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SDK NodeJS

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On your Flotiq dashboard, you can find link to download client library SDK NodeJS.

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These package is automatically generated every time you modify your Content Type definitions, just like your API documentation.

1. Installation

To use SDK in your project follow below steps:

  1. Unzip and move this package to [projectDirectory]/flotiq-javascript-sdk/
  2. In your [projectDirectory]/flotiq-javascript-sdk/ run npm i && npm run build
  3. In your [projectDirectory] run npm i ./flotiq-javascript-sdk --save

Other installation methods are described in #Additional usage methods section.

2. Configure your SDK

To initialize SDK we will use FlotiqUserApi.ApiClient.init method, which requires to provide the API_KEY value.

Your Flotiq API_KEY is located in the Flotiq Dashboard. If you need more directions go to the docs.

const FlotiqUserApi = require("flotiq_user_api");
FlotiqUserApi.ApiClient.init("API_KEY");

3. Make requests to the Flotiq

let api = new FlotiqUserApi.ContentBlogAuthorApi();
let opts = {
  page: "1", // {Number} Listing page number, 1-based
  limit: "20", // {Number} Page limit
  orderBy: "internal.updatedAt", // {String} Order by field
  orderDirection: "asc", // {String} Order direction
  hydrate: "0", // {Number} Should hydrate relations of object, for now only one level of hydration is possible
  filters:
    '{"slug":{"type":"contains","filter":"test"},"title":{"type":"contains","filter":"test"}}', // {String} List filters
  ids: '["null"]', // {[String]} Ids of objects to return.
};
api.listFlotiqblogauthor(opts).then(
  function (data) {
    console.log("API called successfully. Returned data: " + data);
  },
  function (error) {
    console.error(error);
  }
);

4. SDK NodeJS common use cases

The Main concept of Flotiq is that your API Specification represents your set of content definitions literally.

Can be use:

  • SearchApi: The Flotiq API provides a powerful search engine, which is a wrapper for ElasticSearch queries.
  • MediaApi: Endpoint for upload or get media files.
  • InternalApi: Returns, delete or create an user-defined Content Definitions
  • GraphQlApi: Endpoint for GraphQL Queries for Headless Types
  • Content...Api: Endpoints for automatically generated Content Type definitions

Additional usage methods

Local development

You can also use this package as local dependency. To use the library locally without publishing to a remote npm registry or committing to the repository, first install the dependencies by changing into the directory containing package.json (and this README). Let's call this JAVASCRIPT_CLIENT_DIR. Then run:

npm install

Next, link it globally in npm with the following, also from JAVASCRIPT_CLIENT_DIR:

npm link

To use the link you just defined in your project, switch to the directory you want to use your flotiq_user_api from, and run:

npm link /path/to/<JAVASCRIPT_CLIENT_DIR>

Finally, you need to build the module:

npm run build

Last update: September 26, 2022

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