The role of any API is to share data from one application to another. Earlier, it was not an easy task to identify where data was located for different APIs. That is when REST entered the picture making it easy for one application to communicate with another, in the fastest way.
Usually, company’s product data is stored at multiple places, and there are times when specific data or file is needed in some other department. The best way to send files is via API, and in such scenarios, REST API becomes handy – it gets things done faster, is lightweight, secure, and easy to write code.
REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer. It acts as a connector between two applications, anywhere, using HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE data.
It is also referred to as a RESTful web service – based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style, and approach to communications often used in web services development.
A list of REST API Links and other details will be provided for every flexiPIM user. With the help of the given information, the flexiPIM user can send the REST API Request to flexiPIM. Once the tool receives a request, the following happens:
Token-based Authentication is implemented in flexiPIM’s REST API. Every flexiPIM User is provided a secret token through which the users can gain access to the flexiPIM API.
With the help of flexiPIM’s REST API, users can create, edit, and delete the following things:
REST API in flexiPIM can fetch and transfer data to platforms like Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, any other eCommerce and ERP platforms. Users can also modify data in flexiPIM from other resources after establishing the connection with REST API.
|1||http://host/api/categories||POST||Return List of All Available Categories|
|2||http://host/api/families||POST||Return List of All Available Family|
|3||http://host/api/products||POST||Return List of All Available Products|
|4||http://host/api/attribute_groups||POST||Return List of All Available Attributes Group|
|5||http://host/api/attributes||POST||Return List of All Available Attributes|
|1||http://host/api/categories/create||POST||Create a New Category|
|2||http://host/api/categories/update||POST||Edit an Existing Category|
|3||http://host/api/categories/delete||POST||Delete an Existing Category|
|4||http://host/api/families/create||POST||Create a New Family|
|5||http://host/api/families/update||POST||Edit an Existing Family|
|6||http://host/api/families/addAttributes||POST||Add Attributes to an Existing Family|
|7||http://host/api/families/delete||POST||Delete an Existing Family|
|8||http://host/api/products||POST||Return List of All Available Products|
|9||http://host/api/products/create||POST||Create a New Product|
|10||http://host/api/products/edit||POST||Edit an Existing Product|
|11||http://host/api/products/delete||POST||Delete an Existing Product|
|12||http://host/api/attribute_groups/create||POST||Create a New Attribute Group|
|13||http://host/api/attribute_groups/addAttributes||POST||Add Attributes to an Existing Attribute Group|
|14||http://host/api/attribute_groups/update||POST||Edit an Existing Attribute Group|
|15||http://host/api/attribute_groups/delete||POST||Delete an Existing Attribute Group|
|16||http://host/api/attributes/create||POST||Create a New Attribute|
|17||http://host/api/attributes/edit||POST||Edit an Existing Attribute|
|18||http://host/api/attributes/delete||POST||Delete an Existing Attribute|
Files transfer becomes seamless with REST API Integration. It offers amazing multi channel support by transferring necessary files swiftly to the specific system
flexiPIM provides you the API to transfer data in case your company has multi-channels, and if you already have an API in place, the same can be connected easily. Ensure a hassle-free data and files transfer REST API and flexiPIM.
Having a large scale of products data which is taking too much time to locate and load? Contact flexiPIM and do both – streamline your company’s product data, and offer amazing customer experiences.