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Connecting to an API

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Kirstin
Asteroid

Hi,

 

I want to connect to the following API

http://brickset.com/api/v2.asmx

 

I have a unique key - but have NO CLUE how to get this to work in Alteryx.  I have a fair idea that the download tool is involved, but after that, I'm really stuck.

 

Help!

Kirstin

Alteryx
Alteryx

@Kirstin 

 

You are correct in that you would need to use the download tool to connect to the API. To get you started I would look over the Tool Mastery | Download knowledge article to get a good understanding of the download tool. From there you should definitely check out the Guide to Creating Your Own Connectors Series. It covers in detail how to create your own API connector including authentication, creating the API request, parsing the response, and other topics of interest.