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REST Data Source Connector
The REST Data Source Connector allows you to pull data from an external API into a data source, populating its rows/columns for use in screens.
This connector functions similarly to our REST Field (in-app REST requests) that can push or pull data from your API, a custom API, or taskform’s API.
However, getting the data into the correct format generally requires a few changes to be made to the data’s structure before it could be of use in-app or our web portal, either by coding this yourself or utilizing a 3rd party service (i.e., Zapier, Integromat) to format the data structure.
Now with the REST Data Source Connector, pulling data into a data source from an external API is a whole lot simpler. Data can be pull from a Target URL, and then an array with objects can be mapped to a data source’s rows/columns.
- Adding a REST Connector
- Configuring a REST Connector
- Example JSON expression
- Optional Settings
Adding a REST Connector
When logged into the web portal, navigate the side menu to Connected Data>Data Sources.
On the Data Sources page, hover over an existing Data Source and click the Settings link.
On the Settings page, under the Connector option, click +Add Connector.
This will bring up a list of available Connectors and click the REST option.
Configuring a REST Connector
1. Refresh Frequency
The time interval of which data is pulled and refreshed by this connector. Options are 15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours and, daily.
2. HTTP Action
Defines what kind of REST API procedure you are going to use.
|Use GET requests to retrieve resource representation and not to modify it in any way.
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