Step 6 – Set Up Automatic Exports

In Magento, configure Fooman Connect to automatically send your new Magento order data to Xero every five minutes.

Please note:

  • Xero's API limit is 60 requests per minute
  • If you receive an error message because the Xero API limit has been exceeded, Fooman Connect: Xero will automatically try to export the failed transactions again. If this issue persists for longer than 24 hours (ie. a 'catch up' did not occur where the failed transactions were successfully exported in less busy periods), please get in touch with us to work out what options may be available.


  1. Go to System > Configuration > Fooman Connect
  2. Configure the following settings and click Save Configuration.

Enable Automatic Exports (v1.1.0+)

Select “Yes” to enable Fooman Connect: Xero.

Even though the automatic export is scheduled to be run every 10 minutes, it cannot run faster than the system cron job. It is important to verify that a Magento cronjob was correctly configured during the initial set up of your Magento store, as this is essential to the automatic export function of Fooman Connect. If in doubt, please check with your web host or system administrator to confirm this. 


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