The Integration Toolkit contains three options: API, Webhooks, and Scheduled Import or Export Automation. For more information on any of these features, contact Cartegraph at 800 688.2656.
The Cartegraph API is a tool for integration and system expansion to create, update, and delete records. It facilitates communication between Cartegraph and other systems and applications developed to our API specifications.
Who is it for?
We developed the Cartegraph API for technology developers interested in making their technology better by leveraging ours. Engaging and working with other members of the technology community gives us the opportunity to better understand and address the needs of our market.
Cartegraph's API is a REST API, requiring a skilled software developer who understands programming and REST APIs. It is intended for computer programmers, developers, and software engineers. It is not an end-user technology to get data into or out of the system. For that, use the Import/Export feature.
What do I need to know?
It’s a versioned API. You should consider the REST API as a contract between Cartegraph and any third-party code system. Cartegraph will continue to add nonbreaking features. Your interactions with Cartegraph's API will continue to function from version to version. The REST API uses standard HTTP verbs and JSON to function. It can be used with any platform or system that supports HTTP and JSON serialization.
In order to be successful using Cartegraph's REST API, you need to understand how our system works from the end user’s perspective. The REST API provides no hand-holding or advice for proper workflows.
What’s the benefit?
When Cartegraph is integrated with third-party technology built to our API specifications, end-users gain the ability to create, read, update, and delete Cartegraph data from outside the Cartegraph framework.
Tapping into the power of Zapier, Automate.io, and IFTTT, Cartegraph can now listen for changes inside your software, and automatically trigger an action in another app. With 1,000+ apps to choose from, the possibilities are endless, including the following:
- Support for outgoing Webhooks to allow for additional integration opportunities, using Cartegraph Automations.
- Improve or automate existing workflows.
For more information see About Webhooks and Webhook Example: Send a Tweet When a Pothole Request Closes on Campus.
Scheduled Import or Export Automation
When you need to schedule a regular time to import data from another software tool or export data out of Cartegraph to a software tool, create an automation with the Schedule an Import or Export block. You also have access to view and edit the automation in Automation Manager even if Automation Manager is not included in your product package.
You must have administrator rights to access this feature.
This feature may not be available in every package. Not sure if you have this feature or you want to learn more about it? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.