Getting Started with Rest APIs and Reltio
REST APIs in Reltio allow users to interact with the platform programmatically, extending its functionality. These APIs support four primary operations: GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, which are used to retrieve, create, update, and delete data respectively.
Before beginning, it's necessary to have a few prerequisites installed, including Postman, a text editor such as Notepad++, and Git for version control. Postman is a REST API client used to simplify API calls, offering functionalities like constructing and sending requests, and viewing responses.
The guide also explains how to use Postman to interact with REST APIs in Reltio. The process involves downloading and installing Postman, creating an account, importing the Postman collection for Reltio APIs from the Reltio Community GitHub repository, and setting up the necessary variables for your Reltio instance.
To access Reltio's APIs, users must authenticate themselves and obtain an access token using OAuth 2.0. The guide also provides examples of commonly used API endpoints in Reltio and discusses the potential for automating processes and scripting with APIs, working with filters in API calls, monitoring API status and logs, importing files for bulk updates, and using APIs to explore the Reltio data model and to enrich data using external data providers like DMB.