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SWS UpdateRentRate Method

Lets you change the rent rate for a unit. Multiple units can be individually processed with a new rate. Letters can also be scheduled when updating the rent rates for active rentals. The letters will only be scheduled as centralized mail using this method.


Name DataType Is Required
AcctID Long Optional
Description The account’s ID number. This is returned when you use the CreateNewAccount method or can be retrieved with the SearchBy method. Only required when sending a letter.
EffectiveDate DateTime Required
Description The date the future rate will go into effect.
LetterDate DateTime Optional
Description The date the letter is to be sent. Only required when SendLetter is “True”.
NewRate Decimal Required
Description The new rent rate for the rental item.
OrgID Long Required
Description The organization’s ID number.
RentalID Long Optional
Description The rental item’s ID number. This is returned when using the MakeReservation method or can be searched for using the SearchBy method. Only required if SendLetter is ‘True’.
SendLetter Boolean Optional
Description Indicates if the system is to generate a rate change notice letter (“True”) or not (“False”).
SiteID Long Required
Description The site’s ID number. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.
UnitID Long Required
Description The unit’s ID number for the unit where the rate change will apply. This is returned when you use any of the GetSiteUnitData
calls and is maintained through rentals.
UnitVersion Decimal Required
Description The unit’s version number which serves to prevent duplicate use of the unit.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
ErrorMessage String
Description The message about any problem that occurred during the process, including details to locate errant code.
Succeeded Boolean
Description Indicates if the rate was changed successfully (“True”) or not (“False”).
UnitID Long
Description The unit’s ID number to which the rate change applied. This is maintained through rentals.


As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We will assume you have a web reference, let us name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project. At this point we need to define our objects.  We will need the standard service object, an UpdateRentRate request object, and an UpdateRentRate response object. We will also need a RentRateReqData array to pass to the request object. We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.UpdateRentRate_Request request = new SWS.UpdateRentRate_Request();
SWS.UpdateRentRate_Response response;

SWS.RentRateReqData[] reqRentRate = new SWS.RentRateReqData[1];

Here is a sample code of the request object:

// UpdateRentRate Request
reqRentRate[0].OrgID = 123456;
reqRentRate[0].SiteID = 123456;
reqRentRate[0].AcctId = 123456;
reqRentRate[0].UnitID = 123456;
reqRentRate[0].UnitVersion = 23;
reqRentRate[0].RentalId = 123456;
reqRentRate[0].NewRate = 55.25m;
reqRentRate[0].EffectiveDate = new DateTime(2017, 9,1);
reqRentRate[0].SendLetter = true;
reqRentRate[0].LetterDate = new DateTime(2017, 8, 1);

Finally we can call the method and pass across the login object and the request object to retrieve our requested information. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
  response = service.UpdateRentRate(user_request, request);
catch (Exception ex)

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You will want to capture the message in the exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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