Overview and Where to find iVend API
Hi my name is Kumar, and in this video I will provide an overview of iVend API and where to find iVend API.
API stands for application programming interface. It is a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features of data of an application or other service.
The iVend API framework confirms to service-oriented architecture principals and supports simple object access protocol payloads in the universal XML web service protocol. It helps to create connection, check connection, get country list, save country, get customer, save customer, updating single property of an object, and post transactions. This supports strategic software partners to build highly advanced integration with third party enterprise application.
iVend API is platform independent and allows developer to integrate it with any other software such as ERPs, accounting softwares, software legacy systems, etc.
Customer having in-house information technology team may integrate with third party enterprise applications with iVend Retail Solution using its web services API suite.
iVend API supports integration with objects as much as 40 including all important objects, and these are all integration key objects such as Bar Code Mask, Batch, Country, Coupon, and so on.
iVend API provides a configurable mechanism of securing a web service communication by providing options SSL based security and custom user name and password based security.
With iVend API, you can integrate iVend with any other software or ERP using iVend API. You can use any platform which supports SOAP-based calls in XML form. You can use any programming language which supports SOAP-based calls in XML form, and with iVend API you cannot create a new screen in iVend using iVend APIs and you cannot develop any new functionality.
Now, let us see how to locate an iVend API. iVend API is one of the standard installable component part of the product installer. iVend APIs work with IIS server and installed on same by default through the iVend installer.
Now, all the files related to iVend API are installed at iVend installation path. Under the CitiXsys iVend Retail and iVend API, and to find the hosted iVend API in your web server, go to iNet Manager, inetmgr command. Here, expand these, then expand the default website and click on iVend API. It opens all the iVend APIs. This is the content view. You can browse this as well.
So, this is how, user can locate iVend API.
With this, we end our session of Overview on iVend API.
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