Making My First Request

Our interactive API Reference allows you to try the PublicationIQ endpoints. It is available to help you to make your first request and test the various parameters. For each endpoint, the interactive documentation provides you with the following:

  • URL
  • Description
  • Parameter list
  • Ability to try each endpoint with different parameters
  • Ability to see the response to a specified request
  • Code Samples in several languages. The code samples provided reflect the parameters entered into the reference parameter fields.

Interact with our endpoints and see the responses that you can expect back from PublicationIQ. For each endpoint in our API Reference, the description, recent requests, parameters and response variations are displayed under the URL. The code samples and actual response are displayed in the right hand column. Explore the PublicationIQ endpoints by following the sequence of steps below.

Use the API Reference

  1. Navigate to the PublicationIQ API Reference. Each PublicationIQ endpoint can be found in the left hand menu. The details for the Get Alpha Browser Menu endpoint are displayed in the middle column.
  2. Click on the EXAMPLES button in the RESPONSE section of the right hand column.
  3. Click on the 200 in the drop down to see a successful example response.
  4. Click on a language in the LANGUAGE section to see a code sample using the endpoint.
  5. Enter your institution's customer profiled in the form of custid.groupid.profileid and the local identifier in the fields provided.
  6. Click the Try It! button. The API reference makes a request to PublicationIQ with your desired parameters. The response is displayed in the RESPONSE section to the right.

The /pf/pfaccount/{profile}/alphabrowser/menu/{localeid} response contains an Alpha Browser menu. Repeat the process above for any of the PublicationIQ endpoints.