiVersion}</apiVersion>
         </ceridiandayforce.init>
         <ceridiandayforce.getReports>
            <xRefCode>{$ctx:xRefCode}</xRefCode>
            <pageSize>{$ctx:pageSize}</pageSize>
         </ceridiandayforce.getReports>
         <send/>
      </inSequence>
   </target>
   <description/>
</proxy>

2.Create a json file named query.json and copy the configurations given below to it:

{
  "username": "DFWSTest",
  "password": "DFWSTest",
  "clientNamespace": "usconfigr57.dayforcehcm.com/Api/ddn",
  "apiVersion": "V1",
  "xRefCode": "Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail",
  "pageSize": "1"
}
3.Replace the credentials with your values.

4.Execute the following curl command:

curl http://localhost:8280/services/query -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d @query.json
5.Dayforce returns HTTP Code 200 with the following response body

{
    "Data": {
        "XRefCode": "Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail",
        "Rows": [
            {
                "Employee_DisplayName": "Gary Shy",
                "PRPayRunResultPermanent_EmployeeNumber": "8965594",
                "OrgUnit_ShortName": "Plant 2 - Assembly 1",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_PayDate": "2016-01-05T00:00:00.0000000",
                "Job_ShortName": "Process Technician",
                "PREarningCode_ShortName": "Regular",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Rate": "14.00000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Units": "8.00000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_Amount": "****",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekStartDate": "2015-12-27T00:00:00.0000000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekEndDate": "2016-01-02T00:00:00.0000000",
                "PRPayRunEarningPermanent_WeekNumber": "1"
            }
        ]
    },
    "Paging": {
        "Next": "https://usconfigr57.dayforcehcm.com:443/Api/ddn/V1/Reports/Payroll_Earning_Hours_Detail?cursor=XQNm%252Fy8QDwwOTVmwS55YIR9dxnzR39EsaiqKsIKTt6dOMJg%252Fbsgm%252B31dDpM5RlnJ"
    }
}
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