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The following short videos introduce the basic concepts of CA Live API Creator. We highly recommend them for new users.

This video is a business-oriented introduction to CA Live API Creator. It illustrates how to create a B2B system that:
  • Accepts orders from partners, mobile apps, or web apps

  • Processes them, plus the related User Stories to change orders

  • Posts messages to specific suppliers' systems

This is the Welcome Tour for CA Live API Creator.  

This page summarizes the contents of the video, with links you can use to find out more about each feature:
  • creating APIs - automatically, or with control over data access / sql

  • integrating multiple data sources into your API

  • the Data Explorer

  • Managing rules and security, using Reactive Logic and server-side JavaScript

  • Development Operations
The Quick Ref provides a useful list of basic information.

This is a walk-through of the Data Explorer.

It is an automatically created user interface built directly from your schema.  

It includes support for multi-table, multi-screen Data Maintenance applications.

It is layered over Live API and Live Logic, so enforces your logic and security.

It provides an Author Mode so you can control the look and feel.

You can use it to test your API, and for "back office" data maintenance to complement hand-build custom apps.

This video describes Reactive Logic:
  • What it is

  • How to use it

To learn more:
  • Rule Reference - lists the rule types, and key related concepts

  • Tutorial - complex examples (e.g. Bill of Materials), and logic patterns

This video describes the concepts and operation for Reactive Logic:
  • Definition

  • Execution: watch, react, chain

This video describes the concepts and operation for Declarative Security:
  • Admin vs App Security

  • Authentication Providers - default, custom

  • Roles - access, table permissions for row/column security

  • Globals - per/user parameterization for Row Filter