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Desperately confused as how to API's work


#1
  1. I’ve downloaded the API connector
  2. I have access to an API and have an API key

Let’s say my key is: x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2

This is the endpoint they give: https://search.onboard-apis.com/propertyapi/v1.0.0/Resource/Package?{parameters}

An example they give: https://search.onboard-apis.com/propertyapi/v1.0.0/property/detail?id=1234

These are examples of resources:

  1. /propertysearch/address/{number}/{dir}/{street}/{suffix}/{unit}/{city}/{county}/{state}/{zip}
  2. /property/id

How do I input this information into the API connector? Where does the API key go? I have watched the tutorials and am still having problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

I’m not an expert on APIs but hopefully this working example of the Etsy API can serve as a reference point. Notice how the parameters are in the body type.


#3

This is how you do it


#4

notice (use [] for params)


#5

I did that:

This is what happens when I try to initialize a call:


#7


#8

that should do it.


#9

Okay, I’ve done this:

When initializing the call it returns this:


#10

remove space from API KEY should be APIKEY.


#11

Okay. Now we are getting this error:


#12

try lowercase “a” for address parameter key


#13

Did that, same error.


#14

try using a different address.


#15

What address format are you using?


#16

street, city, state, zip


#17

If you’re still having issues try deleting the API connection and building a new one.


#18

1854 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN, 46203

This is the address I’m using. Still having the same error.

Time to build a new connection?


#19

Try an address from a neighborhood.

Like this:

2131 Cedar Creek Rd, Lake Lure, NC, 28746


#20

Tried that new address, still the same error. Tried creating a new api connection, still the same error.

This is what it looks like now:


#21

ah ha! uncheck the Private box next to address.