View data sources

Now that you have imported the schema file, let's take a look at the data sources that are now available for your project, as shown in the example below.

Viewing data source settings

The settings for every data source can be viewed and edited. In most cases you need to set path or query parameters. If required, you may need to enable authentication and other settings.

For this tutorial we don't need to make any changes but let's see how it's done anyway, as shown in the example below - findEngineById.

Step

Description

1

From the Home menu, click Data Sources. This displays the list of data sources you imported in the previous step.

2

Select a data source from the list of available data sources, for example findEnginebyId. This opens the Edit Data Source pane displaying the current settings for the selected data source.

3

Expand Required Parameters to view the parameter(s) for the request. In the case of findEnglineById, the engine_id path parameter is required and has been preset with a sample value.

4

Expand Enable Authentication, Caching, Proxy or Insecure Access. We wont make any changes here but note the options.

5

We won't make any changes so let's now preview the data source.

Normally, the HTTP method or address should not be changed. The name can be changed as required. Path parameters require data sample values. (See Data source settings).

Preview data source

Next to the Edit Data Source pane is the Preview pane. This pane provides a preview of a response of a request to the data source.

So, go ahead and click Preview Data Source. Xapix sends a GET request to the provided address. The response is shown in the Preview area.

Click Preview Data Source to view sample output from the selected data source

The following shows the output from a call to this data source based on the default settings of the findEngineById.

Some values were redacted for privacy and security reasons.

{
"status": 200,
"body": {
"power_hp": 180,
"fuel_type": "Diesel",
"manufacturer": "Remedy Engines",
"price": 4800
},
"cookies": {},
"header": {
"server": "server",
"content-type": "application/json",
"content-length": "103",
"connection": "close",
"accept-ranges": "bytes",
"e-tag": "\"tag\"",
"x-amz-request-id": "236F8561DDB31AC6",
"date": "Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:12:12 GMT",
"last-modified": "Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:54:45 GMT",
"x-amz-id-2": "key"
}
}

With the data sources onboarded (imported), we are now ready to create an endpoint.

Next step
Next step

To continue, see Create an endpoint.