Progress DataDirect Autonomous REST Connector delivers seamless, real-time connectivity between REST data and your ODBC/JDBC tools and applications. Autonomous REST Connector rapidly decreases the amount of time required for applications to understand and consume APIs through its codeless configuration and intelligent sampling.
With intelligent sampling, Autonomous REST Connector can point to an API and automatically create a configuration file that allows you to start working with the data immediately — no code, no hassle. The configuration file can also be customized to determine how to navigate the various APIs you need to leverage.
In addition, Autonomous REST Connector supports a wide variety of authentication methods and normalizes the API’s response schema to a SQL-friendly format. It’s always been easy to create a connector using Autonomous REST Connector, but we have simplified this even further with the Autonomous REST Connector UI. The new UI helps you create connectors faster. You don’t need to manually create or edit configurations or worry about the correctness of syntax to configure your API. Just add your configurations in the UI and the UI will take care of the rest. Simply download the configuration file.
In this article, we will walk you through a basic example of how you can use Autonomous REST Connector UI by creating a new connector for SpaceX API.
java -jar autorest.jar
You will now see the UI launching in your default browser as shown below.
Note: As SpaceX doesn’t use any authentication to access the resources, we are using Authentication Method as None. But if your API needs authentication, please configure it before you click on Send.
We hope this article helped you to get started with Autonomous REST Connector UI to quicky create connectors, generate a connection string, and start using the connector with your application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.