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SS KarthickSS Karthick 

Rest Api with rest explorer

Hi Everybody,
          I am new to Rest Api.. I dont know how to use rest api ???
Can anyone tell me how to use rest api  with rest explorer...



Thanks in advance
karthick
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pbattissonpbattisson
Karthick

Your question is very broad and as such unlikely to get a response that will help you properly. What are you trying to accomplish with the REST API?

As a general overview of the REST API Salesforce provides a series of RESTful endpoints that enable you as a developer to make simple standardised calls to URLS to retrieve data and perform actions. 

There is a very detailed set of documentation you can use at https://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_rest/ which provides an overview of how all of the resources work and the way in which you can use them to retrieve records and create new records.

REST Explorer (assuming you mean the explorer within the workbench) is a tool that allows you to view the different request and response types that you can make using the Salesforce REST API to provide you with some guidance or direction on how to construct requests and handle the responses you wold be expecting to receive (most likely as JSON).

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pbattissonpbattisson
Karthick

Your question is very broad and as such unlikely to get a response that will help you properly. What are you trying to accomplish with the REST API?

As a general overview of the REST API Salesforce provides a series of RESTful endpoints that enable you as a developer to make simple standardised calls to URLS to retrieve data and perform actions. 

There is a very detailed set of documentation you can use at https://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_rest/ which provides an overview of how all of the resources work and the way in which you can use them to retrieve records and create new records.

REST Explorer (assuming you mean the explorer within the workbench) is a tool that allows you to view the different request and response types that you can make using the Salesforce REST API to provide you with some guidance or direction on how to construct requests and handle the responses you wold be expecting to receive (most likely as JSON).
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sweetzsweetz
Hi Karthick,

These links will be helpful to get you started with rest apis

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Getting_Started_with_the_Force.com_REST_API

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Creating_REST_APIs_using_Apex_REST

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/REST_API
Abraham kumarAbraham kumar
Hi battison,

i have a particular requirement in which the contact data from salesforce has to be sent to a web application in JSON format, This has to be triggered when the contact email is changed in salesforce. please can anyone suggest how this can be done using Rest api to send data in json format.I am new in integration, Please help

Many Thanks!!
Abraham