Today, Enterprise IT is no longer a monolith consisting of a few disparate systems with little-to-no cross-connectivity, but an amalgamation of multiple products and tools working in unison driving the IT-led business strategy forward. The ability of a system to share data across the internal & external ecosystem is the critical ask-of-the-hour. Business & IT leaders and citizen developers alike require flexibility to push data to and pull data from various other systems to build robust & scalable apps and workflows on Quixy platform.
Web Services and Integrations empower our citizen developers with complete control over creating and managing their workflows while bringing the desired level of automation on-demand and at-scale without compromising Security and Performance.
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Also known as Web APIs, Web Service is a standalone application that is capable of performing one or more tasks and can communicate with the host application over the internet aka Integration. Some common examples of Web Services are Stock tickers, Payment services, Third-party logins on eCommerce sites, Weather snippets, etc.
Through Web Services, businesses can build umpteen desired pre-built functionalities with zero hassle.
In Quixy, broadly Integrations are of two types:
But how to ensure the right data is accessed by the intended systems/audience.
To put it modestly, it is a mechanism to build intelligence in Web Service to restrict unauthorized access to business-critical information. Quixy offers a host of security configuration options for the Admins to ensure information is accessed by the verified sources only.
Head out to Integrations to manage the Secret Key and API URL / Host along with the Header and Body of the API. These configuration settings let the 3rd Party system know where to retrieve the information from and the format of communication i.e. JSON.
With this process, any 3rd party systems will be able to push/pull the data from Quixy APIs on-demand.
Let us now briefly delve into the various ways in which the data can be relayed to or retrieved from 3rd party systems.
Quixy has a provision to cater to multiple scenarios based on the various enterprise needs. As an Admin on the platform, there are situations where the user may want to push or pull the data into the app based on the workflow and actions taken by the end-users. App-specific integrations are broadly categorized into four types namely:
Create a webhook from App settings to retrieve the data from a 3rd party system. Whenever the 3rd party system triggers the web service based on certain business scenarios on the other side, the data is actively pushed to Quixy. The transmitted data is captured on the app.
Create a datasource report with API type and expose this API to 3rd party systems to retrieve data from Quixy.
An option to retrieve the data from a 3rd party system that can be configured as an External app reference or External lookup. The data from the API is accessible in the app as an External reference.
Create a custom integration to push data from Quixy to 3rd party. Most popular option among citizen developers due to the complete control of web services integration.
Applicable when the 3rd party system has no provision to connect directly to push data from Quixy. In such instances, a webhook is created on Zapier through which the connection is established. All configurations related to web services are managed on the Zapier interface.
We have explored the Integrations between Quixy and 3rd party / External systems via web services.
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Web-hook : https://help.quixy.com/en/web-hook
Customer integrations : https://help.quixy.com/en/integrations
External App references : https://help.quixy.com/en/retrieve-data-from-3rd-party-application
External Look ups : https://help.quixy.com/en/external-lookups
Report API : https://help.quixy.com/en/api-report
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