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Creating a data object and connecting it to a system of record using REST

Suggest edit Updated on January 29, 2021

Add data objects to your application to define and store data, for example, customer addresses, then integrate them with data from an external source using REST.

Before you begin: Read the API documentation for the REST service that you choose, to determine the supported endpoints, parameters, and authentication protocol. You can then work with your system administrator to find or create the relevant authentication profile.
  1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Data.

  2. Click Data objects and integrations.

  3. Click New.

  4. In the Data objects name field, enter a name for the new data object.

  5. In the Define source data field, select Now.

  6. In the System field list, select a system of record.

    • Create new – Create a new system to connect to an external database using a REST connection.
    • Other system – Connect to an external database using a REST connection.
  7. In the Connection details section, in the Method field, select either GET or POST as the connection method.

  8. In the Endpoint URL field, enter the endpoint URL of the data.

  9. In the Parameters section, choose which part of the URL are dynamic and need to be parameterized for future calls.

  10. In the Headers section, click Add header to specify a request header and its value. Some services require extra information, for example, API version.

Specify and configure the authentication method.
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