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What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

Sravan_Kumar
Community Boss

What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

Hi Friends,

 

What is json and why is it used in Anaplan?

Also what is Apiary?

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JaredDolich
Moderator

Re: What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

@Sravan_Kumar 

All great questions Sravan!

JSON stands for "Java Script Object Notation",  its a special notation that allows you to pair the key and value together, thus avoiding the issues with flat tables. Example: {name: "Sravan"age: 28, city: "New York City"}; JSON  also allows you to send data that's hierarchical.  JSON is only used with the Anaplan API when it sends messages about the API call you make. Like whether the action was successful or not. For transaction data, Anaplan sends transaction data as a CSV format (flat).

An Apiary is where bees are kept, but sometimes, in IT, the term Apiary is used to describe the API library, or the dictionary of all the APIs you can call. So in this case the Anaplan Apiary for version 1.3 would contain all the RESTful APIs and how to use them. You can find the 1.3 Apiary here.

Keep the questions coming! 


Jared Dolich
Misbah
Moderator

Re: What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

@JaredDolich "Where bees are kept but sometimes in IT 🙂 " ROFL

 

 

JaredDolich
Moderator

Re: What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

@Misbah 

If figured that might be worth one or two Kudos! Thank you sir!


Jared Dolich
Sravan_Kumar
Community Boss

Re: What is json and why is it used in Anaplan

Thanks @JaredDolich.

 

Your explanation are so simple yet full detailed.