A rapid development NodeJS SDK for API's using CA Live API Creator REST API services.


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##CA Live API Creator NodeJS SDK CA Live API Creator Create low-code APIs and microservices with enterprise-grade security and top-class speed and agility. For more information about this SDK, please visit our doc center.

Node and SDK Installation

Make sure you have installed and configured NodeJS first. The SDK library is installed as we might expect, from a simple npm install command: Note: (MAC users may need to do sudo npm install APICreatorSDK -g)

npm install APICreatorSDK -g

Up and Running

After installation, we invite you to give the library a try. Here we're connecting to a local project, but the data and API are all real:

'use strict';
var apicreator = require('./APICreatorSDK');
var urlquery = require('./urlutil');
var api = apicreator.connect('http://localhost:8080/rest/default/demo/v1', 'demo', 'Password1');
api.endpoint('demo:customer').get().then(function (data) {

Use the urlutil.js library to encode the query segement (e.g. replace characters).

'use strict';
var apicreator = require('./APICreatorSDK');
var urlquery = require('./urlutil');
console.log("======use urlutil on query segment encode====");
var filter = urlquery.encodeQuerySegment("equal(name:'Juliet Dating Inc.')");
api.endpoint('demo:customer').get("sysfilter="+filter).then(function (data) {

Getting Started

Connecting to an existing project is done via the apicreator.connect() method. Here we are connecting to a sample API which is available as a sandbox for exploring the basics:

var apicreator, api;
apicreator = require('./APICreatorSDK');
var urlquery = require('./urlutil');

//via a username and password
api = apicreator.connect('https://localhost:8080/rest/default/demo/v1', 'demo', 'Password1');

//or with an API key
api = apicreator.connect('https://localhost:8080/rest/default/demo/v1', 'readonly');

API Creator can build an API around the tables and relationships it finds in your database. Once connected, your API endpoints are accessible in an easy to use REST calls:

var apicreator, api;
apicreator = require('./APICreatorSDK');
var urlquery = require('./urlutil');

//API endpoints follow a simple structure: http[s]://{projectUrl[:port]}/rest/default/{project_url}/{version}/{endpoint}?[filter]
//a full endpoint might look like this "https://eval.acme.com/rest/livedemo/demo/v1/customer"
api = apicreator.connect('https://localhost:8080/rest/default/demo/v1', 'demo', 'Password1');

var employee;
employee = api.endpoint('demo:employee/1');
employee.get().then(function (data) {
    console.log(data); //an array of 1 object from the employee table using employee key "1"

The customers.get() method refers to the http request method, and PUT/POST/DELETE requests will look very similar (though, for these requests, we invite you to register for a free download @ CA Live API Creator).

var api = apicreator.connect('http://localhost:8080/rest/default/demo/v1', 'demo', 'Password1');

var customers, alphaCustomer;
customers = api.endpoint('demo:customer');
var custname =  "Alpha"+ (String(new Date())).substr(17);
alphaCustomer = {
    name: custname,
    credit_limit: "1000"
//POST requires JSON data payload.
//PUT requires JSON with @metadata.checksum (used by optimisitic locking)
//DELETE requires passing in the key as part of the endpoint and a checksum value
customers.post(alphaCustomer).then(function (txSummary) {
   console.log("POST statusCode s/b 201 = "+ txSummary.statusCode); //txSummary an array of objects updated
   //use urlutil on query segment to encode sysfilter
   var filter = "sysfilter="+urlquery.encodeQuerySegment("equal(name:'"+custname+"')");
   customers.get(filter).then(function (data) {
        data[0].name = 'Alpha';
        //console.log(data); //an array which will now include customer: Alpha
         var alphaEndpoint = api.endpoint("demo:customer/Alpha");
         alphaEndpoint.put(data[0]).then(function(txSummary) {
            console.log("PUT statusCode s/b 200 = "+ txSummary.statusCode);
            alphaEndpoint.get().then(function(data) {
                console.log("GET data array of 1 = "+ data.length);
                var checksum = "checksum="+data[0]["@metadata"].checksum;
                //console.log("Get "+JSON.stringify(data[0]));
                alphaEndpoint.del(data[0],checksum).then(function(txSummary) {
                    console.log("DELETE statusCode s/b 200 = "+ txSummary.statusCode);
                }).then(undefined, console.error);
            }).then(undefined, console.error);
         }).then(undefined, console.error);
       }).then(undefined, console.error);
}).then(undefined, console.error);
POST statusCode s/b 201 = 201
PUT statusCode s/b 200 = 200
GET data array of 1 = 1
DELETE statusCode s/b 200 = 200

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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