Hierarchical Data Support on Scribe's SDK
I am excited to announce a new feature for developers using our Software Development Kit (SDK), specifically the Connector Development Kit (CDK). Our Summer 2017 Release of Scribe Online enables Connector Developers to take full advantage of Hierarchical Data Support. Scribe has always had the ability to handle related entities, however this support allows the user to query and/or commit an entire hierarchical complex object.
You might ask - why is this important…
Increasingly, third-party applications present data via API’s in hierarchical structures, such as single entities that include any related data, instead of flattened rows of data. You can now easily handle these situations without implementing complicated logic. The best part is Scribe’s design and implementation has the Platform doing most of the heavy lifting.
The Scribe Online User Interface has been updated to provide a way to “include” the hierarchical data structure, making it easy for end users both browse and select what source data is available. On the target side we’ve added some new Operation Blocks allowing you to Add items to the hierarchical collection before the object is committed. The new Blocks are only displayed if the Connector supports this new functionality.
An overview on implementing support for Hierarchical Data in your Connector is already posted on our Developer Community SDK / CDK Support For Connector Development For Hierarchical Data which includes sample code to get you started quickly.
How do you get started…
Review the SDK / CDK Support For Connector Development For Hierarchical Data topic in the DevPortal. Feel free to start posting any questions on our Developer Community (right here). We will be updating the Sandbox very shortly so you can see how this works in conjunction with the UI.
What if I don’t need this…
No problem, the feature is available should you need it. Your Connectors will continue to run as they do today.
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