Manage your API

APIs represent the grouping of your database connections, schema, resource endpoints, business rules, and events as well as the security access-control settings. Each API has a list of one or more registered databases. These APIs are active and available, or running. You manage the contents of an API using API Creator.
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APIs represent the grouping of your database connections, schema, resource endpoints, business rules, and events as well as the security access-control settings. Each API has a list of one or more registered databases. These APIs are active and available, or running. You manage the contents of an API using API Creator.
For more information about the list of registered databases, see Data Sources.
In this article:
Access your API
Access your API by logging on to API Creator. The APIs tab (on the Home page) is the main landing page for API Creator. This page includes a list of all your APIs. You can scan the list of APIs listed or you can search for your API by entering part of the API name or part of the URL fragment in the
Filter APIs
field. Click the tile for the API you want to access.
Disabled APIs are displayed with a DISABLED icon in the API tile. Disabled APIs do not accept requests.
Revalidate the Schema after Making Changes
CA Live API Creator
does not replicate your schema. You can use your existing tools to manage your schema. The rule repository makes reference to schema objects such as table and column names. If you change the schema–add a table or column, update a table or column name, or delete a table and column–you must synchronize these changes with your repository by reloading the schema.
 For more information:
  • About how to manage existing schemas, including how to add, update, and delete a table name or delete a table in your data source, see Manage Existing Schemas.
  • About how to reload the schema as the schema evolves and you change the schema, see Database Connectivity.
Add Topics and Associate Rules to the Topics
While
CA Live API Creator
automatically invokes logic for relevant transactions, it is useful to capture business requirements and the logic that implements them. Group rules together by associating them to topics.
For more information about how to add topics and associate rules to them, see Manage Topics.
Define Named Filters and Named Sorts
You can secure filtering without having to add your own filters or add user filters when you need more power than what the system filters afford you. User filters mask or hide the internal column and SQL syntax and prevent users from accessing your data using regular filters (to prevent SQL injection).
For more information:
View the Audit Trail of Changes
As you apply administration changes to your API, API Creator records an audit trail of changes.
For more information about where to view the audit trail of changes, see API Properties.