REST is a standards-based programming language that uses HTTP for data transfer.
Integrations and Connectors
AgilePoint NX integrates in these ways with REST:
- Activities in Process Builder
- Lookups in eForm Builder
- Access tokens
- REST API
Activities in Process Builder
An activity is a functional unit, or task, in a process-based app. Activities that integrate with a third-party system provide access to the API functionality for that system in a simple, point-and-click, form-entry format. This means that you can easily leverage APIs without writing code.
Process Activities for REST
The following activities are available.
- REST Service
For more information, refer to REST Service activity in Process Builder:
Lookups in eForm Builder
A lookup is an automated procedure that retrieves data from an external data source, such as a database or third-party service, to display runtime. For example, you can use a lookup to populate the options in a list on an eForm.
For more information, refer to REST Service Auto-Lookup configuration.
A drop-down list populated from a lookup
Sample lookup configuration screen
This image is only one example configuration screen from the Auto-Lookup form control. It does not show all the configuration options, and lookups can be configured and executed in multiple ways. The Auto-Lookup control can perform a lookup for eForms or other controls. However, many other form controls have built-in lookup capabilities — for example, the Drop-Down List form control. For information about how to configure lookups, refer to eForm Controls.
You can create access tokens for REST.
An access token is a secure object that stores an endpoint (usually a URL) and authentication credentials to connect to a service or technology. Often this is an external or third-party service, like Salesforce or SharePoint, but access tokens can also connect to an AgilePoint NX enviornment, local database, or other types of technologies. Once an access token is created, app designers can simply select and reuse it, rather than entering the credentials each time they are needed.
For more information, refer to Access token for REST Service.
REST Service Access Token Configuration screen
The REST API lets you execute actions in AgilePoint NX with REST. This is especially useful for mobile apps, but you can use the REST API with any web-based applications.
For more information, refer to REST API.
- (Example) Get the Leave Information with a REST Activity
- (Example) Create a REST Service Access Token
- (Example) Configure a REST Activity to Get the Leave Information
- Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.
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