This article explains the REST API node that can be configured as part of Workflows. Learn more about using workflows here.
Note: This works only for REST APIs that accept JSON payloads over HTTP POST methods or Query String payloads over HTTP GET methods.
- Sending data from Clappia to external REST-based APIs.
Editing the block
Click on the block and start editing on the panel that appears on the right side.
This is the name that appears in the Workflow on the left side. If there are multiple REST API nodes in the workflow, set different step names like Rest External Api, Rest Private Api etc.
REST API Endpoint of the Server where the data needs to be sent. This can use variables defined in the app.
Select one of GET or POST.
Optional Query String that the API accepts.It can use variables defined in the app. Learn more about using variables in workflows here.
The query String should follow the pattern –
?parameter1=value1¶meter2=value2& . . .
Any additional headers that the API takes. For example, Content-Type, x-api-key etc. This needs to be a valid JSON object.
Note: As of now, this does not support dynamic variable names from the app fields.
Select one of JSON or XML. Depending upon this selection, the request and response types will be set.
JSON/XML Payload to the REST API. Can be set only if the Method Type selected above is POST. It can use variables defined in the app. Learn more about using variables in workflows here.