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REST API with Magento 2
On October the second I was at the second Yireo Magento 2 Seminar at Utrecht (Netherlands). There was a short talk about "APIs in Magento 2" presented by Andra Lungu, Magento developer at BitBull_IT.
At this moment we are building a very big Magento 2 shop for one of our customers. For this project we have to integrate with several external systems/platforms. For example: we must send order information to their CRM at regular basis during the order flow. To create a PDF of the order / invoice, we need the relationnumber of the customer to print in the header of the document. Because the relationnumber isn't stored in Magento we must set up a REST API to retrieve this number from CRM.
I will give you a general overview how to build your own web API with Magento 2 based on code examples.