How to use APIs in Alteryx

APIs power the programmable web by connecting applications. Learn how to use them effectively in Alteryx Designer.

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What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. It’s the way that two pieces of software talk to one another. An oft-used analogy is that of a restaurant where the API is likened to the waiter or waitress that moves between you and the chef. You (the client) make a request. The waiter then relays this message to the chef (the server). And the waiter returns with a response and, all being well, the data.