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Igorpole
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100% Dynamic Navigation table with Web.Contents()

Hi!

 

I'm trying to build a custom data connector to the data source through it's API. The problem is that I don't know exactly how many tables are there, what are their names etc. So I need to see all the tables when I connect to the API. With OData.Feed you have it by default, but with Web.Contents I have to use Table.ToNavigationTable function. But to use it I have to create a table with a required structure. What I don't understand is how to create this structure without knowing names of the tables. And if one day new table is added, how to get it automatically? Any ideas, links?

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artemus
Microsoft
Microsoft

If you don't have a list of tables, simply add a text field in the connector for the user to manually type it in. Then just skip the navigation table and return the requested table.

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artemus
Microsoft
Microsoft

If you don't have a list of tables, simply add a text field in the connector for the user to manually type it in. Then just skip the navigation table and return the requested table.

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Igorpole
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Thank you! So, in general, there is no way to get all the tables without knowing them in advance.

v-lionel-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Igorpole ,

 

In other words, when you use the Web.Contents connect to the  API, there is no navigation bar as follows?

v-lionel-msft_0-1617600485444.png

This is because the API returns data in JSON format, so there is no navigation bar.

 

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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Hi! To be precise there is no navigation table in the case of Web.Contents as there is no metadata returned as in the case of OData. Feed. 

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