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SWS UpdateRentRateV2 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 to be sent when updating the rent rates on active rentals. This method allows you to choose if the letter will be centralized mail or local mail.


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 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 This is returned when you use any of the GetSiteUnitData calls.
UnitVersion Decimal Required
Description The unit’s version number which serves to prevent duplicate use of the unit.
MailLocal Boolean Required
Description Indicates if the letter should be printed and mailed through the site (“True”) or through centralized mailing (“False”).

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
ErrorMessage String
Description If “Succeeded” is “False” this will give additional information as to what failed.
Succeeded Boolean
Description Indicates if the rate change was completed successfully (“True”) of not (“False”).
UnitID Long
Description The unit’s ID number where the rate was updated. 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 UpdateRentRateV2 request object, and an UpdateRentRateV2 response object. We will also need a RentRateReqDataV2 array we can pass to the request. We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.UpdateRentRateV2_Request request = new SWS.UpdateRentRateV2_Request();
SWS.UpdateRentRateV2_Response response;

SWS.RentRateReqDataV2[] reqRentRate = new SWS.RentRateReqDataV2[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].MailLocal = 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.UpdateRentRateV2(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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