The API, or Application Programming Interface, defines how data is exchanged between your database and any software that needs access to it.

You can think of the API like a messenger that runs back and forth between your database and other services to collect information and eventually pass it to the front-end.

API concepts to understand

  • API Groups - Folders for your API endpoints with unique documentation and BaseURLs.

  • Auto Documentation - Everything you do in your API is automatically documented for you in Swagger.

  • CRUD Operations - Xano auto-generates basic CRUD API operations in Jumpstart.

  • Creating an API Endpoint - Build API endpoints to perform more unique or complex operations.

  • The API Builder - Learn the anatomy of an API endpoint and how to build an API.