Create a REST Endpoint

Xapix provides several ways of making endpoints. Using the Create new REST Endpoint button on the Project dashboard, you select an HTTP method and provide a path for the endpoint. Xapix provides a method to automatically generate an endpoint from a connector.

As we have created our Quickstart tutorial connectors, let's just use one of them to quickly create an endpoint. For example, using the connector findEngineByID, the following endpoint is automatically created.

/xapix-io-api-data/vehicle-demo/engines/{engine_id}.json

Each connector on the Available Connectors page includes a dropdown menu containing an option to automatically create a mapping with a connector. Xapix creates a request and an endpoint that are mapped to the connector.

Xapix automatically generates a pipeline that includes an endpoint using the connector.

A key feature of the Pipeline dashboard is using drag and drop to map attributes in one unit to parameters in another unit. You simply drag an attribute from a unit over to a placeholder for a parameter in a second unit.

Step

Description

1

Click Connectors from the Home menu. This lists the available data sources to your project.

2

Locate the data source findEngineById in the list of connectors.

3

Click the down arrow at the end of a Connector row to reveal the Options menu for the selected connector.

4

Click Create mapping with Connector. Xapix then generates an endpoint and a pipeline.

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To continue, see View mappings.