NAME

App::WHMCSUtils - CLI utilities related to WHMCS

VERSION

This document describes version 0.011 of App::WHMCSUtils (from Perl distribution App-WHMCSUtils), released on 2019-11-29.

FUNCTIONS

calc_deferred_revenue

Usage:

 calc_deferred_revenue(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

Deferring revenue is the process of recognizing revenue as you earn it, in contrast to as you receive the cash. This is the principle of accrual accounting, as opposed to cash-based accounting.

For example, suppose on Nov 1, 2019 you receive an amount of $12 for 12 months of hosting (up until Oct 31, 2020). In cash-based accounting, you immediately recognize the $12 as revenue on Nov 1, 2019. In accrual accounting, you recognize $1 revenue for each month you are performing the hosting obligation, for 12 times, from Nov 2019 to Oct 2020.

As another example, suppose you have three invoices:

 invoice num    type                  amount    note
 -----------    ------                ------    ----
 1001           domain registration     10.5    example.com, from 2019-11-11 to 2020-11-10
 1002           hosting                  9.0    example.com, from 2019-11-11 to 2020-02-10 (3 months)
 1003           hosting                 12.0    example.com, from 2019-11-01 to 2020-04-30 (6 months)

The first invoice is not deferred, since we have earned (or performed the obligation of domain registration) immediately. The second and third invoices are deferred. This is how the deferment will go:

 invoice \ period   2019-11   2019-12   2020-01   2020-02   2020-03   2020-04
 ----------------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
 1001                  10.5
 1002                   3.0       3.0       3.0
 1003                   2.0       2.0       2.0       2.0       2.0       2.0
 
 TOTAL                 15.5       5.0       5.0       2.0       2.0       2.0

This utility collects invoice items from paid invoices, filters eligible ones, then defers the revenue to separate months for items that should be deferred (determined using some heuristic and additionally configurable options), and finally sums the amounts to calculate total monthly deferred revenues.

This utility can also be instructed (via setting the full option to true) to output the full CSV report (each items with their categorizations and deferred revenues).

Recognizes English and Indonesian description text.

Categorization heuristics:

  • Fund deposits are not recognized as revenues.

  • Hosting revenues are deferred, but when the description indicates starting and ending dates and the dates are not too old.

  • Domain and addon revenues are not deferred, they are recognized immediately.

  • Other items will be assumed as immediate revenues.

Extra rules (applied first) can be specified via the extra_rules option.

To use this utility, install the Perl CPAN distribution App::WHMCSUtils. Then, create a configuration file ~/whmcs-calc-deferred-revenue.conf containing something like:

 db_name=YOURDBNAME
 db_host=YOURDBHOST
 db_user=YOURDBUSER
 db_pass=YOURDBPASS

db_host defaults to localhost. db_user and db_pass can be omitted if you have /etc/my.cnf or ~/.my.cnf. This utility can search for username/password from those files.

You can also add other configuration like extra_rules, e.g.:

 extra_rules=[{"type": "^$", "description": "^(?^i)sewa\\b.*ruang", "category": "rent"}]

You can then run the utility for the desired, e.g.:

 % whmcs-calc-deferred-revenue --date-start 2013-01-01 --date-end 2017-10-31 \
     --date-old-limit 2013-01-01 --full --output-file ~/output.csv

Wait for a while and check the output at ~/output.csv.

This function is not exported.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • date_end => date

    End at this date (based on invoice payment date).

  • date_old_limit => date

    Set what date will be considered too old to recognize item as revenue.

    Default is 2008-01-01.

  • date_start => date

    Start from this date (based on invoice payment date).

  • db_host => str (default: "localhost")

  • db_name* => str

  • db_pass => str

  • db_port => net::port (default: 3306)

  • db_user => str

  • extra_rules => array[hash]

    Example (in JSON):

     [
         {
             "type": "^$",
             "description": "^SEWA",
             "category": "rent"
         }
     ]
  • full => true

  • output_file => filename

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

restore_whmcs_client

Usage:

 restore_whmcs_client(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

Restore a missing client from SQL database backup.

This function is not exported.

This function supports dry-run operation.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • client_email => str

  • client_id => posint

  • restore_domains => bool (default: 1)

  • restore_hostings => bool (default: 1)

  • restore_invoices => bool (default: 1)

  • sql_backup_dir => dirname

    Directory containing per-table SQL files.

  • sql_backup_file => filename

    Can accept either .sql or .sql.gz.

    Will be converted first to a directory where the SQL file will be extracted to separate files on a per-table basis.

Special arguments:

  • -dry_run => bool

    Pass -dry_run=>1 to enable simulation mode.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

send_verification_emails

Usage:

 send_verification_emails(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

Send verification emails for clients who have not had their email verified.

WHMCS does not yet provide an API for this, so we do this via a headless browser.

This function is not exported.

This function supports dry-run operation.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • action => str (default: "send-verification-emails")

    The default action is to send verification emails. You can also just list the clients who haven't got their email verified yet.

  • admin_password* => str

  • admin_username* => str

  • db_host => str (default: "localhost")

  • db_name* => str

  • db_pass => str

  • db_port => net::port (default: 3306)

  • db_user => str

  • hook_set_sender_email => str|code

    Hook to set sender email for every email.

    Hook will receive these arguments:

     ($client_rec, $orig_sender_email)

    $client_rec is a hash containing client record fields, e.g. id, email, firstname, lastname, etc. $orig_sender_email is the original sender email setting (Email setting in the configuration table).

    Hook is expected to return the sender email.

  • include_active => bool (default: 1)

    Whether to include active clients.

  • include_client_ids => array[uint]

  • include_client_ids_from => filename

  • include_inactive => bool (default: 0)

    Whether to include inactive clients.

  • limit => uint

    Only process this many clients then stop.

  • mech_user_agent => str

  • random => bool (default: 1)

  • url* => url

    It should be without /admin part, e.g.:

     https://client.mycompany.com/

Special arguments:

  • -dry_run => bool

    Pass -dry_run=>1 to enable simulation mode.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-WHMCSUtils.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-WHMCSUtils.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-WHMCSUtils

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2019, 2018, 2017 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.