Starts a timer for a project

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description Required
action string “StartTaskTimer” Required
timerid int The id of the task to be ended Required
projectid int The id of the project for the task timer Required
adminid int The admin id to associate the timer with Optional
start_time int The start time as a unix time stamp. Defaults to time() if not provided Optional
end_time int The start time as a unix time stamp. Optional

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
result string The result of the operation: success or error
message string ‘Start Timer Has Been Set’

Example Request (CURL)

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
            'action' => 'StartTaskTimer',
            // See
            'username' => 'IDENTIFIER_OR_ADMIN_USERNAME',
            'password' => 'SECRET_OR_HASHED_PASSWORD',
            'projectid' => '1',
            'timerid' => '1',
            'adminid' => '2',
            'responsetype' => 'json',
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$response = curl_exec($ch);

Example Request (Local API)

$command = 'StartTaskTimer';
$postData = array(
    'projectid' => '1',
    'timerid' => '1',
    'adminid' => '2',
$adminUsername = 'ADMIN_USERNAME'; // Optional for WHMCS 7.2 and later

$results = localAPI($command, $postData, $adminUsername);

Example Response JSON

    "result": "success",
    "message": "Start Timer Has Been Set"

Error Responses

Possible error condition responses include:

  • Project ID is Required
  • Project ID Not Found
  • Timer ID Not Set
  • Timer ID Not Found
  • Admin ID Not Found

Version History

Version Changelog
1.0 Initial Version