Look at the following external API as an example: https://api.thedogapi.com/v1/breeds. Clicking the link opens the API response that contains a JSON object with dog breed data. You might want to use only one piece of that information in a Dropdown or Multi-Select Dropdown component. In this how-to guide, you'll create a drop-down that lists only the dog breed names.
In this article, you’ll learn how to set up an external service and make an external API call using a Multi-Select Dropdown component.
How to Make an External API Call in a Multi-Select Dropdown Component
Making external API calls in a Multi-Select Dropdown component is a two-part process. First, the external API service is set up on the Services Administration page. Next, a Multi-Select Dropdown uses the external API service.
NOTE If you are completing this lab in the Training environment, the Dog API is likely already set up. Double-check the list of Active Services before completing this step. If the Dog API is on the list of Active Services, move to the Configure the Multi-Select Dropdown Component section.
To add the Dog API external service to Services Administration:
At the top right of the Unqork Designer Platform, click Settings.