API meets Frontend 08.09.20 14:00

Participants: Bernhard Koschicek, Alexander Watzinger, Nina Brundke, Christoph Hoffmann, Stefan Eichert and special guest Smilla
Location: ACDH-CH, Alte Burse, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna
Time: 2020-08-09, 14:00


  • Welcome

API presentation

  • What are the current possibilities of the API
      • Request one entity: /api/0.1/entity/105
      • Download a JSON of one entity: /api/0.1/entity/download/105
      • Request by code: /api/0.1/code/actor
      • Request by class: /api/0.1/class/E18
      • Request by latest: /api/0.1/latest/16
      • Request one or more entities: /api/0.1/query?entities[]=115&entities[]=116
      • Request one or more classes: /api/0.1/query?classes[]=E18&classes[]=E31
      • Request one or more codes: /api/0.1/query?items[]=actor&items[]=source
      • Combine requests: /api/0.1/query?items[]=actor&items[]=source&classes[]=E18&classes[]=E31&entities[]=115&entities[]=116
    • Parameter
      • Sort and Sort by Column
      • Limit
      • Filtering
      • Show/Hide Types
      • Pagination

API meets Frontend

  • What are the use cases
  • What functions do the API need
    • show subunits for classes and types #1206
    • Give me the entity and all linked entities
    • Give me the entity and all subunits of this entity
    • Give me the entity and all super types of this entity
    • Give me a place and all actors linked to that place through events (could be also more specific if needed)
  • How to display these queries?
  • Discussion of other JSON output standards
  • Path with /api/0.1/node=23422 (show this type and every entity connected to it)
  • Path with /api/0.1/top_node=2145154 (show every entity which is connected to this type and every sub type of this)
  • ?count gives you only a count of the result, without any other results. Make own query/function

Bernhard's Roadmap

  1. Develop custom queries, that are discussed today
  2. Include URLs to pagination (is not needed)
  3. Introduce new JSON schemas for other entities
  4. Optimize performance


  • Discuss other OpenAtlas or THANADOS topics


After we discussed the excellent presented and extensive recent development we decided to switch to a more practical approach. Christoph and Stefan will write issues for the API to satisfy their needs for presentation sites so that we can see and test the API in action.

Updated by Bernhard Koschiček-Krombholz over 3 years ago · 19 revisions

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