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RobHess05
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Need help consuming API data with a dynamic path

I can read data from a REST API with this URL:  finance/agreements/

The resulting set returns an ID for each agreement.  I can then use that ID to find additions specific to that agreement.  This example shows only additions for ID 21finance/agreements/21/additions

 

Is there a way to consume all of the additions using a single Power Query?  I'm assuming that I will need to loop thru all of the agreements, capture the ID's, then download the additions as separate API calls. 

Thank you for reading.   

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mahoneypat
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Yes.  You can make your first web call, expand that if needed to get an [ID] column, make it type text if needed, and then add a custom column with another Web.Contents( ) with most of the url hardcoded, but dynamically use the [ID] column.

 

=Web.Contents("... finance/agreements/" & [ID] & "/additions")

 

You can then expand the resulting column of Tables to combine all the data.

Pat

 





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RobHess05
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Thank you for the feedback @mahoneypat .  I took your paging example on another ticket, and used it to solve this issue.  My code is below.  You rock!

        source = Json.Document(Web.Contents(url & "/finance/agreements/count", [ Headers = DefaultRequestHeaders ])),
        count = (source[count]),
        pages = List.Numbers(0,count/PageSize, PageSize),
        #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(pages, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
        #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Converted to Table",{{"Column1", type text}}),
        #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn( #"Changed Type", "Custom", each Json.Document(Web.Contents(url & "/finance/agreements?fields=id&pageSize=" & Number.ToText(PageSize) & "&page="&[Column1], [ Headers = DefaultRequestHeaders ]))),
        #"Expanded Custom" = Table.ExpandListColumn(#"Added Custom", "Custom"),
        #"Expanded ID"  = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Expanded Custom", "Custom", {"id"}, {"id"}),
        #"Added Custom2" = Table.AddColumn( #"Expanded ID" , "Custom2", each Json.Document(Web.Contents(url & "/finance/agreements/"&Number.ToText([id])&"/additions?pageSize=" & Number.ToText(PageSize), [ Headers = DefaultRequestHeaders ]))),
        #"Expanded Custom2" = Table.ExpandListColumn(#"Added Custom2", "Custom2"),
mahoneypat
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Super User IV

Yes.  You can make your first web call, expand that if needed to get an [ID] column, make it type text if needed, and then add a custom column with another Web.Contents( ) with most of the url hardcoded, but dynamically use the [ID] column.

 

=Web.Contents("... finance/agreements/" & [ID] & "/additions")

 

You can then expand the resulting column of Tables to combine all the data.

Pat

 





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