API Creator Tour

API Creator Tour
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The API Creator tour is a step-by-step walk-through showing the highlights of using API Creator. The tour creates the Northwind API sample using the pre-installed Derby database, including a few sample resources and rules.
For more information about the Northwind API sample, see Northwind API Sample.
The tour covers the following topics:
  • Create your API - Connect to your database.
  • Use your API.
  • Define custom resources.
  • Enforce integrity - Rules by way of JavaScript.
  • Enforce security.
  • Add data sources.
  • Browse and edit data using Data Explorer.
    Data Explorer also has a separate tour.
The API Creator tour consists of a series of mini-tours, indicated by the Tour icon, which display as graduation caps in API Creator. The following image shows an example of a Tour icon and the window that opens:
Start the Tour
You can start the tour by clicking a Tour icon in API Creator.
Exit the Tour
Press the <esc> key on your keyboard.
When you exit a mini-tour, that Tour icon disappears. You can reset the tour.
Reset the Tour
From the gear icon menu, select 
Show All Tutorials
.
Disable the Tour
You can disable the tour permanently by shift-clicking each of the tour steps.
You can restart the tour at any point by resetting the tour.
Hide the Tour
From the gear icon menu, select 
Hide All Tutorials
.