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rebeccapeltz
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Collect Parameters to Use in API in Custom Data Connector

I have a Custom Data Connector that calls a Rest API.  I want the Connector to prompt for parameters that I can add to the API request.  I see how parameters are collected in the HelloWorldWithDocs example.   You define a type, HellowWorldType, that sets up 2 params "message" and "count" with some documentation (which I never see when I run this).   Then you pass the parameters to the HelloWorldImpl and create a table using the parameters.

Should I use the Value.ReplaceType to collect the parameters as in this example? Once I have the params I could add them to the API string and when I get the data and table created from the API call, I would return that from the "Impl" function.

Is this the recommended way to collect and add params to an API call?

I'm looking at this example: https://github.com/Microsoft/DataConnectors/tree/master/samples/HelloWorldWithDocs

 

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v-xinruzhu-msft
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Hi @rebeccapeltz 

You can refer to the following link, it offer some solution about custom connector

Custom connector development FAQ - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards!

Yolo Zhu

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rebeccapeltz
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Thank yor for sharing the FAQ. 

v-xinruzhu-msft
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Hi @rebeccapeltz 

You can refer to the following link, it offer some solution about custom connector

Custom connector development FAQ - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards!

Yolo Zhu

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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