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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:28 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

DataStage® Release: 11x
Job Type: Parallel
OS: Unix
Is there any IGC REST API Explorer documentation existing, outside of the "helper" page?

"Helper" page URL: You can access InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog REST API at this URL: https://host_server:port_number/ibm/iis/igc-rest-explorer

My goal is to demo how to use the REST API to retrieve properties of an asset, such a term's short description.

I have made many attempts at submitting search requests to search on a single term so that I can find its RID. I got mostly unexpected results of getting the first page of 10 out of ALL matching 5000+ terms in every response.

Later I used a tool ( http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/ ) to decode the example request URLs in the search category. From the reverse-engineered examples I found some JSON lists that belong in the WHERE field. I finally got one of my own to work, but only by copying the example WHERE text.

Now I am wondering what are the possible combinations of properties and values I could enter into the WHERE field. I have not been able to find any documentation about this. The only help text on the screen says to enter a "JSON object describing conditions to be applied to search." It is certainly not intuitive what to enter and I never would have been able to figure it out on my own. I understand the JSON format, but how does one know what the options are?

This is an exercise in frustration. Is reverse-engineering the examples the only way to learn how to use this interface? Still, it doesn't tell you the possibilities.

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