Desperately confused as how to API's work

  1. I’ve downloaded the API connector
  2. I have access to an API and have an API key

Let’s say my key is: x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2

This is the endpoint they give:{parameters}

An example they give:

These are examples of resources:

  1. /propertysearch/address/{number}/{dir}/{street}/{suffix}/{unit}/{city}/{county}/{state}/{zip}
  2. /property/id

How do I input this information into the API connector? Where does the API key go? I have watched the tutorials and am still having problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I’m not an expert on APIs but hopefully this working example of the Etsy API can serve as a reference point. Notice how the parameters are in the body type.

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This is how you do it

notice (use [] for params)

I did that:

This is what happens when I try to initialize a call:

that should do it.

Okay, I’ve done this:

When initializing the call it returns this:

remove space from API KEY should be APIKEY.

Okay. Now we are getting this error:

try lowercase “a” for address parameter key

Did that, same error.

try using a different address.

What address format are you using?

street, city, state, zip

If you’re still having issues try deleting the API connection and building a new one.

1854 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN, 46203

This is the address I’m using. Still having the same error.

Time to build a new connection?

Try an address from a neighborhood.

Like this:

2131 Cedar Creek Rd, Lake Lure, NC, 28746

Tried that new address, still the same error. Tried creating a new api connection, still the same error.

This is what it looks like now:

ah ha! uncheck the Private box next to address.