API request to create account with type 'otherAsset' changes type to 'other Asset'

I'm working on a script that will create some tracking  accounts, and I discovered what looks like a bug in the create account endpoint (i.e. POST to /budgets/{budget_id}/accounts). A tracking account created from the UI has type "otherAsset", when I send a request to create an account with type "otherAsset", it is changed to "other Asset". The UI seems to handle this without any trouble, but it causes problems with generated API clients since "other Asset" is not an allowed value.

 

This sequence of curl requests demonstrates the issue. Note the account "Test" was created in the UI, then I create an account called "Test API".

 

❯ curl -X GET "https://api.youneedabudget.com/v1/budgets/<budget id>/accounts" -H  "accept: application/json" -H  "Content-Type: application/json" -H  "Authorization: Bearer $(cat ynab_token)"  | jq .
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   299    0   299    0     0    339      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   339
{
  "data": {
    "accounts": [
      {
        "id": "<redacted>",
        "name": "Test",
        "type": "otherAsset",
        "on_budget": false,
        "closed": false,
        "note": null,
        "balance": 0,
        "cleared_balance": 0,
        "uncleared_balance": 0,
        "transfer_payee_id": "<redacted>",
        "deleted": false
      }
    ],
    "server_knowledge": 68
  }
}

❯ curl -X POST "https://api.youneedabudget.com/v1/budgets/<budget id>/accounts" -H  "accept: application/json" -H  "Content-Type: application/json" -H  "Authorization: Bearer $(cat ynab_token)" -d "{  \"account\": {    \"name\": \"Test API\",    \"type\": \"otherAsset\",    \"balance\": 0  }}" | jq .
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   384    0   301  100    83    451    124 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   575
{
  "data": {
    "account": {
      "id": "<redacted>",
      "name": "Test API",
      "type": "other Asset",
      "on_budget": false,
      "closed": false,
      "note": null,
      "balance": 0,
      "cleared_balance": 0,
      "uncleared_balance": 0,
      "transfer_payee_id": "<redacted>",
      "deleted": false
    },
    "server_knowledge": 70
  }
}

❯ curl -X GET "https://api.youneedabudget.com/v1/budgets/<budget id>/accounts" -H  "accept: application/json" -H  "Content-Type: application/json" -H  "Authorization: Bearer $(cat ynab_token)"  | jq .
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   558    0   558    0     0   1143      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  1143
{
  "data": {
    "accounts": [
      {
        "id": "<redacted>",
        "name": "Test",
        "type": "otherAsset",
        "on_budget": false,
        "closed": false,
        "note": null,
        "balance": 0,
        "cleared_balance": 0,
        "uncleared_balance": 0,
        "transfer_payee_id": "<redacted>",
        "deleted": false
      },
      {
        "id": "<redacted>",
        "name": "Test API",
        "type": "other Asset",
        "on_budget": false,
        "closed": false,
        "note": null,
        "balance": 0,
        "cleared_balance": 0,
        "uncleared_balance": 0,
        "transfer_payee_id": "<redacted>",
        "deleted": false
      }
    ],
    "server_knowledge": 70
  }
}
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  • Hey Aquamarine Network , thanks for pointing that out! We let our developers know you're running into that and it does look to indeed be a bug. It may not be something we're able to get to right away, but we'll reply back here once that's fixed!

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  • Sounds great, thank you!

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  • A quick follow up here - this should now be fixed.

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  • Thanks Brady!

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