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Making an API call (external Data Sources)
Making an API call (external Data Sources)

This article explains how you can use an API call to access external data from the Rainbird Studio.

An application programming interface (API) allows the user to access predefined and existing information that is stored on a server. Rainbird can use an API to access external information and then use the external information to create concept instances and facts at run-time. 

Using an API to access external information saves time when working with vast quantities of data that may already exist somewhere, or when working with live data which is prone to change, as the data does not need to be hard-coded inside of a knowledge map.

The articles listed below will demonstrate how to build a knowledge map that uses an API to retrieve the make and model of a vehicle from a database after the user provides Rainbird with a licence plate number

  1. Making an API Call - Example Map Part 1: Building the Framework
  2. Making an API Call - Example Map Part 2: Connecting the Knowledge Map to the Datasource
  3. Making an API Call - Downloadable Model
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Making an API call - Downloadable Map - File

Query and Result

The query is built on the rule ‘gets’. 

Making an API call - Basic Map Build

This article is Part 1 in a series that will demonstrate how to build a map that calls to a data source to retrieve information about a vehicle's make and model by using an API.

1. Create 5 string concepts... (More)

Making an API Call - Example Map Part 2: Connecting the Knowledge Map to the Datasource

This article is Part 2 in a series that will demonstrate how to build a map that calls to a data source to retrieve information about a vehicle's make and model by using an API. Click here for Part 1.... (More)

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